Expat Life

Since starting Wanderlust and Wet Wipes, people have shown an interest in the person behind the words and my life I am living. I started including posts in my plan all about expat life and some of the things we get up to. My most popular posts are in this category. I wrote one after an encounter with someone who thought I was a “Lady of Leisure“. The other I wrote sometime later after meeting many new expat women and having flashbacks to how it felt when I was the new girl.

Expat friends

Expat friends.  When you live far away, your friends become your everything. They’re the ones who you got to know super quickly because expat life…

The happiest day in the world

I feel guilty for feeling so happy when other people are happier than me.  Said no one ever.  A couple of weeks ago, Mr Wanderlust…

Silver linings

This photo wasn’t this from this weekend.  It wasn’t even from last weekend!  But it was the last time we really got out and did…

A long week

It has been a long week. A hard week. An exhausting week. It’s hard to believe that just seven days ago we woke up thinking…

Guilt, self-pity, jealousy, and the moral high ground

Most days I just think about the day in front of me. Most days I try not to think about the future. I try not…

15 ways to repatriate well

Are you repatriating? Whether you are moving home out of choice or through a forced move, after 1 year or 15 years of being out of your home country, there are some critical ways to repatriate well.

Expat life: an open letter from the other side of the world

This is a bit of a different one today, Wanderlusters. I’m handing the reins over to Granny Wanderlust who, it must be said, has been…