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.

Exploring the new National Museum of Qatar

A project in the pipeline since 2011, the National Museum of Qatar opened it’s doors to the public on 28 March 2018. It’s building that…

The changing label of the expat wife

Expat wife. I could probably leave my post at that and I’d get a whole raft of comments. They’d range from something about drinking gin…

Becoming a “Baseball Mom”

On Wednesday night, for the first time in his life, I went to sleep in my house and Thing 1 wasn’t there. We’ve been away…

Expat limbo – when you don’t know what’s next

There’s a running joke in expat communities. It’s about when you go home and how long into a conversation it will take people to ask…

7 ways to say a good expat goodbye

We’re saying goodbye to some friends this week. I can’t believe I’m saying that. I don’t want to believe I’m saying that. But it’s true.…

It will be worth it

The screens dotted around me glow softly. There aren’t many. Around the darkened cabin I can see that most people are asleep. Most are in…

The 10 people who changed my life – Hillary

When I was 17 I decided, somewhat at the last minute, to take a gap year before heading to university. As part of my extreme gratefulness…