This article was first publish by Mothering Matters as part of the ‘expat corner’ column, Feb 2016.
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 truck. It was so embarrassingly large that they had to park on the roadside and stop traffic for two days. Did I mention that our apartment is less than 1000 square feet?
Why did we do such a mad thing? It seemed the easiest and the fastest thing to do: allow the removal guys to wrap EVERYTHING. ……….