Sharing your life abroad with friends from home

There’s something special about friends coming to visit you abroad. Catching up in ‘real life’, rather than through a screen, becomes ever-more appreciated and I love being able to share snippets of my (not so new) life in another city. As well as the hours on end of talking, when my visitor first arrives, and…

5 ways to meet people when you move abroad

Making new friends when you relocate can be very hit and miss. I would actually describe my experience as miss-miss-hit-miss-miss-miss… and then a couple more ‘hits’ after a lot more ‘misses’. Ugh. It takes a lot of effort, and the word ‘easy’ doesn’t describe my experience at all, especially in Germany where people are quite…

Friendships that change

Reading Metropolife’s post on friendships and relationships with a due date, left one person at the front of my mind and a lot of reflection on a friendship that developed so quickly yet changed so fast. I smiled when I got that “Sollen wir dann morgen frühstücken gehen?” Shall we go for breakfast tomorrow? text…

Loneliness when you move abroad

You can be amongst crowds, in small groups or with a friend, and still feel lonely. If everyone turns up apart from the one person you actually want there, that empty longing can make you feel lonely. Loneliness: A feeling of discomfort and sadness because you don’t have the company you want around you. I…

Home for the weekend

Touching base I have never felt so excited to see London. Descending into Heathrow airport over the Thames, I saw Tower Bridge and The o2 Arena. I felt a smile spread across my face and a rush of excitement shoot through my body. I was back! Seven months is the longest I have been away…