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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 some are deeply loathed by the expat community.
So, I’ve come up with yet another alternative for you. It’s an analogy that first occurred to me when I wrote about the industrious dung beetle after we saw hundreds of them on safari. They are completely fascinating little creatures and the comparison between expat partners and dung beetles has been scratching about in the back of my mind ever since. Yes, I am comparing the Trailing Spouse to the Dung Beetle.
Confused? Here are 6 ways that expat partners are like dung beetles:
Founding and running and expat Facebook group has its perks and its pitfalls. Here are 10 things I’ve learnt from running Trailing Spouses Johannesburg (and yes, there are links at the end of the post). Continue reading
My son thinks I’m a secret agent undercover expat spy. We had the following conversation:
Pickle: “Are you a secret Agent Mummy?”
Me with a mouthful of food: “Mmmmmmm.”
Pickle: “THAT’S A YES ISN’T IT. I KNEW IT. YES. Mum’s a
I didn’t disagree with him.
I thought about his question a little more and decided that it was quite a logical conclusion for him to come to.