The major life milestones you face in your 20s and 30s: financial literacy and lessons learned from my expat adventures over the past decade.
I’ve been remote working from Europe for the past few years and travelling around, blogging and posting photos to Instagram as I went. Mostly for my friends, family and to fulfill my need to write and be creative. But while I was pregnant, I had one of those idea-in-the-shower moments and a concept for my book.
We are sitting at the airport in the lounge waiting to board our flight. We’ve made multiple weigh-ins and the check in area bins are now stuffed with toiletries, runners, magazines and other odds and ends that were weighing us down. Literally. We couldn’t get through until I moved my belongings around and I’m nowContinue reading “The adventure begins”
Last week I celebrated my last Melbourne Cup Race in Australia for a while. Mind you, the fact I’ve never been to Victoria or Flemington Racecourse during Melbourne Cup Carnival never stops me from getting into the spirit! We had morning tea and lunch at work, where we entered the ‘sweeps’ and I even madeContinue reading “A day at the Races”
Last week we packed up our suitcases and moved the few kilometres to Brisbane’s Central Business District (CBD), into our temporary apartment that will be home for the next seven weeks. I was sad to say goodbye to the neighbourhood we had lived in for the past few years, with its jacaranda lined streets andContinue reading “Movements”
Yesterday I did something I’ve been meaning to do for a while, especially since moving to Australia. I learned how to make coffee. Not just instant, filtered or drip coffee you can get in a diner or fast food joint. I learned how to make proper espresso. I took a course at Merlo Coffee inContinue reading “Coffee culture”
We have started telling friends we’re leaving Australia at the end of this year. The furniture is for sale and we are getting ready to move into a temporary apartment until we fly out in mid-December. I will miss our street but I won’t miss all of the big questions: “Do you have yourContinue reading “The big questions”
I thought I was pretty experienced when it comes to air travel, but boy was I proven wrong on my last trip to Melbourne. Despite my multipurpose layers, minimal shoes, tiny toiletries and under 7 kilos of checked luggage, I managed to get pulled up by security for trying to sneak scissors on board.Continue reading “Seasoned traveller?”
We are going to a an Irish-Australian wedding this weekend. We have known the couple for the past two years and really hit it off as the men could reminisce of their homeland, while we women discussed international relationships. Didn’t I tell you I am in an Irish-Canadian marriage? Next weekend also marks our six-monthContinue reading “International romance”