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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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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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A Few Reasons Why We’ve Decided To Move to Spain

  • May 14, 2019

As I announced last week, we’re moving to Spain at the end of the month. We’ve found a house, booked our removals, and bought one-way tickets! It’s getting very exciting but also terrifying the closer it gets. We kept it quiet for so long as we wanted to make sure everything was certain before telling people – you never know what’s going to happen with a house sale! It’s been >>