Ay Coronavirus! Never in my wildest nightmares would I have chosen homeschooling as an option. Schooling is already an ongoing headache for expat families like ours, who move countries every few years. In desperation, I briefly looked into it when we were moving to South Africa and were struggling to find places for our children. I was mightily relieved when we secured spots for both kids and homeschooling remained a distant bad dream.Continue reading
We jumped ship, dear reader. Only temporarily of course, we’re not rats and the ship isn’t sinking, but the cabin fever was excruciating. The extended boredom with school being shut, the office being closed and all of us confined in a small space, the anxiety in the air and the lack of loo roll persuaded us that the best thing to do was to head back to the UK for a while to ride out the storm.
Mildly ironic then, that we flew into an actual storm and had the bumpiest of landings.Continue reading
With the outbreak of the Wuhan corona virus, variously referred to a WuFlu (even though it’s not flu), Wumonia and WARS, how has life in Hong Kong has been disrupted?Continue reading
What you can win…
Our November 2019 book giveaway is a copy of Knocked up Abroad Again. Our October 2019 book giveaway (Culture Smart! Mexico) was unclaimed. I guess I don’t have too many (any?) readers in Mexico. Therefore, it will roll over and form part of the November prize. So you can win not 1, but 2 books this month. That’s literally a win-win. Continue reading
Many of you will have heard the saying sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me. Continue reading
¡Ay, caramaba!, next up in our series of monthly book giveaways is a copy of Culture Smart! Mexico.
Read on to find out how you can win our October 2019 book giveaway.
As the nights draw in in the Northern Hemisphere you may be contemplating curling up with a book. Equally, as spring blooms in the Southern Hemisphere perhaps you are longingly eyeing your poolside lounger and dreaming of five minutes peace for quiet reading session.
It’s your lucky day. We’re hosting a series of monthly book giveaways from September 2019 onwards. Read on to find out how you can win a free book.
It’s a can of worms, but you can have your say by voting in our survey at the bottom of the post. Continue reading
Wow, I’ve read my advance digital copy of Life on the Move and it’s fabulous. I loved all the stories. I was so interested to read the tales set in my home country, the UK, as they hold an interesting lens up to things I don’t normally pause to think about. However, after a combined 10 years living in Africa, the stories set there resonated the most for me. But truly, each story is in its own way is worthy of your time. Continue reading
I can tell the kids are tired and ready for a break. For the last couple of weeks, getting them up for school has been increasingly tricky. At the weekend it felt like herding slugs just convincing them to get dressed head out to the supermarket. I know I’m ready for a break. I’m feeling antisocial and crabby. Continue reading