Why I’m not buying gifts for my kids’ teachers

Expaters, did you buy your kid’s teacher a present this year? What did you give? I scanned the web for teacher gifts and look what I found in The Independent, a major British newspaper: ‘A candle might be a bit of a teacher present cliché, but make it a luxury number with Jo Malone and you can’t go far wrong’. …
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Luxury children’s clothing and accessories for bargain prices. A new store …

Last week I wrote about my love of recycling and my hatred of waste when it comes to kids stuff. You can imagine my joy when I discovered a new sustainable luxury baby and kids store in Vitacura, Santiago. The Loop is a new cut price store selling top quality baby and kids clothing, toys and accessories for a fraction…
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Does poverty make you uncomfortable?

Today it’s International Day of Charity. This got me thinking about a recent discussion with friends on the merits of India. One friend said she’d love to go ‘if it were not for the poverty’. Yes, there is poverty, and it’s a raw, painful, often extreme poverty, which clumsily plonks itself beside elegant marble clad luxury. But poverty exists everywhere,…
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