You Can Call Me B*tch

B*tch, nerd, ice maiden, narcissist. I’ve been called all of the above and take no offence (well, little). I concede that they are all true, at least in part. Another description leaves a sour taste in my mouth however: ‘trailing spouse’. Google the term and you’ll get ‘trailing spouse depression, trailing spouse issues, trailing spouse unemployment, trailing spouse divorce, unhappy trailing spouse…’ But…
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Antwerp: The Coolest Fashion City You’ve Barely Heard Of

New York, Milan, Paris, London. And Antwerp…? As the Belgian capital of fashion, Antwerp is often overlooked on the global fashion map. The city offers much more than chocolate and beer however. Despite its small size (it’s nearly eight times smaller than London), Antwerp boasts nearly 70 home grown fashion labels, a designated fashion district (located in ‘Het Zuid’ meaning ‘the south’…
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Moving with kids, is it worth it?

Moving countries is simple. Moving countries with kids is complicated. In my twenties I would happily hop, skip and jump to any new country. New place, new people, new fun. I swore never to be one of those party pooper mums who used kids as a scapegoat for their own laziness or travel paranoia. ‘Well Flossie has just settled into nursery so…
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Parlez-vous Expat?

An open outlook, a can do attitude and a weird accent. The telltale signs of a seasoned expat. Here in my hometown I’ve been asked more often where I am from than in any other place I’ve lived. ‘You sound a bit foreign’ is the typical refrain. ‘I can’t quite get your accent…’ and even worse ‘Are you from the South?’ (I’M FROM YORKSHIRE). Afternoon…
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For My Future Best Friends

I asked a best friend if I should start a blog and she wholeheartedly encouraged me. ‘Yes!’ she boomed, ‘… but please, just keep it from the heart’. The best bloggers were, she said, written by ‘best friends you’d never met’. I’ve spent over thirty years in over thirty places and now I want to reconnect with all the fabulous people from my travels,…
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