Expat, Expat Life

When Expat Life is Like A Cactus on the Roof

Yep, It's a Pretty Weird Blog Post Title Icebergs, people, cacti....you can't always see the full picture, maybe because your perspective is skewed or obscured.  Sometimes you have to go the extra mile and dig a little deeper (in this case inside my wheelie bin) to get the full story. The Cactus Ears These large… Continue reading When Expat Life is Like A Cactus on the Roof

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Why Expat Partners are Quite Like Dung Beetles

There’s always a bit of a brouhaha when it comes to labelling or describing expat partners. A few of the titles used include Expat Spouse, Expat Wife, Trailing Spouse, Trailblazing Spouse, Lady of Leisure, Lady that Lunches, Guy that Golfs, Excess Baggage or as my husband endearingly calls me Expensive Habit. None of the terms is perfect and… Continue reading Why Expat Partners are Quite Like Dung Beetles

Expat, Expat Life, gin

Do You Know Why Expats Drink Gin?

Find out why expats and gin and tonic are forever linked.

Africa, Books, Expat, Expat Wife, Johannesburg, knocked up abroad, trailing spouse

Generation eXpat: From Statistician to Illustrator

It can be tough being the Trailing Spouse on an expat posting, there are times when you feel like you are the excess baggage.  The life and career you had built before is almost certainly on hold or possibly gone forever, particularly if you are not permitted to work in your host country and the… Continue reading Generation eXpat: From Statistician to Illustrator

Africa After All, Expat Life

Africa After All 3. Hands Free

In urban areas of Johannesburg, pushchairs (strollers or buggies) are often impractical.  They probably would not be welcome on precarious mini-bus taxi rides, neither are they suited to some of the non-existent pavements or uneven roadside verges.  I also imagine that for many, the cost of pushchairs is prohibitive (if you had to choose between buying a pushchair… Continue reading Africa After All 3. Hands Free