HOW YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE WINNING AS AN EXPAT Ask those who have already done it, and you’ll probably be told that upping sticks and moving to a different country is one of the most exhilarating but scary things you can take on in life. If you’re considering doing the same, some friends and family will definitely call you brave, others perhaps stupid – but most seasoned expats will probably tell you they’re neither; they’re the same person they always were before – just in a different place. And it’s the place they’ve chosen to live which makes the difference. HOW.
MOVING ABROAD? MIND YOUR LANGUAGE… Just for a moment, imagine you work behind the counter in a shop or behind the bar in a pub and someone from another country comes in. They obviously want something and they spend a bit of time looking before turning to you and addressing you in a foreign language. There’s a good chance you’re not going to understand and you may say so – only for them to become increasingly impatient, repeating their question slowly and perhaps in a slightly louder voice. Of course, the language is still strange to you and, even spoken.
Is 2018 The Time To Get A Move On? Christmas and New Year tends to be a time when we take a moment to sit back and take stock of our lives. Of course we know having family round and enjoying a few glasses of mulled wine can lead to a little sentimentality – either about how things are right now or how they used to be; and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, as well as the inevitable nostalgia, it’s also a time when we look to the future and make promises to ourselves and, for some, that may.
THANK THE LORD FOR VPNs If you’re not that techy and you don’t really know the difference between your LAN or your WAN, a VPN may well be just one of those annoying bits of jargon for geeks. After all, there appear to be so many acronyms in computer technology it’s almost a language in its own right. However, if you do decide to invest in property overseas, a VPN is likely to be your friend. Indeed, if you want to catch up on all your favourite TV shows around Christmas, it could even be essential. What is a VPN?.
FINDING A NEW SCHOOL OVERSEAS If you speak to anyone considering a new life overseas, they’ll probably tell you one of the biggest obstacles to moving abroad is education. It’s not an easy decision to disrupt a child’s schooling, uproot them and then expect them to cope with a strange curriculum, perhaps in a different language. After all, telling a child to “man up and enjoy the adventure” probably isn’t the best way forward – but there are a number of more positive options parents can consider. FINDING A NEW SCHOOL OVERSEAS Home Schooling Although it may suggest parents have.
WINTER IS COMING… As the clocks go back and the nights draw in, the UK is probably already well-used to the idea that winter will soon be on us. But, as we normally associate them with sunshine, what about the places we all enjoy our holidays and where we dream one day we’ll have a place of our own? For example, we have property for sale in Spain, Greece, Turkey and Portugal which we all normally associate with long hot days, al fresco dining and balmy nights. But, as few of us rarely visit out of season, we don’t really imagine.