Ideas To Feel Festive Whilst Stuck At Home

Ideas To Feel Festive Whilst Stuck At Home

I don’t know about you, but I’ve felt around about 0.025% festive this year. So I set myself down with a glass of mulled cider and jotted down a few ideas to feel festive whilst stuck at home – and I thought I would share them because they all made me smile and have helped to summon the Christmas spirit, even in these trying times. My imagination and planning skills are some of the few… View Post

How to Deal with Homesickness as an Expat

How to Deal with Homesickness as an Expat

I haven’t chatted all things expat in awhile, but speaking with friends recently the topic of how to deal with homesickness as an expat has come up a fair amount recently. (Between swapping book and TV/movie recommendations obviously.) It’s going to be a long time before a lot of us get to visit home, so it’s no surprise that it’s something on our minds. Living permanently in another country as an expat, it is so… View Post

Home as an Expat | Musings | Travel Linkup

Home as an Expat | Musings | Travel Linkup

Searching through a long abandoned cupboard shelf the other day, I discovered a plethora of forgotten things. A Union Jack paper lantern that we had bought to take on a picnic (it was an optimistic purchase even when we first saw it), a New Zealand passport holder still in the embossed box and a box full of art supplies that I had enthusiastically purchased intending to brighten the world one randomly sent homemade card at a… View Post

Thanksgiving in London | Aqua Shard

Thanksgiving in London | Aqua Shard

According to Wikipedia, Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November.  This dry description leaves out that it’s the tradition of gathering with your family and friends – and Thanksgiving in London at Aqua Shard was something even more special again. Disclosure – this time we were guests of Aqua Shard but all thoughts are as ever my own. Many years ago when I was a university… View Post

Finding a Flat to Rent in London: Expat …

Finding a Flat to Rent in London: Expat Edition | Sponsored by Nestpick

I blearily cracked open an eyelid – my proper first view of a London morning was framed by the bright red struts of a dorm room bunk bed. I was finally here, and I knew my first job was finding a flat to rent in London. Disclosure: This post was commissioned by Nestpick, who work with more than 1 million listings from 100 trusted partners to provide expats with the biggest selection of mid-to-long term furnished apartments… View Post