Sexy, fun and downright bonkers fine dining in Santiago

Last week my husband I celebrated five years of marriage together. Apparently the British tradition after five years is to gift each other something made of wood. Only after 40 years together does it get interesting and I can expect a ruby (husband – take note). But 35 years is a long time to wait and I didn’t fancy a…
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Move abroad or long distance relationship? Should you move country for love?

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re with someone from another country. Perhaps you fell in love with a local while abroad, or you moved overseas especially for them. Or you’re doing the long distance thing right now, but are considering a switch to be together. What’s the best route? Is a long distance relationship really worth it? Is it…
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Where to shop for food and groceries in Santiago, Chile

I’ve had a few queries about where to buy food and other groceries in Santiago. While I’ve touched on the subject before, I thought a proper round up which I’ll try to update regularly would come in handy. Here goes: Fruit, vegetables and flowers – I try to avoid the supermarkets and visit my local market. Markets are cheaper, the shopping…
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Medically proven: how expat mums can walk with broken toes

A few weeks ago I was at a supermarket and an idiot ran over my foot with their trolley. The worst thing is, that idiot was me. Six months pregnant and exhausted after a night spent relaying between whining preschoolers, it seems my body wasn’t coordinating its moves right. With all my six month pregnant belly weight leaning on the…
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Buying kids shoes in Chile: Children’s shoe size conversion charts and …

Today I nearly threw my computer out of the window. I’d been trying to buy shoes for my child online and couldn’t figure out the sizing. Why does every country insist on different sizing systems? To mess with our minds? To make us buy more shoes because, let’s face it, we’ll never have the time or the energy to return…
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