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.

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.…

Expat life: not as easy as it looks

When you live in a country where you’ve always lived, you take things for granted. You take for granted the things that you just know.…

The expat bubble

We just never know what’s around the corner. I’m channelling all my inner zen today, Wanderlusters. It’s the 8th of January and I’ve successfully managed…