Image from Shutterstock ... The friendships I’ve made with people because we connect over performance, or books, or because we’ve worked on a passion project together, those have been important in a different way. Because they connect with a deeper, stronger part of my identity, one that is a constant, regardless of circumstance. It’s connecting… Continue reading The Art of Finding Home
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On Crossing Paths and Feeding the Soul
It's my birthday weekend, so here's a treat! I'm sharing my fortnightly email this week with anyone who wants to read it! If you like it, get more about connection, expat insights, and creative living resources by signing up here. I had two meals in a row this week that fed my soul, as well… Continue reading On Crossing Paths and Feeding the Soul
The Roles Not Chosen
September 2020 'Which company does your husband work for?' I was so taken aback by the question I just answered it. In the next moment, the event organiser called for everyone's attention to introduce a speaker. I half-listened as I mentally retraced the friendly conversation. We'd been talking for maybe five minutes about the challenges… Continue reading The Roles Not Chosen
What’s in a name? Why ‘The Frustrated Nester’?
Last week I took part in an Instagram live interview with the irrepressible Rossella of Going Expat. You can watch the whole conversation here (or just listen while you do your thing). One of the topics that came up was the name, 'The Frustrated Nester', and I realised I haven't spoken about it for a… Continue reading What’s in a name? Why ‘The Frustrated Nester’?
This is my response to the #Generations prompt for #MayontheMove2021 (learn more here). It's raw and unedited, because otherwise it wouldn't be here at all. This is not what I thought I was going to share today. Earlier in the month Jamey of @couragelifecoaching mentioned his 'cross-generational heart', which a few of us seized on… Continue reading Crossing Generations
Has your life been impacted by more than one culture? Have you lived abroad or grown up in a culture different from the one that surrounds you today? Have you lived or worked amongst people who did things or thought about things very differently? If any of these questions resonate, and you're an Instagrammer, then… Continue reading #MayontheMove2021
This Too Shall Pass
I shared this on Instagram last week on the anniversary of the first lockdown announcement in Denmark. It struck a chord with many, so I'm sharing it here too. A year ago today, my kids reacted with delight to the news that they would not be back at school for a while. Meanwhile, I was,… Continue reading This Too Shall Pass
UK Passport Renewal Online
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
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
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