It’s been a while. I know. I’m sorry. I’ve just been trying to stay afloat. That’s all. There are no exciting updates, no news, no trips anywhere, nothing. Nada. Zilch. It’s just been that overwhelming feeling recently of not keeping on top of life. You know how it is? The fridge gets refilled, but the laundry gets forgotten about. You know? One step forwards, two steps back. And I know what you’re also thinking, “girl doesn’t have a (proper) job”. I KNOW. Honestly, and this will make no sense to anyone but myself possibly, but I swear I was more…

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  The Power Of A Photo If you’re a follower of my Instagram, you’ll know how much I love a pretty photo. But, scroll down my feed, and you’ll notice two little faces appearing ninety nine percent of the time. The other one percent being instaquotes. I’m a sucker for ’em, what can I say? But it’s SUPER rare for me to actually appear in any photo’s with my kids, and ever rarer for those pictures to have all three of us in them. And – I think – all but one are arm stretch selfies anyway. At some point…

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I can’t quite believe it myself, but my firstborn will turn six years old in a couple of days time. He’s so excited. Six is a big deal, you know. Six is the minimum age requirement for all the toys I’m reluctant to let him have right now. A skateboard mainly (which he’s still not getting). And being six puts him firmly into the kid zone and out of the last grasps of toddlerdom. We are, officially, a third of the way to adulthood. And we couldn’t feel any more differently about this. Finn, for his part, is obviously pretty…

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In the excitement and build up of our first tropical Christmas I COMPLETELY forgot to post this interview with Amy Bell – all round wonder woman – and Singapore based Aussie expat. In fact, in the time since we first met in November (last year now!), I’ve since become a Brand Ambassador for her brilliant business The Meat Club and she’s become a Mum of two! What a difference a couple of months makes. So without further ado, I’m delighted to welcome Amy to The Expat Mama…   Amy! Where are you from, where are you now and what’s the…

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Presents have been sent. Presents have arrived. The air miles of this Christmas – factoring in food, drinks, pressies etc – is almost not worth thinking about. But it’s our first one in Singapore, and I’m determined that it will still feel like Christmas. Even if our snow is fake as we bask in tropical temperatures, and “Christmas drinkies” are frozen and poolside. Airports. Because…expat life. You’re always coming, or going, or saying hello, or saying goodbye. Plus everything costs loads. You need small change for just about everything from parking per minute at the drop off area to a…

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