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 and produced two daughters. 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.
About the blog
I started this blog as a way to help people find my book, the keep a connection with my readership, but also because I love to write. I spent the blog’s first year experimenting, writing not just about expat life in general but also more precisely about my own expat life – past, present and future as we prepared to move to South Africa. In addition, I took part in various blog crawls, wrote about travel, and added the odd totally random post reflecting my thoughts of the day.
At the end of my first year of blogging, I decided I needed to change things a bit and focus more particularly on the subject matter of my book – the Expat Partner’s Survival Guide. This meant I would almost certainly be writing fewer posts but that they would be more relevant to my readership. I wanted to keep writing about travel and in particular travel in Southern Africa, so have kept a separate tag for that. But I felt the time was right to be more focused and to start really honing in on the subject that I felt strongly enough about to write the book in the first place.
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