Moving internationally: some advice Several people have asked me to write a post on moving internationally. Now that things are starting to calm down after my move from Indonesia to Scotland just a week and a half ago, I have some time to write some advice for anyone who is … Read More
Kate moved from the UK to Switzerland in July 2007. The boys were eight and six and had just finished years 3 and 1 respectively in the UK. They went into an international school for the first year, until July 2008. Then they transferred into local school at ages nine and seven. They are now in their 6th year here, and their 5th year of local schooling.
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
An ex-expat child As you pack your child’s suitcase for yet another overseas posting, start looking for a second, third or even fourth school for them and lay awake at night worrying about how they will fit in with a new set of friends, it might be reassuring to hear … Read More
Moving abroad with kids – what to take on the plane What tips do frequent travellers offer for when you fly with kids? Yesterday I posted the following question on my Expat Child Facebook page and the replies were so good I decided to bring them here. Julie – It … Read More
Expats and elderly parents In which I have a scary couple of days When I wrote about keeping in touch with your family and friends overseas, I mentioned that my Mother doesn’t possess anything more technological than a bog-standard telephone. She does have a mobile phone, but refuses to use … Read More
Plan for the unexpected Following on from this post about planning and packing for our first international relocation… As mentioned previously, I’d planned the packing of our possessions very thoroughly. But you can’t plan for what happens after the goods have left your home. We arrived in Tokyo on 22nd … Read More
Packing for our first move abroad We moved from the UK to Tokyo at the end of November 2006. All our possessions needed to be sorted out long before this date. Rather than be in a new country without anything around us – especially so close to Christmas – I … Read More