A to Z of Expat Life

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Life, Preparation & Planning0 Comments

an A to Z of expat life

A to Z advice for expats Let’s end this year with a bumper-sized article with a full 26 pieces of advice for making the most of your move abroad. It’s a whole A to Z of expat life 🙂 A huge decision! OK, so that’s cheating a little bit, it’s … Read More

Living abroad and food

Carole Hallett MobbsArrival, Expat Life3 Comments

Supermarket abroad

Culinary conundrums One of the very first things you need to do in your new country is to find food. You all have to eat! Food is spectacularly unique for each country in the world and although we may have lots of different nationality restaurants where we come from, actually … Read More

Expats and change fatigue

Carole Hallett MobbsChallenges & difficulties1 Comment

expat moving around all the time exhausted woman lying on blue sofa

Expat burnout Have you had enough of moving house /country every couple of years or so? Do you feel tired all the time? Do you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle; like the amount of work you need to do is simply beyond your reach? Are you weary of … Read More

Expat guilt

Carole Hallett MobbsChallenges & difficulties1 Comment

Guilt trip signpost

Are you suffering from expat guilt? Guilt: ‘a feeling of having committed a wrong or failed in an obligation’ Expat-guilt: a feeling of having committed a wrong or failed in an obligation x 100! Moving abroad is the adventure of a lifetime. It’s scary, exhilarating, intimidating and awe-inspiring in equal … Read More

21 best gift ideas in 2016

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Life, Sponsors0 Comments

Christmas gifts wrapped in maps

Holiday shopping for expats How do you get hold of those ‘must-have’ Christmas gifts when they aren’t available where you live? This holiday season we are reminded of the phrase, ‘an item has value as long it brings the owner joy’. What better way to spark joy than to find … Read More

Repatriating with family

Carole Hallett MobbsPersonal stories, Repatriation2 Comments

Family with backpacks sitting on a hillside looking out over a lake

Expats returning home with children Sara is sharing her repatriation journey with us in a new series of posts to allow us a peek into her life as she and her family manage their return home. There and back again After 9 years of living in Courtenay, in the central … Read More