Mum recently read an interesting article about Adapting to life as an Expatriate. The article is published at Transitions Abroad, the website of Transitions Abroad Publishing, who publish a magazine with the same name. The magazine is dedicated to work, study, living, and cultural immersion abroad, and has been published for more than 30 years. The website and monthly webzine offer a comprehensive range of articles and resources relating to life overseas.
The article Mum came … Read more
Happy to be in Aus
We took this photo of our son a few weeks after arriving in Australia; we were on our way for a BBQ at a local park. Whilst Mr Mum’s gone 2 Aus and I were stressing about the slow job market, how best to spend our savings, where to live, and whether sick family in the UK would be alright, our son’s beaming face gave us a much needed pick-me-up.
A wise mum once said … Read more
Over the fence
For Brits moving to Australia, or even thinking about Australia for whatever reason, whenever you hear the word ‘neighbours’ the theme tune to the popular Aussie TV soap opera with the same name, probably jingles through your head. Mum can be caught humming it as she walks down the street waving to ‘lady with the best kept council strip’ and nodding her head to ‘man with the big blue car’. I only stop humming when I stop … Read more
Mum's stunt double
Last weekend Mum attended the first Aussie Bloggers Conference. The conference was held in Sydney, and attended by mummy bloggers from all over Australia.
Conference speakers frequently made reference to how powerful blogging has become. Mum agrees with this on many levels; blogs play an important role in influencing the life of the reader and writer.
Something that was demonstrated, to me, during the conference is how often blogs are used to support people, particularly women … Read more
Photos on Fridays
Today Mum is announcing the start of a popular blogging phenomenon…photo Friday! Every Friday Mum is going to publish a photo about life in Australia. It might be a photo of one of Mum’s favourite hang-outs, or simply an image that sums up what it’s like for a mum who has recently moved to Aus. Other categories might include Australian wildlife, plants, celebrities (coz Mum bumps into them all the time, right?), or even Mum doing … Read more
Next Monday, 21st March, is Harmony Day in Australia. The day is also the United Nation’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Harmony Day, first held in 1999, is managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), a department most readers of this site will be very familiar with! It is a day where Australians celebrate cultural diversity.
When we arrived in Australia over a year ago, one of Mum’s overriding first impressions … Read more