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.

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 tribe

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…

Expat coronavirus

It’s been a funny old week. How many blog and social media posts this week have started with those words? Coronavirus has us all captivated.…