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An Expat Guide To London Boroughs - Part Three

Thursday June 02, 2016 (12:54:45)
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Talk to a Londoner and you could come away believing that the city is not just the capital of the UK, but of the entire universe. They’ll praise its busy, bustling streets, its world-class art gallery and its place at the forefront of fashion.

The Big Smoke attracts visitors, expats and Brits to its heaving, cosmopolitan metropolis, boasting thousands of years of history and a place at the forefront of business, art and technology.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To England's Home Counties

Wednesday June 01, 2016 (13:19:59)
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The ‘green and pleasant land’ of rolling hills and picturesque rural perfection, England is often celebrated and romanticised for its countryside and village life.

Not that this is reflected in guidebooks and business papers. For most of the working work, England, and indeed the entire UK, appears to exist solely within the M25. London’s reputation as a thriving, bustling, money-making super-city pulls arriving expats into its urban grip with all the force of a black hole, allowing only the most determined to escape.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To London Boroughs - Part 2

Friday April 22, 2016 (14:36:18)
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Read part one here.

They say that “when you’re tired of London, you’re tired of life.” The massive metropolis is the ultimate destination for cosmopolitan culture, fine fashion and booming business.

But London isn’t one homogenous soup, it’s a fine and varied platter offering visitors a choice in the delicacies they enjoy.   more ...

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A Guide to Golfing In Scotland For New Arrivals

Friday April 15, 2016 (13:46:04)
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Scotland is universally acknowledged as the home of golf - the game that is now played around the world began here in the 15th century. There are written records of the word ‘golf’ as early as March 1457 in an act of Scots Parliament. James II banned both football and golf because his troops spent more time practising these sports rather than archery, which he would have liked them to do.   more ...

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A Taste of Home: Ten Authentic Restaurants For Expats In London

Thursday March 24, 2016 (13:16:49)
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Few things can transport you across time and space as quickly and easily as food can. The taste – and often the mere smell – of a familiar, beloved dish can instantly take you back to a time when you were much younger or to a place in another country, thousands of miles away. A taste of your country’s cuisine is sometimes all you need to take you back there for a few moments and cheer you up.   more ...

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An Expat Guide To London Boroughs – Part 1

Friday March 11, 2016 (14:39:20)
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London is a mighty city. The largest in England, the UK and indeed the EU, the Big Smoke is a massive, multicultural megalopolis. A shopping pilgrimage, a cultural capital, educational epicentre and financial behemoth, the English capital fulfils many roles and dominates the country.

Home to an estimated population of nearly 10 million people, this number swells daily as commuters flock to work in the city.   more ...

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Ten Secret Cocktail Bars In London That You Need To Visit

Wednesday February 24, 2016 (15:35:49)
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Samuel Johnson once said, “when a man is tired of London, he’s tired of life.” Britain’s capital is a thriving metropolis of business and pleasure; anyone who can’t find something to be excited by in The Big Smoke is a sad soul indeed.

The city boasts world famous art galleries and museums, a thriving cultural scene and thousands of years of history. And when you’ve finished the drinking from the fountain of knowledge, London has lively nightlife to offer a sip of something harder.   more ...

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Interview With Andrew Wigford, Managing Director, TIC Recruitment

Thursday February 18, 2016 (14:54:28)
Andrew Wigford
Andrew, you're Managing Director at TIC Recruitment. Tell us a bit about your background and what brought you to this role.

I was a teacher in the UK for several years before moving overseas to work at Mohne School in Germany, which was part of the Service Children’s Education Authority. I was then offered a job at an international school in Colombia. At that time there were not many international schools and none of my friends really knew what I was heading out to do.   more ...

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Interview With Derek Knight, Expat Author

Tuesday February 02, 2016 (14:49:00)
Derek Knight
Derek, you're an author, blogger and columnist for ExpatFocus. Tell us a bit about yourself: What was it that first prompted you to start writing?

Well, I always wanted to write, which probably came from being an avid reader when I was young. I loved the way a story could carry me away from where I was to somewhere entirely different, and I wanted to be able to do that too.   more ...

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Interview With Sarah-Jane Butler, Founder, Parental Choice

Friday January 22, 2016 (15:29:02)
Sarah-Jane Butler
Sarah-Jane, you're the Founder of Parental Choice, which provides specialist childcare services. Tell us a bit about the company, and what drove you to start it.

Parental Choice provides all-encompassing childcare and admin services for parents who wish to spend the little time they have with their children rather than sorting out their childcare. We offer childcare search services finding schools, child-minders, nannies, au-pairs, nurseries, maternity nurses and tutors for parents. This is supported by payroll and employment legal services.   more ...