Research is essential

So over the last week we’ve found out that researching the area that you are going to live in advance of moving there is essential, a few days ago we found out why this is so essential. You see My Husband as I’ve mentioned before is a Chinese Malaysian, meaning that frequently people from other races frequently mistake … Continue reading

Feeststol and Glühwein

I’ve not written a blog post in a few days, mainly because there has been little to talk about and I don’t want to be posting “insightful commentaries” all the time. It’s that time of year again when new and experienced expats tend to feel like a roller-coaster of emotions and it’s no different for my husband and I despite … Continue reading

Christmas is Cancelled

Christmas is cancelled, time to reflect.

There are times in life when the traditions we hold onto fade  away and evaporate. This has been a year of great change and as it comes to an end so do the last of the traditions I grew up with. This year I made the decision to hold on to the one I love … Continue reading

Better Left Unsaid

Better left unsaid.

It’s funny how so much in life is better left unsaid. Sometimes in-order to protect the ones we love, sometimes to protect ourselves, but always with the best intentions. Conversely there are things that we must say, regardless of the pain it may cause, either to the recipient or to you it doesn’t matter who … Continue reading

Winter holidays in the Netherlands… Zwarte Pieten Stijl?

Since moving here I have come across the strangeness that is known as Zwarte Piete. Now I’m not saying that I disapprove, I assume that they date back far further than any contact with Non-Caucasians was made. But even so, they are very creepy! and perhaps a touch racially insensitive given how multi cultural the world is these days. … Continue reading

Every silver-lining has a cloud.

Yesterday was fantastic, today was not so much. You see yesterday I had my first face to face meeting with my future business partner. It went great! We had some coffee, spoke about our ideas, discussed start dates and set out a plan of action for the business. So as you can imagine I was … Continue reading

Expatriate habits, the importance of being unique…Oh and Cake.

A few days ago the Guardian published a rather interesting interactive infographic and it got me wondering are exp ats really as unique as we think we are? Lets face it, the first thing that 98% of expats do when they arrive in their country of destination is find and locate the local expat “community”. But … Continue reading

Snow and other things

So recently I’ve not written for 3-4 days, So firstly I apologise, but I am a still student and I still have coursework as a result. So lets cover some of the exciting thing’s I’ve not been able to post about due to prior engagements. On Thursday we had our first snow of the season, … Continue reading

So, Twitter…

So I’ve just joined Twitter, Not entirely sure what to expect. I’ve mainly done it because I want to get updates from certain entrepreneurs and philanthropists that I usually check out on my social networks of choice, the issue that I hope twitter solves for me is that I can track posts by people I … Continue reading

The B Team.

Believe it or not, when I was younger I was a bit of a skinny nerd // If I’m being honest, I still am a bit of a skinny nerd // and try as I might to change things, I was always placed in the B team for any sports competitions. It’s not because I … Continue reading

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