Expat Relocation to Switzerland: 10 things to pack

Expat Relocation to Switzerland: 10 things to pack

What you need to know before your expat relocation / move to Switzerland with your family and children. You know the whirlwind of chaos that is a move? Double it for an international expat relocation! We arrived with the very un-useful: half used bottles of cleaner; gardening things (no garden!); three bookcases of books and missed the useful: cake tins; muffin trays; picture frames; and...
The Forever Future of the Summer (Mothering Matters)

The Forever Future of the Summer (Mothering Matters)

“The Forever Future of the Summer” has been published in the Mothering Matters Magazine. Below is a little snippet to whet your appetite! June 2016 “Isn’t it curious how there are certain times of year that are designated as periods of...
Looking for happiness in all the wrong places (Mothering Matters article)

Looking for happiness in all the wrong places (Mothering Matters article)

This article was first publish by Mothering Matters as part of the ‘expat corner’ column, Feb 2016. http://motheringmatters.ch/looking-for-happiness/ Some of us arrived in this fair land with a suitcase or the contents of a shipping container. My family, however, arrived with 90% of the contents of our English cottage in a giant overland...
Leading a Merry Dance (Mothering Matters)

Leading a Merry Dance (Mothering Matters)

Here’s a sneaky peek at the Christmas edition of my latest column for Mothering Matters: Leading a Merry Dance: an Expats’ Guide to Christmas “There are many shoulds that are wrapped around the Christmas holidays like glitzy, cheap wrapping...