Making Expat Life Large

Episode 20 – When The Expat Child Goes To University

In this episode of Two Fat Expats, we discuss what happens when your expat child heads off to University. Have you ever considered that your expat child may repatriate without you? What’s different about going to university for an expat child compared to a child who has stayed in their home country their whole life? We were very lucky to speak to Daniel an expat kid who moved to the.. Read More

Episode 19 – I Don’t Feel Like I Fit In Here

Everyone suffers from the settling in blues, but what happens when they just never seem to fade? That feeling of arrival at the school gates with no definite person to stand next to. A blank space on the emergency contact list and yet another Saturday night when you’ve joined together with a bunch of people who seem so vastly different than you. We often talk of living the fat expat.. Read More

Episode 18 – The Best Place I’ve Ever Lived

If you’ve lived in multiple locations the question invariably arises. “So which one was your favourite?” It’s a question so many expats have trouble answering. Being asked to choose your favourite location is a little like being asked to choose your favourite child. Often there is no one clear favourite, they were all good for different reasons. Maybe you were financially better off in the Middle East while your lifestyle.. Read More

Episode 17 – Expat Divorce

Hello and welcome to another episode of Two Fat Expats. Today we discuss the subject of expat divorce and why an expat divorce is vastly different from an ordinary divorce in your home country. We heard from two women, both who have gone through divorce on what they learned, and what they would have done differently. We wanted to say thank you to Vanessa and Nicky, their stories showed what.. Read More

Episode 16 – What’s It Like To Repatriate?

On today’s episode Kirsty and I discuss the thought of repatriation. Something neither of us has had to do but something that is always in the back of our mind. Why is going home such a scary thing to so many expats? What happens when we get home? What does it look like? Is it harder to make friends? Can we start again or do we just pick up where we.. Read More