Making Expat Life Large

When the unimaginable happens – Season 3 – Episode 15 –

Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 15 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This week we have a special episode that may require you to have some tissues on hand before you start. Kirsty spoke to Jane Weekes about her family’s unimaginable loss, experienced in May 2012 while she and her husband Martin were living in Doha with their triplets, Lillie, Jackson.. Read More

The Happy Repat – Season 3 – Episode 14 –

Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 14 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This week we discussed The Happy Repat, how to make your repatriation a positive experience. We spoke to Helen Watt a repatriation coach and Nicky a happy repat. We also shared loads of tips on making the most of your repat experience by readers of 4 Kids 20.. Read More

Book Club The Disobedient Wife by Annika Milisic-Stanley – Season 3 – Episode 13 –

Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 13 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This week we were so thrilled to speak to Annika Milisic-Stanley, author of The Disobedient Wife. We spoke to Annika about her expat life, why she set the book in Tajikistan and her thoughts on expat wives. We discussed how the book and our own experiences may or may not correspond to those.. Read More

Moving with Teens – Season 3 – Episode 12 –

Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 12 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This week we examine the process of toting teens globally. Lots of tips and feedback from our question on Facebook and Two Fat Expat listener Amanda shares her experience of moving her four teenage girls from Australia to Sri Lanka and back again. We also speak to Dr Sarah Whyte.. Read More

See Ya 2016 and Hello 2017 – Season 3 – Episode 11

It’s 2017! Welcome back to Season 3 – Episode 11 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe everyone should live a fat expat life. This week we have a look back at 2016, our lives and our favourite Two Fat Expat episodes and talk about 2017. It was so hard to narrow it down but Kirsty’s favourite episodes for 2016 were Season 2 Episode 6 – Expat Adoption and Season.. Read More

The Insecure Expat – Season 3 – Episode 10

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 10 of Two Fat Expats where our topic for the week is The Insecure Expat. This week the company Nikki’s family moved to Germany with (just four months ago) has been sold, leaving plenty of questions on the table. Two others who have dealt with ongoing expat uncertainty and insecurity, the lovely Claire and Smita spoke with us about their experiences. Kirsty WILL be speaking to the author.. Read More

When Holidays Fall Into The Too Hard Basket – Season 3 – Episode 9

Welcome back to Season 3 Episode 9 of Two Fat Expats where we are discussing When Holidays Fall Into the Too Hard Basket. With Kirsty about to head off to Australia for Christmas and so many expats globally about to start the Holiday season, here, there or everywhere we wanted to find out what expats do over this time of year when it can be all a bit tricky. Kirsty.. Read More

Expats and the US election – Season 3 – Episode 8

It’s still Season 3 and it’s already Episode 8 of Two Fat Expats. The 2016 US election results continue to be discussed in households around the world and expats are no different. This week we look at the election results through the eyes of a Muslim family in the US, a Muslim American in the Middle East and a American family also living in the Middle East. Thank you so much to Nivin,.. Read More

We love it but the kids hate it – Season 3 – Episode 7

We’re back with Episode 7, Season 3 of Two Fat Expats, and this week we’re asking another question about your expat life. Have you moved to a location that you’ve loved but your kids, well, not so much! Two lovely listeners Liz and Lyndall shared their stories with us for you. Read our next book! Kirsty and Nikki will both be doing some catch up reading this week on The Disobedient Wife, by Annika Milisic-Stanley.  We will be discussing.. Read More

Big Fat Expat Meet Up – Season 3 – Episode 6

We’re back with Episode 6, Season 3 of Two Fat Expats, encouraging you to live a fat expat life. This week has been quite a big week for Kirsty who has done six flights in the last seven days. The first one was a Qatar to Singapore, where she went to the very first Big Fat Expat Meet Up. If you found a new friend at the ‘singles table’ in Singapore please.. Read More

Book Club Diplomatic Incidents by Cherry Denman – Season 3 – Episode 5

We’re back with Episode 5, Season 3 of Two Fat Expats, encouraging you to live a fat expat life. This week we had our first Book Club discussion about Diplomatic Incidents: The Memoirs of an (Un)Diplomatic Wife, by Cherry Denman. We asked our listeners about their own diplomatic incidents. We had some fabulous stories from the group, listen in to hear them. This week Marnie, an Aussie in Singapore left us a voice.. Read More

New Country, New Career – Season 3 – Episode 4

Welcome to Episode 4, Season 3 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe your expat life should be fat. This week Sarah makes an exciting return as an interviewee for our topic New Country, New Career. Kirsty and Sarah caught up while Sarah explained her decision making process and what she loves about her new role. Nikki interviewed Gabrielle, a 20 year expat from the UK and Eva a Dutch expat / repat.. Read More

Social Media and the Expat Child – Season 3- Episode 3

Hello we’re back with Episode 3, Season 3 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe you should live your expat life to the fullest. Fill it up and make the most of it. This week we discuss social media and the expat child. Kirsty interviewed Martine Oglethorpe from The Modern Parent about kids online and what we need to know and watch for. Nikki and Kirsty share some of their experiences with their own.. Read More

Your expat life is not my expat life – Season 3 – Episode 2

Hello and welcome back to Episode 2, Season 3 of Two Fat Expats, where we believe you should live your expat life to the fullest. Take and make the most of any opportunities that come your way. This week we discuss how your expat life is not my expat life. Kirsty and Nikki outline what their expat lives look like, quite different from each other, and also different from previous expat lives they.. Read More