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Estelle Van De Velde, London

Monday August 15, 2016 (12:17:59)
Estelle Van De Velde (c) Sébastien Santarelli
United Kingdom

Who are you?

My name is Estelle Van de Velde. I am a Belgian writer and book blogger, expat in London. I’ve been public relations manager for a football club before daring to move to another country. Then I did a Creative Writing MA at Brunel University London and worked for three months as a digital marketing assistant. I am now ready to follow my dreams: becoming a full-time writer.    more ...


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United Kingdom

Amanda Dales, London

Tuesday August 09, 2016 (09:50:41)
Amanda Dales
United Kingdom

Who are you?

I'm an American transplant in England. I'm originally from New Mexico, specifically from Albuquerque (of "Breaking Bad" fame). I trained as an actress and freelance any way I can. My most passionate hobby is my blog, Rhyme & Ribbons.    more ...


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Tudor Stanescu, Colchester

Friday November 27, 2015 (03:22:52)
Tudor Stanescu
United Kingdom

Who are you?

Before moving to England the first time, I was a recent university graduate, working as a Data Analyst for a one of the largest grocery retailers in Canada. As a Commerce graduate which specialized in Marketing, as you can imagine I was not very fond of my position as a Data Analyst, a number driven and dry field of work, at least for me. I was very unhappy about my work situation. I was and still am very passionate about photography and dreamt about having the opportunity to travel and take photographs.    more ...


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United Kingdom

Julie Falconer, London

Wednesday November 11, 2015 (15:00:34)
Julie Falconer
United Kingdom

Who are you?

I am a London-based travel blogger and speaker. I'm originally from San Francisco, and moved to London after leaving a career in finance. I started writing my blog, A Lady in London, when I moved to the UK. Originally it was a way to keep in touch with people back home and have a creative outlet to write about my travels, but over time it attracted a following and I started writing for a wider audience.    more ...


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Rami Kremesti, Manchester

Tuesday August 11, 2015 (17:44:30)

United Kingdom

Who are you?

My name is Rami Kremesti, I am a water treatment specialist and power station chemist.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to the UK in February 2015.

What challenges did you face during the move?    more ...


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Meghan Fenn, Brighton

Friday May 09, 2014 (02:18:59)
Meghan Fenn
United Kingdom

Who are you?

Meghan Fenn, American mother of 3, director of White Ochre Design Ltd, expat parent blogger and author. I've lived in England with my British husband for about 15 years now.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad in 1994 to work as an English teacher in Prague, Czech republic. Then I moved to Tokyo for two and a half years, and then to England to be with my British boyfriend who is now my husband.    more ...


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Jaime, North London

Thursday April 24, 2014 (02:51:54)
Jaime
United Kingdom

Who are you?

Hi! I’m Jaime. I’m originally from the Puget Sound area in Washington State and I’ve lived in the UK for over seven years now. I work in book publishing and currently reside in North London with my husband, who’s British.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I first came to England when I studied abroad at the University of Oxford as a junior at Mount Holyoke College.

After graduating from Mount Holyoke, I returned to the UK to study for a Master’s Degree in Renaissance Literature from the University of York.    more ...


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Brittney Strange, Somerset

Sunday April 20, 2014 (14:57:04)
Brittney Strange
United Kingdom

Who are you?

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 ...


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Daniel Thompson, Exeter

Thursday November 28, 2013 (02:41:38)
Daniel Thompson
United Kingdom

Who are you?

I'm a 49-year-old former RN (Registered Nurse) from the United States. I'm now a writer and sculptor, living and working in Exeter, UK.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I had been working as a nurse in California for four years before moving to the UK in 2010 to marry my wife. We had been engaged for the previous 7 years, living together for most of that time as I finished my nursing degree and she her PhD.    more ...


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Teodora Totorean, Tiverton, Devon

Sunday November 24, 2013 (23:52:50)
Teodora Totorean
United Kingdom

Who are you?

My name is Teodora Totorean and I am a Romanian woman living and working in the UK. I am self-employed, working from home as a freelance writer while trying to establish myself as an artist. I am also a Cultural Champion, occasionally going to schools in Devon, talking about Romanian culture through interactive presentations and other activities.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I came to the UK in 2005 in Woking, Surrey. Initially I came here as an au-pair to learn English and get a language certificate needed to continue my studies upon my return to Romania. I decided to stay after I met my future husband and got married in 2007.    more ...