Déjà vu

déjà vu/deɪʒɑː ˈvuː,French deʒa vy/ noun1. a feeling of having already experienced the present situation.Source: Oxford Languages  When your mind suddenly takes you back As expats we criss-cross the world, hopping between countries, languages and cultures. Saying hello and goodbye with unnerving regularity. Forever adjusting, absorbing, adapting. We become experts at landing on our feet and finding our balance quickly, wherever we go. Expecting the unexpected and prepared to…

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Dealing & healing after a friend moves away

Moving through the stages of grief, expat styleGrief is part of life and as global nomads we sometimes experience loss in unexpected ways. A trusted friend moving away can be one of these. There are many more tragic and irreversible things to live through but if you worked hard to find a friend, becoming close faster than you would in a non-expat context, this experience can really knock…

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Cookbook Collection: Fasulja from the 1920s – 2020

This post is part of a series covering the cookbooks and recipe collections we have been given over the years. See here for an overview of all the cookbooks. Today I'm sharing a bit of history and how it reaches through to the present, all wrapped around a bean recipe from our "Family Cookbook". Turkey, 1920s My claim that I'm a third generation global nomad (and expat partner)…

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