The Expat Moving Cycle

Two years ago today I was driving in a sandstorm in Qatar. I was counting down the days waiting to move to this island. I was worried about the flight for the cats. I was terrified something would go wrong at the last minute. My company had my passport. I was still...

Final days

The last few months have certainly been crazy, but the last 10 days have been madness. with an empty house, puzzled cats and a bemused husband! We had nothing to cook with and lots of things to get done locally. There were highs and lows… The passport was...

Spotters Anonymous

Confessions of a very excited ship spotter! The shipping company emailed me yesterday with details of the different ships that our container will be travelling on. So off I went on google and found a site that will show you in real time where ships are in the...

Missing Post in May

The second half of May was a test of my patience. It began with the mad woman as simply a way of preparing me for the chaos that followed. This is my way of apologising for missing a week of blogging in May. At the time I did attempt to write a post and it began like...

Shipping Time

This weekend the day finally arrived and the shippers came. The weeks leading up to it have gone so quickly, there was all the last minute running around and sorting stuff out, combined with  flu, having dental problems and work. But the day finally arrived I was so...

Pick-n-mix Week

This week has been a mixed bag, a bit like those ones we used to be able to choose from the pick-n-mix at Woolies before going to the cinema, there’s been a bit of everything and although we made the choices they still surprised us when they happened 🙂 At the...

Happy Easter Everyone (Καλό Πάσχα)

It was Easter Sunday in Greece, a May day bank holiday weekend in the U.K. and here in hot Qatar was the first working day of the week, when I first starting writing this blog post. But after a mad week of work and collecting yet more stuff from Doha it’s...

Working Weekend

I have  finally recovered from Friday’s epic run around Doha picking up furniture and my husband surprising me by flying into the country. The trip on Friday had a very rocky start, as I was leaving the house it started to rain. Yes, rain in the desert in late...

Cats, Furniture, Cars and Trucks.

Today is collection of the furniture day, I’ve mapped out where all the different places are, in the hope I won’t get lost again… After seeing all the furniture last weekend, this week has been spent searching out and finding more pieces, now all we...

Things that make me smile

Recently I’ve been reminded in many ways just how much there is smile about in the world. My husband is back from Thailand, just knowing he will be there when I get back from work makes the day seem rose tinted. Sometimes living overseas we forget how lucky we...

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