Experiences of Family Life Abroad
When I, my husband and our two-year-old child moved abroad, it was only supposed to be for six months. Seven years later, and one family member more, we’re still here! I know. I know. It’s a common story among people who move countries: the journey can take you and it can shape you. The ride is bumpy but mighty. If you’re joining us, remember to pack your bags with curiosity and humour!
My family has lived in Finland, Australia, Singapore and Switzerland. This book shares our experiences and adds to them some wise words from intercultural experts on the big issues: moving; adapting; language; weather; education; home and visiting family and friends in the native country. Each chapter is a fun and useful mix of cartoons, tips and stories. This may seem like a rollercoaster but it’s real life to us and many others abroad. Hop on board!
With 70 survive and thrive tips and 35 real-life cartoons.
About the Book
A southeast Asian falls in love with fika.
Out Now on Springtime Books
Chokladbollar are Swedish chocolate balls. Let Alaine introduce you to her favorite snack through a collection of 30 alternately naughty, healthy and exotic – but always delicious – recipes. Alaine’s a global soul and chokladbollar, a constant in her nomadic lifestyle, reflect her culturally diverse upbringing. A recent convert to the Swedish art of fika, Alaine is keen to share the virtues of taking time out of our busy schedules to sit down with friends or on your own with a steaming cup of hot coffee and a chokladboll. Fika’s about taking the time to reflect on our manic lives and to remember what’s important to us. Chokladbollar are the perfect accompaniment to this and are an ideal gift for an old friend, a dinner party dessert or fun activity to create with the kids.
Alaine’s book is written in a fun and accessible manner, making it a great pick me up after a long day at the office or a tempting treat for all ages. She has fleshed out the recipes with an investigation of fika culture in contemporary Sweden, complete with city guides and a tour of some of the coolest new coffee bars in town. Scandinavian design’s one of the hottest out there right now – this book distills some of that in the art of making these simple yet profound treats.
“The first time I tried Alaine’s chokladbollar, it was as if my tastebuds threw a party and the chokladboll was the special guest.” Marilyn White, finalist in The Amazing Food Challenge, Season 3
“Alaine is more obsessed with chokladbollar than any Swede I know.” Pierre Orsander, food writer
“Alaine is truly passionate about chokladbollar and her chokladbollar are delicious!” Karen Turner, freelance writer and blogger, Wanderlustingk
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New from Summertime Publishing, A Positive Result by Joanne Pasquale.
One boy with Down syndrome and a mum who refused to let others tell her what he could or couldn’t achieve.
One in a thousand babies born in the UK every year has an extra chromosome that means they have Down syndrome. This is one boy’s story as seen through his mother’s eyes. When Jo and Cliff were told their child had Down syndrome at the 15th week of pregnancy they had little idea of what this meant. Determined to provide the best for him, Jo found Jamie could teach her as much as she could teach him. This is her story of how it feels living with a child who is ‘different’. With humour, determination and sadness, Jo gives the reader an insight into a world where everyday tasks can be a struggle and simple things mean a great deal. She reveals how that extra chromosome may make Jamie different, but he is just the same as other children – given half the chance.
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