Business environment in Portugal
According to the World Bank’s Doing Business 2014 report, Portugal figures at number 31. more ...
I'm Brittney Strange and I blog over at Life of an Expat Parent. I write mostly about parenting and relationships with a dash of expat living. I'm an Ohio girl and an unlikely expat living in England. I'm married to a Briton and have two little dual citizens, The Duchess (2 years old) and The Duke (4 months old). I've worked in youth homelessness prevention and education for nearly four years and am currently on maternity leave.
I started my blog in 2011 a few months after my daughter was born. I thought I had acclimatized to British culture really well until I was introduced to parenting children in a culture that wasn't my own. more ...
When I first came to the States back in the dark ages (1990, to be exact) a lot of things were completely new to me. Like walking for miles (it seemed) to find a mailbox when I could have just put my letters in my own mailbox as out-going mail. more ...
“Where do you live?” I told her, and mentioned we’d been there for two years.
“Oh,” she replied, “my mother lives in that neighborhood.”
Realization dawned. “Yes, she’s my next-door neighbor,” I responded, beaming.
We talked about her family, and her nephew, Cyril, who runs a hostel in Panama City. more ...
I was trying to write the next chapter for my latest Old Fools book, but the constant background noise was spoiling my concentration.
There are plenty of dogs in our village, all shapes and sizes.
There's a Jack Russell that never stops yapping, a German Shepherd that guards one of the big houses and looks as though he'd enjoy tearing an intruder apart, plus numerous mongrels that roam the streets freely. more ...
In the states I loved seeking out brown eggs to add variety to our colors of dyed Easter eggs. Brown eggs take on pretty earth tones in the dye. The Easter before we moved to South Africa, I even found a local farmer with eggs from an Americaus chicken (aka the “Easter Egg Chicken”) which naturally produces eggs in shades of blue and green!
She looked at me incredulously: “But white eggs are everywhere now, because of Easter!” My eyes lit up and I began interrogating her on where I might find them. She pointed to the nearest grocery store. more ...
Benvenuto to all my Loyal and New Followers
On the 2nd March, I returned to beautiful Tuscany, after a brief visit to the London Author Fair, loaded up with a bag full of leaflets and new ideas for marketing my books. I quickly cracked on with my second novel ‘The Bolivian Connection’ and by the end of the week had enthusiastically written two more chapters. Over coffee in Fiano, I told my man about the cost of having my books translated into Italian and that they calculate the price on the number of characters, not words! more ...
Robin Pascoe, the Expat Expert
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