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 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…

Expat life – going back

Last Thursday I boarded a flight to Doha. 5 weeks after we left, feeling a bit sick with anxiety I returned to collect the last…

Back from a break!

I’ve been meaning to write for weeks. Maybe even months. I’d love to say that I’ve had an intentional detox as most people assumed. That…

The mental overwhelm of moving country

I’m sat at my computer. I’m looking for songs to use for a slideshow of my favourite Doha photos. The movers arrive in less than…

Our new home!

Today we leave on a recce trip. For the uninitiated, that’s a reconnaissance mission. No, we’re not military but as expats is still kind of…