5 reasons to network cross-silo

Networking outside of your standard professional networkbox makes you more creative. This is the conclusion of an international team of researchers, who has found that the ideas, insight and information you can get from contacts of contacts or other networks, boosts creativity and can be very valuable raw material to build on as well as […]

Switching schools

My son has gone to 9 different schools in 5 countries in 10 years. Not only have the physical locations been many, the teaching languages have switched quite a few times too; Danish, German, English, Swedish, German / French, back to English and right now German again. I know – we are horrible parents! I […]

On being judgemental (or…In my opinion)

There are two sides to every story. “In my opinion” is self-explanatory, at least for the fans of The Good Wife series; I am certain they know exactly why. It is, therefore, needless to say that all that follows is entirely my opinion. Do you ever notice people around you whose main purpose in life […]

Home in an unexpected place

If you had asked me 18 months ago where I would like to live, Berlin would not have been on my list. We knew it was long overdue to leave Luxembourg, and different possible destinations kept coming up. Berlin was one of them and to be honest I said no to this. I am open to […]

Moving is just going from one place to the next

So you’re moving. No need to overstress. It’s a move; not life or death. You’re only going from one place to the next. Perhaps you’ve been relocated or your spouse has found a new job. Maybe you’ve already moved and now want to move back to where you came from. Then again, maybe you’ve never […]

Post-summer bummer

The Desperate Expat Wife considers the generous holidays in Luxembourg to be a major advantage. She especially enjoys it in September when she, comfortably installed on her beach towel, waves a royal goodbye to the majority of fellow holidaymakers who grudgingly pick up their towels and plod back to work and school, making her the […]

Leaving the linguistic smorgasbord

It dawned on me soon after arriving in Estonia this month. We’re not in Luxembourg anymore. No siree, Sigefroid. Unlike the Grand Duchy, there’s no linguistic smorgasbord or palette of patois to choose from. Therefore, kiss good-bye any signs like this:

Smart-phone-less (a wordplay)

Ok, I think I just became the last person amongst my friends and acquaintances who does not own a smartphone. For the moment I own an old, old Nokia classics, made ages ago, which does not look too different from my first purchase about 16-17 years ago – a shiny Motorola the size of half […]

The importance of away time for women

Clew’s Miranda shows you Lëtzebuerg is creative in her monthly column LëtzCreate, but she’s also a creative coach, with her own inspiring blog Create & Connect. Clew borrows from her blog:  It is quite normal to go on off-sites for work: companies offer away days for staff team building and to clarify goals. It got […]

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

The Desperate Expat Wife is quite an experienced Luxy expat by now, but she still asks herself –frequently – the question that is almost as famous as «to be or not to be»: Should I stay or should I go? Now, The Clash, who brought this question much fame,  partly explains why it is valid […]