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Loving and leaving

Suddenly the days have become sunnier and the trees more glossy. The food has become more addictive and the cheap massages and pedicures more tempting. I’m sure you can guess why… it’s because we know we are leaving. Partir c’est … Continue reading

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The Expat Summer Shuffle

It’s been a funny kind of summer. To kick-off my six weeks back ‘home’ in England I played that well known expat game of musical beds. 30 days meant I stayed with 16 different sets of people in 10 different … Continue reading

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The final proof

It’s still only three weeks into January. Already life seems to have picked up the pace and yet, only two weeks ago it still felt like Christmas and I was in London and squeezing into the boys’ one-bed flat. Since … Continue reading

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Cumulative Grief – is it a superpower?

Last week I found myself in conversation with someone I had not met before. We asked each other the usual questions: where’ve you lived, what are your kids doing, how do you like to spend your time and where have … Continue reading

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Finding my sunny intervals

The worst thing about being a global nomad has to be saying goodbye to good friends. The best thing about being a global nomad has to be making new friends, friends who become soulmates in record time. I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Ten friends

I was very excited to hear that, this week, an old friend of mine, who has the accolade of being the person most postings have coincided with  (Stavanger, London, The Hague) was coming to KL for a trip. We arranged … Continue reading

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A first time for everything

Today’s lessons learned: It is easier to procrastinate about something than to just do it. Thinking about doing something scary is worse than actually doing it. It is easier to do something scary when someone else asks you to do … Continue reading

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and one flew home

When I wrote the tagline to this website (that’s it up at the top of the screen, to the top right of the photograph of the lake) I was convinced that our empty nest was permanent. As you may recall … Continue reading

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Loss and friendship

  Making frequent moves, particularly between countries, is tough. And while many folk think we live charmed lives in which the women play bridge, drink pink gin and bemoan their staff while the children make friends with monkeys and end … Continue reading

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and this year FIGT taught me

A few years ago at one of the Houston Families In Global Transition conferences I remember the then FIGT president, Sandy Thomas, VP of Global Girl Scouting, closing the event with two things. The first was something she had done … Continue reading

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