Family, Gelderland, Netherlands

Why We Loved Our Farm Camps Break

We spent a week at Farm Camps Den Brandenhorst in Gelderland during the meivakantie and to say that my boys were upset to be back home is an understatement. They flopped themselves down on the sofa in our front room and the eldest announced, "Wij willen hier niet zijn. Wij willen terug naar Farm Camps gaan."… Continue reading Why We Loved Our Farm Camps Break

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Books, Expat, Family, Journaling

Expat Life: Loving and Leaving Where You Live

I have just finished reading Global Mama by Melissa Dalton-Bradford (you can find a review here) and all the way through the book I was struck by the sense of 'home'; her family's ability to set down roots wherever they ended up living. They didn't just live physically in new countries, new places, new houses;… Continue reading Expat Life: Loving and Leaving Where You Live

Expat, Family, Motherhood, Netherlands

Expat Life Means Throwing Your Plans Out the Window

It won't be news to anyone but life doesn't always turn out like you expect it to. If someone had told my seventeen year old self that I would end up living in the Netherlands with a Dutch husband and three children who are way more Dutch than they ever will be British, I would… Continue reading Expat Life Means Throwing Your Plans Out the Window

British, Culture, Expat, Family

5 Ways Expat Life is Like Moving into Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey aka Highclere CastlePhoto Credit: Darren DeansI'm currently watching the latest series of Downton Abbey, sneaking in an episode here and there after the children's bedtime routine is finished. It struck me watching Tom Branson, the chauffeur who marries into the aristocratic Crawley family,  and his eternal and internal struggles to fit in with… Continue reading 5 Ways Expat Life is Like Moving into Downton Abbey