A non-exhaustive list of some of the things I am currently missing after a glorious month at home. This is the precursor to homesickness. I know. Just let me wallow in it in my jet lagged, emotional state. Disclaimer: please don’t judge me Love Island More specifically, watching Love Island with my bro whilst eating a family size tiramisu Cups of tea in the back garden Hayfever Grazia Being woken up by the dog The cheese shop Make up not sliding straight off Being able to ask someone else what’s for dinner Someone else cooking dinner Someone else clearing the table…

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In case you haven’t seen the most recent news from London, there has been a huge tower block fire with almost the entire building destroyed. The fire ripped from bottom to top within a very short amount of time. The emergency services were there in minutes, but it was an uncontrollable furnace within moments. There are hundreds of people who have been left homeless and with only the clothes they were wearing when they escaped. And most tragically of all, there are many who were either killed or are still missing. It is the stuff of nightmares.  You can find…

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Our sixth installment of The Expat Mama meets… brings us slightly closer to home, and to the tropical island of Borneo. Lucy Bartlett is the epitome of the modern mama- she’s not only raising super cute baby Arthur (if you like baby spam then you need to follow her on Instagram @bundlemum) and enjoying expat life with husband Ben (@bundledad, I like what they did there), but she’s also managing to find time to start up her own business, Bundle Beds. As Lucy puts it herself, life is all about the B’s at the moment with a baby, Ben, Bundle…

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I’d like to think I have always been fairly honest when talking about my struggle to adjust to expat life. I haven’t ever tried to sugar coat it, nor have I deliberately been negative about it. I’ve tried to share – some would say overshare – the up’s and down’s of life once the dust settles. Some have embraced the conversation, others have set out to completely invalidate my feelings. I’ve been on the receiving end of an onslaught of comments, messages, and tweets from people who have actively taken time out of their day to let me know that I…

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I promise I’m not writing this post with anyone in particular in mind. Oh how she lies. If any of these goodies end up my way on 14th May, then I definitely won’t be disappointed (HINT, Karl, this is a hint). This is the first year that we almost entirely ignored Mothering Sunday in the UK and have decided to go with the local Mothers Day celebration instead. For a brief moment I thought I’d managed to wangle two celebrations of me, but no. And so, with three weeks to go until the big day I’m sharing some lovely ideas…

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