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The Secrets to Success Abroad

July 21, 2005 |

You can spend months and years struggling to make a successful life abroad…or you can read these tips and find the shortcut to a happy and stress-free new life overseas. Read More

The ‘Off Plan’ Propery Market – Spain

July 12, 2005 |

You'll have seen the wonderful images at the Property Show in Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow or Dublin and you'll have been very drawn to the idea of getting in early on the ground floor of this fabulous new development on the Spanish Costas. And why not — these developments often present really good value for money and, as you are getting involved early, pre-construction, you are potentially making real savings. Read More

The first 3 months of our new life in Canada

July 8, 2005 |

We have been living in London Ontario now for the last 3 months. I thought I would try to write a little bit about what we think of the place and our decision to come here even though it is probably too early to tell how we will eventually feel. Read More

Culture Shock, Homesickness or both?

July 6, 2005 |

Before I came to Britain I thought I knew the feeling of being homesick because of previous moves to and fro across Canada during my life and missing aspects of the Yukon when I lived on the Island and visa-versa. In my case, I was wrong. Read More

Tales of Thailand

June 28, 2005 |

After a wonderful Thai meal and litre of beer each costing just under a fiver, we managed to get dragged into every taylors going to try and buy a suit.
'The Tsunami came to my shop but I wouldn't let it in' The shop keeper told me proudly as he pointed out his damaged shop front still with sandbags at the front. Alot of the shops are still damaged and the smell of raw sewage is overpowering. We were also told of the cholera outbreak that has killed lots of people. Locals everywhere trying to get you into their cafe, restaurant or shop and when we gave them something stupid like the changed from the money used to pay our bill, they were so grateful it could make you cry. Read More

Our research trip to Perth

June 24, 2005 |

Flew from Glasgow via Dubai on June 5th and arrived in Perth June 6th and thought we were landing back in Glasgow!!…same weather even the ariel view looked the same. Yes you can all blame us for being the ones who brought the weather with them!

Couldn’t fault Emirates airline, they even give you a ‘night kit’ which includes an eye mask, earplugs, bed socks and compact don’t bother buying any of them, although the flight back from Dubai to Glasgow was delayed for an hour and a half. I fell asleep as soon as we boarded only to wake up, look out of the window and see tarmac, with amazement I turned to my husband and said "God have we landed!!" "no" he replied "we haven’t took off yet". What a sickener! 

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Family, Friends and Your Migration

June 14, 2005 |

Every time I read the tales of how families have coped with loved ones migrating, it always makes me think about how I will deal with my own situation once it comes around.  Is there a perfect way of telling your family you are moving to the other side of the world?  Should it be kept secret till the last possible minute? Or is there a better way of ‘sweetening the pill’? Read More

Return to Andalucia

June 3, 2005 |

Recently I swapped sexy, sophisticated San Francisco for a remote Andalucian hamlet. Rather than power walking around Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park every morning, I now amble down chestnut and olive covered mountain slopes, seldom encountering another human being. It is what you might call a far cry.


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A New Direction

May 25, 2005 |

Is a trade for life or until you get bored? Are we ever too old to change direction? To dream of a different or better life often means making changes but are we prepared to step out of our ‘comfort zone’ to do this?

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9 Ways to Australia

May 22, 2005 |

Ever wondered how to go about emigrating to Australia and go about getting an Australian visa? Wondering what the various options were and how to go about the different schemes without too much red tape or expense? There are lots of ways to emigrate to Australia from the UK. This article spells it out in 9 easy stages. Like everything else, applying to emigrate to Australia need never be difficult if you plan your route in stages. Read More