Category Archives: Travel

Budapest, communism and airline crew hotels

There’s something I’ve learnt about the children of pilots (and I’m talking about youngsters here – please tell me teenagers are different?). A pilot’s offspring might fly before they take their first teetering steps; their school friends might hail from … Continue reading

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Over the moon to run into an astronaut!

They say things happen for a reason – although I couldn’t really see the truth in this as our bags were offloaded from the flight we were scheduled to be taking to Cape Town. Boarding was underway and we trooped … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: The Expat Olympics

If you think about it, it’s a funny ole thing that expats spend such a big chunk of the year away from their adopted home, living out of a suitcase. While most people take two-week holidays, for expats six to … Continue reading

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A wing and a prayer

“You look nervous – you okay?” DH put the car in park and laid his hand on my knee. “You don’t have to come if you don’t want to.” “I’m fine,” I lied. “There’s no way I’m watching you all … Continue reading

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Tramping round an oil field (with children)

“Kids, this is where it all began!” An underwhelmed stare passed between them, then they glared at the tap in the ground – an unassuming piece of equipment with metal components, red wheels and a gauge on top. The tap … Continue reading

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How to cause a big scene in Bahrain

“Where’s Matty gone?” I turned around at the sound of Son1’s voice, a notch smaller than usual, and sure enough his brother was gone. It all happened in an instant. We’d spent a magnificent day exploring Manama – a cosmopolitan … Continue reading

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Yin and Yang: Expat paperwork and the Italian Alps

Renewing your driver’s licence. How hard can it be? Well, when you live overseas and your US licence needs to be processed over the other side of the world, things can get complicated, as any expat will know. My DH … Continue reading

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