Helena Jalanka, author Greetings from Abroadland, Experiences of Family Life Abroad, talks to Thriving Abroad about curiosity and adventure in Abroadland.
Helen Ellis joins Sundae Bean on the Expat Happy Hour to share her personal story, professional experience, and thought-provoking research on grandparenting from afar. A writer, scholar, and proud grandma, Helen’s Distance Families project brings the grandparent’s perspective to light.
The Benefits and How to Get Going This was one week into ‘lock down’ and I knew I needed something to get me focused, to wrestle me away from the endless scrolling, the hopeless searching for better news as I tried to wrap my head around this new reality. I hesitated. Did I need more… Read More Writing Through Challenging Times
Teru Clavel, author of World Class, talks to Louise Wiles of Thriving Abroad. Teru’s insights, advice and expertise will help you think about what matters most to you and your children in relation to education and how you can best support them during their international educational journey. Teru shares her family’s adventures through three cities in… Read More Thriving Abroad Podcast with Teru Clavel, author of World Class
Louise Ross, author of Women Who Walk, talks to Louise Wiles of Thriving Abroad. Enjoy this fascinating conversation where Louise shares: What she learned from these diverse stories. The personal benefit of documenting our own stories irrespective of whether we share them. The personal strengths and characteristics that Louise recognised in the personal stories – I am sure… Read More Thriving Abroad Podcast with Louise Ross, author of Women Who Walk
“I was struck by how many parents feel guilty and are afraid that they are doing the wrong thing to their kids. My advice to parents is: Make the best choices you can with the information you have. If home is a safe space and you love your kids, that in itself will be a… Read More Tanya Crossman, Author of Misunderstood, Interviewed by Beijing Kids Magazine
May 11th every year is a special day for Swedes. They have dedicated this day to chocolate balls – “Chokladbollens Dag”. For one especially chocolate craving person, Alaine Handa, the search of making the best chokladbollar has almost become an obsession during the last five years. She has released her coffee table book dedicated to… Read More Chokladbollens Dag – a story on true passion for Swedish chocolate balls
WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN you discover that you’re writing the wrong memoir? Well, if you are Louise Ross, you make the decision to write the right book. In this case, it was going from writing her own memoir to instead writing a collective one that includes the tales of the women she met in… Read More Louise Ross, author of Women Who Walk on writing the right book
What was it that prompted you to write it? “Not long after moving to Portugal, I was hearing captivating personal stories from women in the international community, the caliber of which caused me to take stock of just how exciting and stimulating it was to be mingling with a group of worldly, educated, well-traveled and… Read More Louise Ross, author of Women Who Walk on Expat Focus
“I went to Les Roches hospitality management school in Switzerland for my postgraduate studies and loved being in the kitchen, as well as behind the bar. It was here that I started dreaming up crazy recipes for my favourite Swedish chokladbollar (chocolate balls), which I was already making every week for my friends! It took… Read More Alaine Handa Talks About Her Life, Dancing, Blogging and Her Passion for Swedish Chokladbollar
Making Here Home talks to Cath Brew, author of Living Elsewhere. How did you find the ‘writing’ process? And how long did it take you to write the book? It took a little over a year from the idea to publication. Initially I created a long list of typical expat scenarios and a guide of… Read More Q&A with Cath Brew, author of Living Elsewhere