So I have been a bit neglectful in holding a birthday party for the Survival Guide but last week it turned one month old! This reminds me of the days of having a baby and celebrating each little milestone – birth, one week old, one month…next it’ll be crawling, first steps and learning to talk!
Anyway apart from that, I have been getting some lovely reviews on Amazon, which have included the following:
Don’t move abroad without packing this book…..Honestly, it’s the best leaving gift you could possibly buy for any man or woman ‘trailing’ after a partner who has a job abroad.
Essential reading for all current or future expat partners… Easy to read, detailed chapters on every aspect:preparing your move, settling in, schooling, returning home, etc. Would recommend this book 100%.
The book is guaranteed to help even the most chaotic person get organised, and will definitely guide anyone who is feeling overwhelmed.
In the meantime, I have also had a lovely review from blogger Rachel Pieh Jones, whose blog Djibouti Jones is a fascinating insight into Rachel’s life in a largely-unknown area of the world. As well as her blog, Rachel is a regular contributor to well-regarded publications like Brain, Child and provides some really insightful articles about life as an expat and mother to TCK’s. In her review she says:
Clara’s voice is down-to-earth throughout and the anecdotes she uses to illustrate her points fit perfectly. This is a book I wish I had when we first moved overseas (especially because I’m the kind of dork who loves checklists!)
You can read the full review here, and while you are there have a nose through her excellent blog.