Well, I didn’t sign up for this!

Chopping onions I glanced out of the kitchen window and was surprised at how dark it was, in reality it was 5.30pm but my body clock was chiming midnight! I remember landing in Australia almost three years ago.  It was the back-end of winter and I assumed the nights would be drawing out ready to […]

Reaching your destination…

…is a time for celebration! I was just paying a visit to the little girls room when the phone rang. “MUM! It’s your lawyer!!” shouted my youngest son. “Crikey” I thought, I had better get my finger out as I subconsciously totalled up how many dollars this slight delay in reaching the phone might cost […]

Hey expat mums!….who remembers scenes like these?

Goodtimes or Badtimes? For me defo Goodtimes! I love nothing more than a good clear out. I can’t believe this was almost three years ago and I am so in need of a good clear out again, where does all this junk come from? I am sat here on the computer surrounded by ‘stuff’. Stuff […]

I want another baby…….

oh yes I do! “oh no you don’t” oh yes indeed I do! Another little Aussie amongst a family of Brits down under. A little fella called Andrew who is cute as a button. His bed is waiting along with a collar and lead! Oh! come on you didn’t really think I wanted another ‘baby’?!….a […]

Did someone say homesick?

The word homesick is being bandied around a lot at the moment and both mummi h and myself have experienced it recently! For me the first bout of homesickness was truly debilitating. I couldn’t eat or sleep and I didn’t even want to leave the house. When I did leave the house, usually just to […]

which would you choose?

Thanks for all the lovely comments both here and on facebook in response to my post snow versus sand yesterday. To carry on the theme, I’m just wondering if you had to make a snap decision which you would choose out of snow and sand. Please leave a comment as to why if you like. I would choose snow […]

snow versus sand

Much like mummi g last week, this morning I woke up this morning feeling terribly homesick. One definite culprit was the awesome snowy scenes plastered all over my Facebook feed this morning by my friends back home. The other was the invitation to my big sisters 40th party. I know for a fact that unless […]

not always a bed of roses…..

At mummigrants we are always looking for fellow expat mums to share with us their stories and experiences (good and bad) about making the big move away from “home” and starting again somewhere new. Today we have a guest post from fellow mummigrant Katy who has moved from Scotland to Queensland in Australia. I emigrated […]