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.

I want to say goodbye

One of my favourite movie scenes is the one at the beginning of Love Actually where Hugh Grant is narrating as the camera pans around…

One foot in front of the other

When I was little we used to go for PAWs. Perfectly Awful Walks They probably weren’t that long, or maybe they were for little legs…

Qatar – one year on

It has been 365 days. 365 days since we got on a plane with many (many, many) suitcases. 365 days since we left our lives…

It takes a village

Disclaimer: I had to think hard about posting this piece. I know that I am one of the lucky ones. I have a roof over…

Is summer cancelled?

Silently, Mr. Wanderlust handed me his phone. I had been up early to make the most of a quiet house and I was still dazed…

Hitting the wall

A friend from Doha used the phrase hitting the wall this week and it really resonated with me. I feel like a lot of us…

Expat emergency planning

In this new age of Covid-19, there’s been a whole lot of chatter in expat groups about expat emergency planning, response and preparedness. People have…