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In February, our cars were broken into while they sat in our driveway, under the carport. There are two things of note with this; [...]Continue Reading →
On March 8, 2013 By Rachel
The years of intercultural miscommunication are finally paying off. Having created chaos and given offense across three continents, I am now the acknowledged expert in the art of the apology, and thanks to Wiggy One, yesterday I got to practice them, Yet again.
For those of you with teenage sons, I know you feel [...]Continue Reading →
On November 5, 2012 By Rachel
It has been echoingly quiet on this blog for the last month, with only the infrequent post and the odd lonely tweet. I’d like to blame this on the increased workload of the impending move (the eternal blight of the trailing spouse), my current role as co-chair of the Teacher Appreciation Committee (those of you [...]Continue Reading →
I was inspired by a recent Huffington Post - so much so that I headed over to iStockphoto and Getty Images to see what they had to say about expat life.
Getty images was by far the most prolific in it’s coverage of the subject, going so far was to attach ‘concepts’ to the category,
Relaxation [...]Continue Reading →
On September 14, 2012 By Rachel
It’s been one of these days that we read about under the heading ‘Developing Resilience as an Expat’, and already I am an expert. To be fair, it’s nothing life and death, just a seemingly endless parade of disasters, bloopers and general humiliation that characterizes rather too much of my life. In Global Mobility [...]Continue Reading →
On August 22, 2012 By Rachel
No matter where in the world we live, there are some things that remain constant. The unwary fall into the trap of thinking that expat life might be different, or that this relocation will be the one where you have freedom to think, space to grow, and finally, a life that looks something like [...]Continue Reading →
On August 17, 2012 By Rachel
It’s the latest expat dilemma in the Defining Moves household, and in answer to our newly homeless state, I’m moving in with my sister. She may be currently unaware of her impending fate, but I’m guessing that she will be the recipient of quite a few panicked phone calls to inform her within minutes [...]Continue Reading →
Most of you are probably enjoying the resounding silence echoing through the blog this week, and here’s the reason. The Doras are off exploring, and this time it’s New York that’s the victim of choice.
The Doras are a highly inept, haphazard bunch currently consisting of my sister (Dinner Ladies, and Parenting fame) and [...]Continue Reading →
On June 1, 2012 By Rachel
So far, we have put the family unit through multiple moves, repeated natural disasters and the odd civil emergency. Now that we live in the somewhat more serene environment of San Francisco our tests are a little more homegrown, but [...]Continue Reading →
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