Time to change it up?
After nineteen years of living in London, I have no problem expounding on the advantages and disadvantages of being an expat, or pointing out what I like and dislike. Admittedly, life here is second nature to me nowadays, maybe even first.
I repatriated to the U.K. three weeks ago, after more than two decades in the United States. I'd been lucky enough to come back at least once a year for most of that time, so it's not exactly like landing on the moon, but there are a few things that are making me scratch my head. I'm not sure whether it's changed since I've been gone, or I just didn't notice it all those years ago.
'I don't have any confidence in Theresa May.'
A British expat in Spain says she fears she will be forced to leave and has ‘no confidence’ in the ability of the Government
So for those thinking about making the move Down Under for a smooth transition from the UK, why not see if your skills are still needed in Australia, you may be surprised by what you find.
Parents share their children's worries about fitting in, nearly a quarter find it difficult to form new friendships of their own. Parents also have to contend with the financial pressures of raising a family abroad. Indeed, our survey has found that 62% of expat parents find the overall cost of raising children abroad more expensive than at home.
Whatever your views on the rise of tech; as digital communication continues to improve and remote working becomes easier and more common, so will living abroad.
Today the middle child had a birthday party. He sat in his car seat proudly clutching the present that he'd picked out for one of his best friends. As he is marginally more outgoing than his older brother, I had higher expectations than usual.