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How to deal with homesickness as an expat

  • November 20, 2019
How to deal with homesickness as an expat

This post is in collaboration with Allianz Care If you were looking forward to working and living abroad, homesickness as an expat can come as a surprise, but it is not uncommon. If you have only recently moved abroad to work, it can make settling into a new country much more difficult. For many expats, homesickness is even thought to be a contributory factor in their decision to repatriate. Thankfully, >>

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5 scariest things about moving abroad and how to overcome them

  • November 11, 2019
scariest things about moving abroad

Moving to another country is without a doubt the scariest thing I’ve ever done. There were times that I didn’t think we’d go through with it, and many more times when I wondered what on earth we were doing. We’ve had many people tell us how brave we are, and that they would relocate abroad if they weren’t so afraid. Like anything, if you want to achieve something you have >>

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Tips for new expat mums

  • November 8, 2019
tips for expat mums

Moving abroad is a life-changing experience, especially when you have a family. You have to deal with big changes both for yourself and for your children. Moving abroad as a family means leaving your home, leaving friends, changing a routine, and being in a totally new environment. Parenting is difficult enough as it is, but even more so when you’re suddenly parenting in another country away from family, friends, and >>

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9 things you learn when you move to Spain

  • October 7, 2019

Living in Spain is quite different from living in the UK in many ways – and not just because of the weather! We’ve been here for 4.5 months now and we are all getting used to the way of life and learning how things are done here. There are some things that take a bit of getting used to though and some things you might not have even thought about >>

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Back to school – Spanish style

  • September 23, 2019

It’s now almost 4 months since we moved to Spain and after 3.5 months of no school Little H started school here in Spain a week after the kids in England went back. It was a bit of an odd start – after 3 days in we had terrible storms and flooding here so school was closed for 3 days. She went back last week but still hasn’t done a >>

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Relocating abroad – not an impossible daydream!

  • August 21, 2019

A lot of people have said “I wish we could do it!” in response to our move to Spain, both in person and in comments on my blog and social media posts. I’ve said the same in the past to friends who had moved to far flung sunny locations, and I looked at Instagram posts with longing when reading about how other people had made the move. The thing is, >>

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5 things I’ve noticed about living in Spain after 1 month

  • July 11, 2019

I can’t believe that we’ve now lived in Spain for over a month! It’s gone so fast. If I’m honest it still feels a bit like a holiday where I’ve taken my laptop with me because Little H has no school and the husband hasn’t got to go to work. We’re all loving it though and have no regrets yet about making such a life-changing decision. It’s a totally different >>

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We did it – we’re now expats!

  • May 31, 2019

It’s been a little while since my last post – mainly because things have been slightly manic in our lives! We left the UK on a very grey afternoon earlier this week and arrived in sunny Spain. We got the keys to our new house and since then have been building A LOT of flat packed furniture and have pretty much visited every supermarket and home furnishing store in the >>

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