When Canadian Karen Patterson decided she needed an adventure, life took her to Beijing, China where she experienced such highs and lows she might as well have been on a rollercoaster. A woman with a knack for spotting a business idea a mile off, never too scared to take a risk, Karen was responsible for… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews ‘Taking on China’ by Karen Patterson
I recently had the good fortune to discover a new memoir by an ex-expat turned author, Margaret Davis Ghielmetti. From Chicago, her marriage to Patrick from Switzerland led her to live on several continents as a ‘trailing spouse’. So far not so unusual, right? (Not for followers of Expatbookshop.com anyway.) Only, Patrick works for the… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews Brave(ish) a Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist by Margaret Davis Ghielmetti
Olga Mecking is an amazing example of an expat writer, who hit on a great idea and had publishers fighting over her book, Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing. She wrote it in a year, despite having three young children and it has now been translated into umpteen languages. Is she bionic? How… Read More In Conversation with Olga Mecking, Author of Niksen: Embracing the Dutch Art of Doing Nothing
Congratulations to Sarah Koblow, winner of the Lindsay de Feliz New Writer of Expat Award. Her memoir, Count Only Sunny Hours, will be published by Summertime Publishing in 2021.
A Life Story Jar is made from the pieces and experiences that make you who you are. The Japanese ginger jar inspired the framework for The Life Story Jar Programme. We are born perfect as porcelain. By the time we reach middle life we have had many experiences and may have developed a few cracks along… Read More The Life Story Jar
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Expat Partner – Staying Active & Finding Work by Carine Bormans and Marie Geukens As the person behind the Career in Your Suitcase concept and co-author of the fourth edition of the book of the same name I am a sucker for books on dual careers. This is such an important topic and yet there… Read More Jo Parfitt reviews Expat Partner
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A Life Story Jar is made from the pieces and experiences that make you who you are. Author and teacher Jo Parfitt’s Life Story Jar idea was inspired by the Japanese ginger jar. We are born as perfect porcelain. By the time we reach middle life we have experienced so much but may have developed a… Read More A Seasonal Gift from Jo Parfitt
Catch up with Jo Parfitt’s September Inspirer including: The Power of Writing a Journal The Connecting Bit Parting Piece The Life Story Jar Programme What’s On in September 2020 Writing Holidays led by Jo Find out more HERE