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Letters from the Atlantic: The Non-Designer Christmas Tree

December 17, 2014 |

We are often told that “design is everything” and it is certainly true that if a product is appealing to the eye, functional and works as intended, sales may react accordingly. Black Friday, Cyber Monday and all the other pre-Christmas … Read More

Not Happy With Your Life? Change it!

December 15, 2014 |

The wind and rain rattled the warped windows of the old pub making the weather forecast hard to hear. “Good news” the forecaster said optimistically, “there’s going to be less rain than yesterday.”

I thought of my sparkling, … Read More

Love was my Catalyst for Teaching Internationally

December 12, 2014 |

Ian Robertson is a Mathematics teacher from Glasgow, Scotland. He has just started his second year of teaching at Harrow International School in Beijing.

Here Ian talks about his experiences teaching internationally and what led him to Beijing:

“I’d often … Read More

Drinking Foggy Water

December 10, 2014 |

I have always been a little cynical about the value of bottled water. It always irritates me when a waiter tries to palm me off with an expensive bottle of ‘French Mountain Spring’ water, when there are perfectly good … Read More

Migration Agent Cancelled Over Fees from PNG miners

December 8, 2014 |

Migration agents are being warned to act lawfully following the cancellation of the registration of a migration agent who refused to refund the fees of sacked foreign miners working in Western Australia, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator … Read More

Why Move To Switzerland?

December 5, 2014 |

Switzerland is considered to be one of the world’s most powerful economies and is home to some of the largest financial institutions in the global market. Attracted by this healthy economy, the majority of British expats currently residing in Switzerland … Read More

Food Industries Lift Retail Spending

December 3, 2014 |

Retail spending increased in the September 2014 quarter, led by rises in the food-related industries, Statistics New Zealand said last month.

After adjusting for seasonal effects, the volume of total retail trade sales rose 1.5 percent in the September 2014 … Read More

How to handle your money abroad safely and securely

December 1, 2014 |

Moving abroad can be accompanied by a lot of stress. Regardless of the reason for moving, the new environment holds certain risks and needs to be carefully researched before arrival. Nothing can make you more prepared than having your … Read More

500th Significant Investor Visa Granted

November 30, 2014 |

The Australian economy has received a massive boost from the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) programme, with the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash announcing the grant of the 500th visa.

The visa was granted … Read More

My Three and Half Year Australian Update

November 28, 2014 |

I logged on for the first time in ages today looking for some info on citizenship timelines, and while I was here I thought I might as well do an update. Hopefully my random musings will be of help or … Read More