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Radishes and dealing with a less than ideal situation

I recently decided to start a vegetable patch.  I wanted to grow some tomatoes.  I asked my husband to get the seeds for me.  Despite his highly analytical mind, strong attention to detail, and (assumed) ability to read, he picked up a packet of radish seeds. Radishes. What on earth am I supposed to do with them?  (Please share any…

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25 things I’ve learnt before turning 25

So I’m turning 25. Or a quarter of a century old.  I never really thought about getting this old. It always seemed so far off in the distance that I’d never actually get around to it. But here I am. Another millennial freaking out about reaching my mid-20s.  So, to give you a little insight into HOW I achieved this…

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The Job Hunt

The job hunt is literally the worst. Personally, I don’t agree with any type of hunting, but job hunting is abhorrent. It takes longer than expected, drains all of your self-confidence and can sometimes drive you insane. My recent job hunt was all of these things, with the extra excitement of doing it in a foreign country. Because who wants…

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4 New Year’s resolutions every expat needs

The season of New Year’s resolutions is upon us. I’m sure you’re all loving the endless, “New Year, New Me” posts. We’re only 10 days into the New Year guys, plenty of time to fail…. Anyone wanna bet on who’s going to give up and quietly stop posting gym selfies first? But maybe you’re doing really well in that new…

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Visiting Family over Christmas when living abroad

It’s official. Christmas is here! And what’s not to love? There are gorgeous lights on every corner, so much delicious food to consume, its a great excuse for visiting family and endless parties. Well, when you have family and friends living literally hundreds of miles in opposite directions, the pressure and stress of coordinating visiting family at Christmas can kill…

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Surviving Thanksgiving as a foreigner

Thanksgiving is so American, it gives 4th July a run for its money. It’s all about the foundation of America, eating WAAAAY more food than you should, and watching American football/football. Oh, and it’s suuuper cheesy as it’s all about family and being thankful. This is too much emotion for me. Why do Americans want a holiday dedicated to talking…

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Moving abroad – 4 essential ways to prepare

Ever sat on a microwave for 5 hrs? They aren’t that comfy but when all your stuff is being packed up to move abroad you can’t be picky with your seating arrangements.  It’s weird seeing your life being put into boxes and wrapped in brown paper. You might be thinking, wow, all of my life can fit in that one…

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Loneliness – How to cope with it and let your roots settle in

Loneliness is a real taboo subject when talking to pretty much anyone about living abroad. Because it sounds like fun. And it totally is. It sounds super exciting and adventurous because that’s all true. But sometimes it’s hard. Especially if loneliness begins to set in. No matter what you do, there will be points in your life where you feel…

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