Born in Cuba to British diplomat parents, I started travelling as a baby and haven’t stopped. I’ve lived in eleven countries on five continents, and visited nearly 70. Along the way, I’ve picked up a husband (K) and produced two daughters (E and M). I’ve worked as a journalist, diplomat, writer, press officer, antenatal teacher, customer service advisor, PA, coffee shop waitress, school cook (although that was only for one day). I now work from home, managing a journal (the International Journal of Birth and Parent Education), writing this blog and marketing the Expat Partner’s Survival Guide – as well as looking after the kiddies. We’re currently living in South Africa. I love Hotel Chocolat. I hate anyone who eats my Hotel Chocolat. I am not being paid by Hotel Chocolat to write this.