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Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Springtime Books author, Judyth Gregory-Smith talks to the Expat Bookshop about her wonderful children’s book, Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully. Q: Tell us about your book, what is it about? Could you describe it in just a few sentences? A: Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully is a true story. Well almost. Bernard is the only upwardly mobile wombat in Ugly Gully, Lower Australia. He has a caravan with bunk beds, a fridge and a deck outside. From there he can watch Honeyeaters coming down to drink from the pond Bernard thoughtfully dug so that the birds didn’t have to go behind the caravan to...

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Unpack – out now on Springtime Books

Unpack – out now on Springtime Books

As an expat spouse, how do you choose the right home for your family, transition your kids to a new country and school, adjust to a new culture, and build a whole new network of friends? Expat spouses face many questions, and this book is designed to offer straightforward answers. Written by two expats – with over 15 international moves between them – you’ll find inspiration and wisdom to handle your expat dilemmas. Get reading to discover time tested advice that will transform your expat experience into a truly amazing adventure. It’s all right here for you to enjoy, so start Unpacking! Buy...

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Benjamin’s Bedtime Story

Benjamin’s Bedtime Story

A story to help your child fall asleep quickly and gently Author and mother, Olivia Allinne-Ward, has written Benjamin’s Bedtime Journey to help children and adults relax before going to sleep. This is why each chapter ends with the words: ‘When you feel ready to move on, we continue our journey at the rhythm of your calm, slow breathing.’ This story is for everyone so the reader is encouraged to change the names of Benjamin and Michael to those of their child and his/her bear. “Benjamin’s bedtime journey is not just a perfect book for bedtime, it’s an avalanche...

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Lindsay de Feliz talks about her new memoir, Life After My Saucepans

Lindsay de Feliz talks about her new memoir, Life After My Saucepans

  Q: Why do you think your book needed to be written? A: It shows a different side of the country and explains more about the culture of the Dominican people. It also shows that however tough things may be, and whatever fears you have, you can get over them. More from Lindsay | About the Book

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Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully

Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully

In this fantastical yet believable tale, skilled storyteller Judyth Gregory-Smith shows us that things are not always as they seem and can have surprisingly happy endings. Bernard is the only upwardly mobile wombat in Australia. He has a well-equipped caravan to sleep in and a deck on which he can sip Wombat Ginger Beer while reading The Wombat’s Guide to Successful Tunnelling. But a menace hangs low over the scene: a dingo named Crushbone. All the animals fear him, for dingoes have the unpleasant habit of eating other animals. Bernard makes a pond in his garden so he can watch the Honeyeaters...

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Retire to the Life You Love

Retire to the Life You Love

“Retire to the Life You Love is a comprehensive approach to re-framing retirement from an outdated model to an energizing and designed phase of life.” Rich Feller, Life Re-Imagined Program, AARP Reading Retire to the Life You Love is like having a lively and engaging conversation with a life coach. It is packed with ideas, inspiring real life examples, stories (including Nell’s own story interwoven throughout the chapters), PLUS the practical models and tools to help you answer personal questions like these: Who am I when I am no longer identified by my work role? What if I want...

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Write life stories in beautiful Tuscany

Write life stories in beautiful Tuscany

How to write your life story in a delightful setting in the heart of rural Tuscany — brilliant teaching and exquisite Italy all wrapped up in one fantastic week! You will be in a beautiful historic watermill, set beside a river in a gentle valley, with stylish bedrooms in elegant buildings around the sunlit courtyard. You’ll take leisurely breakfasts and mouth-watering evening meals in the  Watermill’s new courtyard dining room (and also dine out in nearby restaurants to sample traditional dishes and local wines).  The gardens, secluded millstream paths and riverside walks are all...

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Life After My Saucepans by Lindsay de Feliz

Life After My Saucepans by Lindsay de Feliz

Life After My Saucepans Lifting the Lid on Living in the Dominican Republic The eagerly-awaited sequel to the best-selling What About My Saucepans? Available to buy at Amazon in paperback and Kindle In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans continues the story with Lindsay and Danilo living in hiding, away...

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Insights and Interviews from the 2016 FIGT Conference: out now

Insights and Interviews from the 2016 FIGT Conference: out now

Moving Across Cultures: Bringing Empathy and Expertise to the Evolving Global Family When a conference is as great as #FIGT16NL you want to remember all that you learned and were inspired by during the Keynotes, the Concurrent Sessions, the fast-paced Ignites and at the Kitchen Tables. It’s impossible to attend every session and for many it is impossible to attend every conference. This book, compiled by the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residents, will bring the event back to life complete with its experts, its insights and conversations. You know that this, the third book in the series, deserves a...

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Book reviews

Illana Benady reviews Life After My Saucepans

Illana Benady reviews Life After My Saucepans

“Fans of What About Your Saucepans? – both book and blog – won’t be disappointed. The simple pleasures and irritations of life in the Dominican Republic...

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Safe Passage – essential reading for working with #TCKs

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Great reviews for Elizabeth Rice’s Rituals of Separation

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A South Korean Memoir of Identity and Belonging When her American family returns to the U.S. after sixteen...

 
 
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Author articles

Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

Summertime author, Tanya Crossman, reflects on the 2017 Family in Global Transitions Conference at the Hague. Attending the Families In Global Transition 2017 conference in...

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Elizabeth Rice talks about her memoir, Rituals of Separation

Elizabeth Rice talks about her memoir, Rituals of Separation

I wrote Rituals of Separation as a love song to my childhood in the country of South Korea, and as an...

 
 
Tanya Crossman talks parallel lives

Tanya Crossman talks parallel lives

Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood, discusses the culture gap between #TCKs and their parents. “Something...

 
 
Author Kathleen Gamble talks about her expat experience

Author Kathleen Gamble talks about her expat experience

Kathleen Gamble, author of Expat Alien talks about her adventures on Thirdeyemom. ‘I am what you...

 
 
Jack Scott’s Expat Glossary

Jack Scott’s Expat Glossary

Springtime author, Jack Scott, spent four years in Turkey and started an irreverent narrative about his...

 
 
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Author interviews

Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Springtime Books author, Judyth Gregory-Smith talks to the Expat Bookshop about her wonderful children’s book, Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully. Q: Tell us...

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Lindsay de Feliz talks about her new memoir, Life After My Saucepans

Lindsay de Feliz talks about her new memoir, Life After My Saucepans

  Q: Why do you think your book needed to be written? A: It shows a different side of the country...

 
 
Author and mentor, Jo Parfitt, talks to the Global Mom Show

Author and mentor, Jo Parfitt, talks to the Global Mom Show

Jo Parfitt is on the Global Mom Show’s virtual sofa talking about raising #TCKs, about writing...

 
 
Maryam Afnan Ahmad talks about Slurping Soup and Other Confusions

Maryam Afnan Ahmad talks about Slurping Soup and Other Confusions

Co-author of Slurping Soup and Other Confusions, Maryam Afnan Ahmad, talks to Culturs Magazine about...

 
 
My Life Abroad – a selection of expat stories

My Life Abroad – a selection of expat stories

“So, when I had an opportunity to relocate, I didn’t hesitate for one second… and here I am.”...

 
 
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Videos

An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

An Inconvenient Posting Book Trailer

Book trailer for ‘An Inconvenient Posting’ by Laura J Stephens from author2author.

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Passage of the Stork: Trailer

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Book trailer for Passage of the Stork, Delivering the Soul by Madeleine Lenagh

 
 
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Perking the Pansies Trailer

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Julia Simen’s “Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child” is on Kindle!

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Now you can read Emotional Resilience and the Expat Child: practical storytelling techniques that will...

 
 
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Initial reflections of #FIGT17NL from Tanya Crossman

Summertime author, Tanya Crossman, reflects on the 2017 Family in Global Transitions Conference at the Hague. Attending the Families In Global Transition 2017 conference in The Hague (Netherlands) a few weeks ago reminded me that supporting TCKs and expatriate families is what I really care about, the field I want to work in.  More from Tanya | […]

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Perfect Children’s Books for Christmas

Benjamin’s Bedtime Journey Author and mother Olivia Allinne-Ward has written Benjamin’s Bedtime Journey to help children and adults relax before going to sleep. This is why each chapter ends with the words: ‘When you feel ready to move on, we continue our journey at the rhythm of your calm, slow breathing.’ This story is for […]

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Help Judyth Gregory-Smith Support Gifts of Sight

Springtime Books author, Judyth Gregory-Smith is devoted to a unique and inspirational project – Gifts of Sight – which involves collecting used glasses in Malaysia and the UK. Judyth then personally distributes them to isolated villages around Myanmar for people who have no hope of being able to buy them. Watch the video to find out more about this […]

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Q&A with Judyth Gregory-Smith, author of Bernard the Wombat

Springtime Books author, Judyth Gregory-Smith talks to the Expat Bookshop about her wonderful children’s book, Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully. Q: Tell us about your book, what is it about? Could you describe it in just a few sentences? A: Bernard the Wombat of Ugly Gully is a true story. Well almost. Bernard is […]

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Unpack – out now on Springtime Books

As an expat spouse, how do you choose the right home for your family, transition your kids to a new country and school, adjust to a new culture, and build a whole new network of friends? Expat spouses face many questions, and this book is designed to offer straightforward answers. Written by two expats – […]

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