Security in South Africa

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

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Making a house a home – again

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

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Granny power for expat families

Welcome a “Granny” as a guest! Experience how an au pair grandma can become part of your family and bring peace and stability into your everyday life with

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Today is the start of my new adventure

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.

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Moving with your child; what exactly to take?

What to leave behind when moving overseas One of the greatest difficulties that you may face when moving abroad is deciding exactly what you want to take with

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Springtime in England

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

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Paralysed by overwhelm

How to cope with overwhelm during an international relocation Overwhelmed in many ways It’s been just over a week since we heard about our sudden and unexpected relocation

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Just when you think it’s safe to make plans…

Carole’s ‘Personal Blog’ Update Welcome to this brand new section of the website – and my personal indulgence – ‘Carole’s Blog’. If you want to know why I’ve

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To board or not to board?

Boarding school in the UK This is a difficult decision for most parents. Harry Potter has inspired children and after reading the books many are excited and keen

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Are expat kids happy?

My own expat child This post is a little different from the normal articles I put on this site. Mainly because it is personal, but I feel it’s

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