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Cheering for Sid

This past Saturday, I had made arrangements to be at two events at the same time. In most cases when I have double-booked myself socially, I try to fit both events in. This was not really possible this time, as one of the events was in England and one in Canada. Some months ago, IRead more

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Guest Blog by Benny the Cat

On the move, again A few weeks ago, my humans – without consulting me – catnapped me from my chilled apartment life, put me in a box, and dumped me somewhere new. I hate new. I loved that apartment – I spent my days there living my best life: mostly stretching, lounging, eating and playing.Read more

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Saying goodbye to my best friend

There’s a hole in my life, and it’s dog shaped. Last week, we made the agonising decision to have our beautiful 15 and a half year old German Shepherd/Lab cross Hallie put to sleep. I know we were lucky to have a dog for such a long time. I know that losing a dog isRead more

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My dog the expat

Hallie immigrated from Canada to England in 2015, when she was 12. We decided to bring her here as we had no idea how long we would be living in the UK, and we didn’t want to leave her behind. Shipping a dog (and a cat) to England is one of the hardest things IRead more

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Attack of the gallstones

Yes, I am obsessed with gallstones. No, this is nothing to do with being an expat. But it is to do with developing a nasty disease whilst living 5000 miles away from my husband, the one who should be looking after me in my time of need. I suppose “in sickness and in health” hasRead more

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Show me the money

I don’t have much money, but if I did… I’d buy a big house where… we both could live. Yes, I know it’s an Elton John song, but really I could have written it. In the past 18 years, I have moved my money across the Atlantic so many times that I don’t have anyRead more

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