Expat family ties

Carole Hallett MobbsKeeping in touch, Personal stories4 Comments

Boy posting a letter

Expat family ties: far away but not distant There is a saying that grandchildren are the reward for being a good parent. And many grandparents would certainly agree. But what if many miles separate your children and their grandparents? Does it mean the relationship will be distant too? Can you … Read More

Blog your expat life

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Life, Keeping in touch4 Comments

Woman using a laptop on a beach expat blog how to start a blog

What is a blog? The word ‘blog’ is derived from “Web log.” A blog is basically a journal or diary that is available on the web. The activity of updating a blog is “blogging” and someone who keeps a blog is a “blogger.” Why blog? Personal blogs are a fantastic … Read More

Mother’s Day around the world

Carole Hallett MobbsExpat Life, Keeping in touch0 Comments

Young girl and her mum with a bouquest of flowers for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day – a global tradition Mother’s Day is commemorated worldwide although the dates differ from country to country. For example, Mother’s Day in Norway is the second Sunday in February while in Mexico it’s always on May 10th. In Spain it falls on the first Sunday in May, in … Read More

Time zone maths

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Two clocks showing different times. How to work out time differences when making international phone calls Time zone calculator

What time is it in…? Keeping in touch with your friends and family in various parts of the world is easy enough in these days of the World Wide Web. Email, social media and other methods enable you to update each other at any time of the day or night. … Read More