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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Cookbook Collection: Emmi’s Goulash

This is the final recipe in 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. This week I'm sharing the story of my time in Switzerland as a youngish engineer at the turn of the century with you. Switzerland: Expats and locals - bridging the divide One of the greatest culture shocks…

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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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