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Keeping It In The Family

Keeping It In The Family Why moving abroad can be exciting but can also lead to dilemmas over family and friends… There are quite a few unexpected aspects to starting a new life overseas – many of which we’ve examined in earlier blogs. It takes a while to adjust to a new culture, to the climate, a different diet and a new daily routine; it can be quite a while before life seems “normal”. Indeed, we’d recommend giving it at least six months to a year before you make any more serious decisions. A Friendly request But something you perhaps you won’t.

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THE HITS AND MISSES OF A NEW LIFE ABROAD

THE HITS AND MISSES OF A NEW LIFE ABROAD At the moment I have a cold … Not earth-shattering news, admittedly – but, when you haven’t had one for approximately four years, it’s remarkable enough to warrant a note in the diary. But the bug – probably brought specially from England by a visiting family member – also prompted a train of thought about what you may miss when living overseas. So, just in case you’re thinking of making that giant leap and starting a new life in the sun, here are five things you may find hard to do without to.

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HOW YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE WINNING AS AN EXPAT

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.

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MOVING ABROAD? MIND YOUR LANGUAGE…

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.

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