In this fantastical yet believable tale, skilled storyteller, Judyth Gregory-Smith, shows us 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 fly down for a drink. But one terrible night, the pool is damaged. The black plastic liner is ripped and some water escapes. Who is to blame? Bernard suspects his Wild Wombat relatives who live in Deep Ravine, though Gloria the Red-Bellied Black Snake suspects it’s Crushbone the Dingo.
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Reviews are in for Helena Jalanka’s Greetings from Abroadland and they’re excellent.
‘Wouldn’t the world be different if we all had the opportunity to experience faraway lands and cultures? I’m sure it would be a better place to live. Helena shares her light-hearted story of raising a family internationally, giving excellent and practical advice for the new or seasoned global family.’
Cross-cultural trainer and Life transitions Coach at Expatjoy
“Having suffered the trials and tribulations of going expat in my mid-career in the 1990s, I wish that I had been given the information in this book those many years ago. Jennifer Patterson takes a complex and emotional subject and lays out a clear strategy for any individual or family trying to navigate the many conflicting forces at play when you move country, move job, and move out of a safe “home” environment. Jennifer lays out a bold manifesto, based on solid principles and experience. This book can save you money, your marriage/partnership, and a lot of emotional turmoil that normally leads to ill-health. Well worth reading and acting on the key ideas.”
Lorne Mitchell, Managing Director, Objective Designers Ltd.
“Although this may be the financial planning profession’s best resource on cross-border planning issues faced by people navigating among a variety of national and local tax jurisdictions, Financial Planning for Global Living also serves as a valuable guidebook for how to live a better, more prosperous, more intentional life.”
Bob Veres, Publisher, Inside Information
“Jennifer Patterson is passionate about the importance of creating a financial foundation that supports individuals and families living globally. This book is the culmination of her many years’ experience — both personal and professional — of the realities of cross-border living, and it resonates with the warmth and wisdom she brings to this often neglected part of our lives. She blends practical guidance with a firsthand understanding of the challenges cross-border families face, helping us to achieve long-term security in an ever changing world.”
Rachel Yates, Creator, The Expat Lifeline
“Jennifer Patterson has written a must-read primer for anyone amidst or considering cross-cultural living… Read this book — and learn from one of the best. Financial Planning for Global Living is the exhaustive field guide that should be included with every international assignment so the issues that matter are dealt with from the start of this wonderful global adventure.”
Andrew Jernigan, Expat Insurance Broker and Co-founder, International Care
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