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: South African Pear & Blue Cheese Salad

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This recipe is part of a series covering the various cookbooks and recipe collections we have been given over the years. See here for an overview of all the cookbooks. Today, I'll tell you the story behind the Pear & Blue Cheese Salad in our South African Farewell Cookbook. Antenatal class 2007 and beyond At the end of 2005 I quit a job I loved in Switzerland to…

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The Single Expat: you are now an extrovert – whether you like it or not (fake it ‘till you make it, baby!)

My sister Kate - The Single Expat - is sharing some of her insights into finding - nay!  - creating community wherever you go. The importance of having a community and a place where you can let your hair down and be yourself cannot be emphasized enough. This applies for all of us, but especially for singles as they don't come home to other people and are at…

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