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Another unfair strike against expats?

12 Comments 13 June 2014

There are all kinds of immigrants and expats and it must be difficult to create legislation to cover all situations but sometimes the legislation is so far off the mark that feels truly obstructive to the people who are trying to live honestly and fairly in the country of their choice. Mario Vitanelli has written a […]

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Bath products you can make at home

No Comments 31 March 2014

Go DIY for your bathroom experience! This is an article provided for The American Resident by Maria Wright. Making homemade bathing products may seem like a daunting task. However, with some store bought alternatives containing chemical ingredients that could potentially irritate the skin, it’s hard not to understand why you would be better off creating […]

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Summer holiday plans?

1 Comment 06 February 2014

It’s that time of year when everyone is fed up with winter and ready to think about those sunny summer holidays. We’ve been taking about ideas, that’s for sure, and sun always plays a big part in our discussions! So where will you book? Any recommendations? I’m always looking for new ideas. We love going […]

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Stress-free Christmas?

3 Comments 27 December 2013

So, we’re on the other side of another Christmas (and if you’re in Britain or a Commonwealth country, Boxing Day as well). Where did you celebrate the holiday, at home or away? Or, if you’re an expat, which home? I was at home, my home in Britain, that is. I have mixed feelings about Christmas. […]

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Expat Health Insurance & US Healthcare Reform: What Are You Entitled To?

No Comments 18 December 2013

An interesting topic keeping us Americans overseas up to date on what the US Healthcare reform will mean for us. This post has been contributed to The American Resident. In 2010 President Obama and the United States Congress enacted the most far reaching act of reform to US healthcare in a generation. The Patient Protection […]

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Ten points of emigrating: what to do?

1 Comment 28 November 2013

This is a nicely succinct list of ten points written for The American Resident, useful for anyone interested in becoming an expat. If you’re still interested after reading this post, please have a further look around this site to read more about the longterm expat life, for example, try the category: Expat Life.  * * […]

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American food at Ocado

5 Comments 28 November 2013

Ocado is an online grocery retailer in the UK and I use them once a week because they pack your bags from a warehouse not your local store so I rarely have substitutions in my orders. They also have great deals and they price match with one of the least expensive grocery stores inthe UK, […]

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Love London? Love Camden

2 Comments 11 November 2013

One of the best parts about living overseas is having great places near you for your family and friends to see when they come to stay. Camden in North London is one of my favourite areas of one of my favourite cities. It’s an area I’d love to take my visitors to if we have […]

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The real cost of living in London

9 Comments 31 October 2013

Looking for a rough guide to the cost of living in London? This post was written for The American Resident by Chris Jerome and is a welcome addition to my other references on expat living. As always, if you have any further tips, please jump in and add them in the comments! * * * […]

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Not even a lollipop lady

11 Comments 04 October 2013

Just before I sat down to draft this I caught the odd light in my dining room caused by the reflection of the sun off the yellow neon of a police car on the other side of the hedge in front of my house. I live at the end of the village opposite a small […]

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A room of my own

14 Comments 12 September 2013

That image is a bit dramatic, I do really have a desk. But it’s in a corner of the dining room and I am forever getting people to sit in such a way so they don’t have to gaze upon the mess of desk. This is where I keep all the scraps of paper, files […]

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Nucleomituphobia

3 Comments 11 September 2013

  You have to sound this one out in order to say it properly and even then it sounds like you’re trying to tie a cherry stem in a knot while speaking. But it’s even more difficult to explain. Okay, so the definition is: fear of nuclear war. Not so difficult. But there’s so much […]

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Autumn is a beautiful villain

5 Comments 10 September 2013

I LOVE autumn, the crisp evenings, the edgy personality of the breezes through the leaves, a Disney villain played by Angelina Jolie, gown swirling around her feet as she paces back and forth, plotting. The villain you love like a terrifying rollercoaster, just saying the name to someone else makes everyone in the room reply, […]

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Lighting up your life

1 Comment 03 September 2013

Did you know there’s an art to lighting your home? That’s right, a bulb hanging from the ceiling is only the beginning. I know. At those words some of you are nodding enthusiastically, some of you are opening a new tab for Pinterest and some of you are slumping in your chairs at the pressure […]

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What your bedding colour says about you

1 Comment 08 August 2013

It’s time for me to look for the latest bedding ranges. Here’s where I’m going to sound boring: all our bedding is white. Yep, ALL of it. All the kids’ single beds have two white fitted sheets, two white duvet covers, four white pillow cases for their two pillows each (you know, the ol’ wear […]

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Make the most of the sunshine – in Cambridge

2 Comments 07 August 2013

Regular readers will know I spend a lot of time in Cambridge because my daughter rows on the River Cam. I love the place but I must admit I haven’t made best use of my time there. Millie Spencer has written a post for The American Resident with tips on visiting Cambridge that were new […]

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