Stress Free Christmas

Stress Free Christmas

I had the absolute pleasure of speaking to a group of warm, funny, lovely mums, just north of Zurich this week. The topic of my talk was Stress and Christmas. I thought the topic so relevant, and hopefully useful, that I decided to share it here with you.…
Are you normal? An expat’s sense of Normalcy

Are you normal? An expat’s sense of Normalcy

We were standing at the bus stop…. Mummy, what will I be when I grow up? Anything you want to be dear Like a Princess or a Builder (classed as very exciting by Missy M at this point in her life)?…
Sleepless in St Gallen, Switzerland

Sleepless in St Gallen, Switzerland

There appeared to be a conspiracy last night to keep sleep from me. By 1.30am I had switched bedrooms to escape the sleep-talking husband’s nocturnal adventures, only to be woken at 3.30am by Missy M’s screams that her toy dog (an actual toy, rather than a tiny dog that looks like a toy) had fallen out of...
Help your Expat Kids Cope

Help your Expat Kids Cope

I had the privilege to have a guest blog published in the Geneva Family Diaries today: “Oh, they’ll be fine! Children are amazing aren’t they? They just soak up languages like a sponge” I have lost count of the amount of times I have heard...
The expat’s guide to unpacking

The expat’s guide to unpacking

Expat’s move a lot and so we unpack a lot. It is just part of our bizarre lives! Some expats are pros at this (my friend Nessa is awe inspiring when it comes to getting the family possessions into overseas crates!).…