Born abroad: how not to give birth as an expat

After giving birth most women slump into their beds exhausted, smiling for cute photos with the latest addition to their family. As for me, based in Switzerland and set to move to Belgium I was dealing with rental agencies. ‘Sorry, Madame you don’t seem to understand – I can’t show you around the apartment. I’m in hospital… I just had a…
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Beauty Spotting: the new facial serum combating smog with science

News update – we are considering a move to Santiago in Chile. While I’m keen to brush up on my Spanish and excited as I am about drinking fabulous red wine to the backdrop of snow capped mountains, I’ve been warned about one serious downside. Pollution. No filter: pollution and expat city life Apparently smog is a real problem in…
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How to network as an expat woman

After my most recent trip to London I’ve been thinking a lot about leaning in as an expat woman. As expats, our little black book of contacts may be thinner than back home and whether we’re looking to promote our business, hunting for work, or just searching for answers to the many questions we face in a very foreign country, it’s…
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