Bec Baxter

Business and Lifestyle Writer

Bec is a life writer and also writes and edits commercial proposals and business articles. She is a columnist for Expat Focus in her anomalous position as both wife of an expat in Jamaica and hater of travelling.

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How to 'Social Kiss' in the

How to 'Social Kiss' in the UK

Since moving to the Cotswolds the amount of social kissing I am expected to engage in has increased significantly. By social kissing, I don't mean snogging in the street like a teenager, I mean cheek brushing and lip puckering with a loud 'mwahh'.
09/08/2016 15:20 BST
Getting an Au Pair - A Cultural (and Literal)

Getting an Au Pair - A Cultural (and Literal) Education

To find my first au pair I contacted a reputable agency and paid a fairly hefty fee to bring over a French 23-year-old girl. We interviewed her on Skype and she seemed really friendly but quite shy. Her English was very basic but we were assured that it was of an 'intermediate' level and that she would become more confident when she got to know us..
08/08/2016 13:10 BST