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 […]

now be honest!

Earlier this week I wrote about my first experience of homesickness in the post, Did someone say homesick? Writing about it lead me to wonder how many expats actually experience it? and out of the expats who say, “homesickness what’s that?…never had it!” I wonder hand on heart if they can truly say that? mummi […]

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 […]

can it really be….

…our third Christmas in Australia?!! It doesn’t seem that long ago we were gearing up for our first Christmas here. I’ll never forget it!! It was a wet Christmas that year, a very wet Christmas. Endless days of wetness! The days were dark and gloomy but at least the fairy lights were sparkly! Not like […]

i gave a letter to the postman…..

I remember a day I was sooooooo sad and lonely. The sun was shining, I was sitting dipping my toes in the pool and everything should have felt like bliss! But it didn’t!! Homesickness had kicked me right where it hurts!  …….in my heart. Desperately I took myself off to the cool climate of the […]