Fear Of Missing Out On Your Goals?

A few nights ago I escaped for drinks with girlfriends. We got talking about the ‘Fear Of Missing Out on My Goals’. It’s a big thing and even has its own acronym (FOMOMG). In fact it keeps cropping up in conversations among my friends. Is it a millennial angst thing or an expat thing? Or does it apply to all,…
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The dangers of private healthcare

Private healthcare is awesome. I feel blessed to have it. Without it, I refused to feel move to Chile, a new continent for me. On the whole we’ve had awesome medical care here in Chile. But private healthcare is not always great. I’m just a little concerned about the over prescription of drugs, the dash to surgery, the antibiotic cure all…
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Beauty hacks for the expat woman

After my last post on getting makeup ready in a rush, I’ve had a few Expaters get in touch for more beauty tips. I’m not a makeup pro, I’m no #instabeauty, but I do know a thing or two about getting ready with three screaming kids clinging to my ankles. Here are a few of my fave quick fixes, hacks and…
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Expert beauty tips for looking fab in five

We’ve all been there. You’ve been up since 5.30am, changing, feeding, changing, feeding… then somehow it’s 2pm. Finally you rush out of the door quicker than Indiana Jones with fed and clean(ish) kids. Hoorah! Then you catch yourself in the mirror… You look like sh*t. And now you feel it too. Of course children’s bellies should take priority over mascara,…
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Ten ways to tell you’ve been an expat for a long, …

Been an expat for a long time? I’ve been living abroad one and off since I was 18 and it’s made me a little odd I guess. How about you, Expaters? You know when you’ve been away from ‘home’ for a long, long time when… Someone asks you where you got an item of clothing and you reply with a…
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What’s your expat type?

Why did you move abroad? For love, for work, or just for the hell of it? Internations, a network and guide for expats in 420 cities worldwide has published results from a massive survey, summarizing why we choose to move abroad. I reckon I fall (or have fallen) into just about every category. What’s your expat type? The Go-Getter You…
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How to learn a foreign language – it’s simpler than you thought

Languages are like diets. Just like that pill which promises to give you a Victoria’s Secret model’s body in a week, anyone telling you they can make you fluent in Russian overnight is lying. I studied French and German at university, I dabbled in Arabic while living in Damascus and I’m now trying my hand at Spanish here in Chile.…
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Getting out of the funk: An expert’s guide

It’s been a tough week. My son suffered a severe anaphylactic attack and we suspect he’ll now have lifelong allergies, my newborn has bronchitis and I’m getting over pneumonia. Oof. But I’m positive that we’ll get a grip on my son’s allergies. I’m thrilled my blog seems to be taking off. I’ve met many wonderful people here in Chile that…
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Moving to a new country? Read these tips from the experts first

I’ve moved countries about nine times in my life. I say ‘about’ because to be honest I can’t really remember. You think I’d get better at it, but each time moving countries throws up new challenges. For anyone else going through the move, I thought to share a few tips from some of my favourite travel bloggers, expat community founders…
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The second most beautiful scent in the world?

Firstly a little disclosure: As as personal customer of Kai products for some time, I was gifted the new Kai Rose oil duo to try out. There was, however, no agreement or obligation for me to post about the brand or product. And now, ladies, exciting news! I’ve discovered the second most beautiful, natural perfume in the world! But first…
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