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.

13 pieces of advice for new expats

When Granny Wanderlust was here visiting us in the summer she commented on how settled we seem. She’s always admired how we make the most…

The Expat Wife – a Lady of Leisure?

I’ve read countless Facebook posts recently alongside articles and discussions in expat groups all about the same thing. How are we defining ourselves as an…

10 reasons I remember I love the UK 

There’s nothing like a bit of distance to make you look at your home country with rose-tinted spectacles! We are really enjoying this awesome holiday…

Itchy Feet – The Blessing and Curse of the Expat Traveller

What is it about the expat life and almost constant itchy feet? We crave stability and yet the second we get it we are off…

UK baby! A holiday in your own country…

7 sleeps till I take the Things back to the UK. This will be our first ever trip back as expats (including the Houston stint)…

A Staycation at the St Regis!

It is so so hard when you are living in the desert over the summer to think of enough things to do with the family…

Summer holiday blues

My Facebook feed has been flooded for the past 2 weeks. Memes and posts about the end of school, summer holidays and summer holiday blues.…