Positive thinking when stressed

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Positive thoughts

Being back in my home country I realise I haven’t updated this personal part of my site for some time – a year in fact. Most of my time is taken up with building and maintaining this site and I find it more invigorating to reach out to people in … Read More

Security in South Africa

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Sign post with hi-jacking hot spot written on it

Crime in South Africa I was all too aware of the many crime issues in South Africa prior to us moving here – we couldn’t escape the doom-laden tales from the media, friends and colleagues. Interestingly, the most negative stories came from those people who had never actually been to … Read More

Making a house a home

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Hello from South Africa! Yes, I’m online properly again! How are you all? I’ve been here for three months and I’m finally beginning to get everything sorted. I have my own room to use as an office and it’s fully connected to the internet now, so I can throw myself … Read More

Today is the start of my new adventure

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Hamster on a wheel inside a computer Moving overseas

Moving day is here! Today is my last day in Berlin – I’m flying back to the UK this evening. Moving abroad in stages We’re relocating in stages. I have some meetings and other appointments in the UK; visiting potential senior schools for daughter, a photo shoot, a meet-up with … Read More

Springtime in England

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Teignmouth from Shaldon Ness

Road trips! Well, we made it! So far, anyway… My to-do lists were completed just in time. Our trip to the UK was a success. In no way can I call it a holiday as there was just too much to do, but we managed a few lovely days out … Read More

Paralysed by overwhelm

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Picture of an overflowing in tray. Coping with overwhelm

Overwhelmed in many ways It’s been just over a week since we heard about our sudden and unexpected relocation to South Africa and, I admit, my mind has been all over the place since we got the news. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy about this move, but … Read More

Expat interview with Carole

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Carole Hallett Mobbs and her daughter

A British expat in Germany I was invited to be interviewed for ExpatsBlog.com. Here are my late-night answers after a rather hectic weekend…! Carole Hallett Mobbs moved from Britain to Tokyo, Japan in 2006 when their daughter was five years old and now currently lives in Berlin, Germany. Carole is … Read More