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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

Boys’ Toys

November 19, 2014 |

I like toys as much as the next man. Be it train sets, steam cars, remote control helicopters, iPhones or Nintendo. Other, sometimes questionable, gadgets have also come onto the market in recent years, including devices for treasure hunting … Read More

The Atlantic Travelling Butter Dish

November 18, 2014 |

It all began with a newspaper article in the online edition of my favourite newspaper, when I came across a report about the evils of eating margarine. Yes, you have read this correctly, because I seem to have read … Read More

Useful Job Hunting Tips for Expats moving to Australia

November 10, 2014 |

So you’re looking for work in Australia, fortunately unemployment in Australia is at a very low 6.10%, one of the lowest in the world riding off the wave of a solid economy and significant foreign investment. With unemployment levels expected … Read More

The Difficult Questions You May Face as an Expat

November 1, 2014 |

When you meet new people, whether in your country of origin or at your new location, personal questions will be asked. It took two moves for me to become accustomed to the seemingly innocent but sometimes pushy “getting to … Read More

Family and Community Matter

October 13, 2014 |

Many expats living in Spain fail to recognise the importance of family and community to the Spanish people. Unlike many Northern European countries, where the sick and elderly are shipped off to hospitals, care homes and hospices, it is … Read More

More and more British expats claiming winter heating allowance

October 10, 2014 |

British expat pensioners claimed received more than £21 million in benefits from the British government last year, including more than £16 million for winter fuel payments.

New figures released by the Department for Work and Payments reveal that a total … Read More

Adventurous expats living in remote corners of the world to feature in new Channel 4 television series fronted by designer Kevin McCloud.

October 7, 2014 |

British designer and television presenter Kevin McCloud will follow the inspirational stories of ordinary Brits who’ve quit the rat race and built their own self-sufficient home in splendid isolation overseas.

From building a cabin in the Arctic to … Read More

Buying or Renting?

September 29, 2014 |

The World recession has changed attitudes to many issues. For expats intending to start a new life in Spain, the option of buying a home before the recession, possibly with a cheap Spanish mortgage was always a tempting one. … Read More

Rights of Expat Wives in the UAE

September 24, 2014 |

There are many reasons why there is a discrepancy between how westerners see the way things are handled in the Middle East, especially with many recent developments on a global scale and the rising of radical elements there. One … Read More