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The Charter Trip

July 11, 2014 |

Readers who know Gran Canaria may have spotted what looks like the rusting hulk of a plane near the main road near Bahia Feliz. No, it is not the latest acquisition by my least favourite airline, or one that … Read More

British sporting disappointment but UK economy gives reason for expat cheer

July 9, 2014 |

Britain has suffered a disappointing summer of sport, with the recent failure of England’s football team in the World Cup, a whitewash for England’s rugby players in a three test series against New Zealand and defeat in the cricket versus … Read More

So far away…and just as close

July 4, 2014 |

A parent of an international teacher tells what it’s like to be mum

OK, mums and dads, you have just been told the ‘good news’ by your son or daughter that they have decided to take … Read More

Pickled Onions and Red Squirrels

July 2, 2014 |

“Woman chokes to death on pickled onion”, screamed the headlines of the local newspaper. Another headline, further down the page, caught my eye – “Temperatures to hit 80 degrees – hotter than the Canary Islands”. Some things never change; … Read More

100,000 New citizens in Just Six Months

June 30, 2014 |

Canada welcomed its 100,000th new citizen of 2014 last week – more than double the number of new citizens admitted to the country by the same time last year.

The 100,000 new citizens, who came to Canada from more … Read More

New Zealand – Current Account Deficit Falls Again

June 27, 2014 |

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account balance was a deficit of $0.6 billion in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said last week. This is $0.3 billion smaller than the December 2013 quarter deficit.

An increase in the value … Read More