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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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A dog’s life: why expat living with pets isn’t for …

I love animals. As a child I had all sorts of pets and today I still get more excited when I see a puppy than a new Chanel lip colour. Rabbits, cats, fish, stick insects, sea monkeys… my childhood home was just a few hamsters short of a petting zoo. You name it, I’ve petted, stroked and cuddled it (even if…
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Beauty Spotting: the new facial serum combating smog with science

Firstly a disclosure: As as personal customer of QMS products for many years, I was gifted the new QMS EpiGen Daily-Detox Serum for me to try out. There was, however, no agreement or obligation for me to post about the brand or product. Now a news update – we are considering a move to Santiago in Chile. While I’m keen to…
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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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Leaning in to my new expat role

I’m currently in London visiting a friend from my university days. It was a last minute trip to catch up with her and other friends before I jet off on my next expat adventure. It only just dawned on me that it’s my first childfree trip in three and a half years. Three and a half years. I’ve handed over…
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