The next installment in my Ten Things series, in response to all the lovely Sisterhood of the World Bloggers tags I received, are these great questions about being an expat. Ersatz Expat is a great blog charting an incredible expat journey, the places this family have lived! So, as expected, she put together a really …
Sometimes we need to turn things on their heads. Look at them from a different angle. Sometimes the best times are the ones we don’t expect, that we don’t force. Sometimes things are as simple as we allow them to be. Sometimes the best view is the one seen from upside down.
When we left the UK, with the teeny tiny air freight shipping allowance (which was almost entirely taken up by the kids toys, books and clothes), our Christmas decorations had to be left behind.
As an expat you hold on to your own traditions, taking comfort in the familiar, but you also learn the importance of embracing new ones. From country to town to community to school; each has its own. There are some that are serious, and while you may not immediately feel comfortable joining in, you respect …
Sunday saw us take part in our town’s Memorial Day Parade; one of the many community events held throughout the year. The boys were keen to walk with their classmates, so we headed into town to join in.
I’ve written before about home. About what it means to me as an expat; how I have made myself feel at home here in the States, what I miss and what I don’t miss.
On Sunday I spent a wonderful afternoon in Boston with some lovely ladies. The Expat Wives Club, as I think of us!
We have just spent a wonderful, if busy, ten days in Dublin and Edinburgh visiting family and friends.
The hardest part of living overseas is saying goodbye. You do it when you first move. The endless rounds of goodbyes and good lucks. The tears; together and in private. The please come and visit and it’s only a plane ride away and we have FaceTime.