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…

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.…

Things to do in Doha | Explore your town – find adventure every day

The fairy lights shone in the dusky light, zig-zagging their way from one side to side of the long expanse of grass to the other.…

It’s not just expats who need a grab bag

Those of you who know me won’t be surprised to know that, despite only booking it a couple of weeks ago, I was completely blindsided…

Expat mental health

Every now and again I sit down knowing there’s a post I want to write and having literally no idea how it’s going to go.…

Summer exodus – should I stay or should I go?

“When are you leaving for summer?” It’s a conversation I had about 5 times a day for the 6 weeks before the summer started. This isn’t…

Why I won’t say goodbye

It’s that expat time of year. Not only is it the summer exodus where we say goodby to friends who we won’t see for 2-3…