I am an Australian who has lived overseas since 2003 when I moved with my husband and 10-month-old baby to Hong Kong. Six years and an extra child later we swapped the Far East for the Dark Continent and spent three years residing in Durban, South Africa. In June 2012 we became residents of Georgia (that’s the southern US state) where we stayed for four happy years while I developed a tragic tennis habit. In August 2016 we moved to Hamburg, Germany, on a continent that doesn’t start with A and so has ruined my world’s longest blog title, even though I was stretching it using North (A)merica.
This move, will probably require me to add to my not extensive language skill set of taxi Cantonese, Zulu greetings, 1993 German (this bit particularly) and a smattering of Afrikaans, along with translation skills for British and Americans experiencing communication difficulties in conversational English.
On a ‘9-5 career break’ I took up golf, mountain climbing (ooh look another blog, climbed one mountain, ran one marathon, stopped writing), surfing, coffee mornings, wine tastings, photography, excessive amounts of social media and full time parenting, making my former life as an employee at an Investment Bank in Hong Kong seem very long ago and ridiculously easy.
Now although not blogging as often as well, anyone else, I can be found on all the social medias and particularly on the Two Fat Expats podcast. Listen, subscribe, tell us what you think. We always love to hear it!
Loves – fabulous holidays, social media, champagne & chocolate a little bit too much. Mentioning I once climbed a mountain and ran a marathon.
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I also have views and opinions on a wide range of subjects – so even if its not about Hong Kong, Durban, Atlanta or Hamburg I might be able to help you, you never know until you ask.