I recently went back to the UK for a seasonal family visit, and have just received my Christmas gift from AT&T, my cellphone carrier here in the US. It’s a bill for $286. I would never previously have described myself as innocent, but obviously in matters of data roaming charges, I am, because this bill [...]

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It’s no longer just putting pen to paper – like many expat and TCK kids, mine rely on social networking sites to keep in contact with friends around the world. But while we keep track of them in the real world, Zonealarm’s infographic outlines just why we should be doing the same in the online [...]

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I love Infographics. So much information in such a small space, all with bright colors and pretty pictures.. Bliss. Here’s one of my favorites, from the seriously talented people at Column Five Media. Enjoy..

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The Stalker

On December 5, 2011 By

Celebrity status has arrived. I have my first stalker.

When I first struggled my way through the jungle that is WordPress, I has no idea why there would be a spam filter plug in (plug-ins, for those of you who are glazing over, is like those optional extras on the car adverts – you [...]

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I’ve just found the most brilliant, useful app that the world has ever seen. Well, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s still pretty darn cool.

It’s the Big App from Kodak, which effectively takes any picture (or scan etc.) that you upload (or choose one that [...]

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Adam and Eve and Apple..

On November 29, 2011 By

The Other Half has finally given up his beloved Blackberry Pearl, which was so worn that the plastic beneath the chrome finish was all that was visible, and the trackball had lost all of it’s magic navigation capabilities and is left only with a sad and redundant clicking sound.

He now has been issued [...]

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It’s not just expats that manage most of their life online – increasingly, we are doing everything from paying bills to car registration via the world wide web. And while we all lock up our houses and cars and warn our children not to talk to strangers, we are far more trusting with the [...]

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12 Best Apps for Expats

On November 2, 2011 By

I love my iPhone. The world is literally at my finger tips – I can now get security reports, book flights, learn languages, keep in contact with loved ones, and even record moments for posterity, all using a device that fits in my pocket. The range of travel applications is already bewildering, and grows by [...]

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Because we’re not immortal..

On October 23, 2011 By

I’ve had  a wake-up call. Things have happened this week which have prompted me to take a look at the future – the one without me in it. And how my digital life is not very future proofed, and how many records of our life will be lost unless I start to do some digital [...]

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Five Free Financial Favorites

On October 4, 2011 By

One of the downsides of wandering the world at a very slow pace is the difficulty in managing finances long-term, when your needs, expenses and income radically change every three to five years. So here are my favorite ways to maintain financial sanity, and best of all, they’re free.

Self-made spreadsheet from OpenOffice


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