Our new passports arrived! I'm not sure what I'm missing, as every official bit of info says the post-Brexit colour is blue, but this definitely looks black to me. Not gonna lie...much as I'd still prefer burgundy, the blue-black is pretty smart, and I like the embossed national symbols on the back. When I posted… Continue reading UK Passport Renewal Online
Category: Expat Living
#2020yearof... 'So glad we did that!' I'm writing a series of posts here and on Instagram about how 2020 will always count. Read more about why here. Amazingly, I squeezed in three whole trips to Copenhagen before March. Just days before the proverbial hit the fan, MT and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary in… Continue reading Copenhagen Luxe
The German word ‘heimat’ suggests a place of deep belonging and certainty, where, as Wiebke of Chameleon Coaching puts it, ‘your roots are the deepest’. In one sense, I have a very strong, uncomplicated sense of a physical home in Scotland. MT and I are both from there, our families are there, and one of… Continue reading Heimat…in-between worlds
#MayontheMove2020: How was it for you?
Grab this badge for your blog! What I've Learned from #MayontheMove2020 Comments create connection Because I committed to commenting on every post (I'm not quite up to date at the time of writing, mind you!) it really brought home to me what I already knew but didn't always engage with. Following someone and liking their… Continue reading #MayontheMove2020: How was it for you?
Earlier this week I confirmed the details for the #MayontheMove2020 expat Instagram challenge, co-hosted by me and Erin of Oregon Girl Around the World. Click here if you missed it. We kick off tomorrow! Throughout the month of May you'll have 16 prompts to inspire you to share something on Instagram of your 'life on… Continue reading #MayontheMove2020 Inspiration
Calling all expats, repats, immigrants, internationals, and global nomads! Last year I put the #MayontheMove Instagram challenge out into the world for the first time, and I was so chuffed with how it turned out! I made new connections, built a community, and told parts of my story in a whole new way. At that… Continue reading Announcing #MayontheMove2020!
I KonMari'd My Mind
This is a longer read, so top up your beverage and settle in... It was overwhelming, that first week at home. Before I say more, I am not complaining. I have nothing to complain about. My family and I are healthy and comfortable in our home, with a garden, in a leafy neighbourhood threaded with… Continue reading I KonMari'd My Mind
Fastelavn and Other Frolicking Feasts
For the last few weeks, rails in Danish shops have been fully stocked with children's costumes, alongside stacked pyramids of wooden barrels, while in supermarkets there are corners packed with colourful sweets. Roll out the barrel... Exchange the wooden barrels for orange and black decorations, and you'd think it was Halloween-in-early-spring. In fact, the event… Continue reading Fastelavn and Other Frolicking Feasts
Re-bonjour à ma Version Française
(Click here to read this post in English.) Plus tôt ce mois, nous avons célébré une de nos traditions préférées. C’était le 6 janvier, l’épiphanie, donc nous avons mangé notre galette des rois, fait maison. Notre Galette des Rois Et oui, vous avez compris, ce n’est même pas écossais, cette tradition. Dans notre famille, entre… Continue reading Re-bonjour à ma Version Française
Re-Bonjour to my Version Française
(Cliquez ici pour lire cet article en français.) Earlier this month, on January 6th, the Frustrated Nester family enthusiastically took part in one of our favourite traditions: la Galette des Rois. Our Galette des Rois: puff pastry with a frangipane filling. A bean (fève) is hidden inside - whoever finds it wears the crown. You’ve… Continue reading Re-Bonjour to my Version Française