All good things must come to an end – this is our last Clew edition. We will end the Clew story with some encouragement along your expat way. Heidi encourages you to be patient when you repatriate and never regret your expat experiences. When you have been living abroad for quite many years and longed for the […]
Exotic Expat Tales...
Heidi and her hilarious tales about expat life around the globe
Clew’s recent colour musings have been leading up to this magnificent colour: Violet. Violet as in creativity, poetry, flowers, mystery, expectation…and Clew. Violet is Clew’s colour, and it is often regarded as the colour of wisdom and creativity. So our 3rd anniversary edition (already!) will revive some of our old words of wisdom and creativity. This is […]
Christmas traditions are important, especially when you live abroad as an expat. You try to make the holiday as normal as you can and simultaneously adapt new traditions. When you move back home your traditions have changed quite a bit – like hanging miniature bottles as ornaments on your tree. However, I really do miss […]
When you move from one country to another without knowing a single soul, you have to make an effort to make new friends. It’s much easier for the working expat and your children as they immediately get colleagues and class mates.
When you’re a world citizen moving from country to country, there’s always a lot of paper work to do. However, some exercises are of the more practical sort, like taking the driver’s license! -Oh no! The first time I lived abroad I realized that I had to take a new driver’s license, more than 20 […]
When you live abroad as an expat, you like to explore the areas around where you’ve ended up. Expeditions may turn out to be on the edge of hilarious and interesting at the same time; like the hotel owner’s dog that chose to sit at the breakfast table next to a British lady in Brazil, […]
Living abroad means that you might spend Christmas far away from family and friends. Even if new countries and new traditions might be very different from what you are used to, it all comes down to sharing with others. The first Christmas we celebrated abroad was in Canada, with an overwhelming amount of colored lights, […]
Christina Roos is a Swedish ceramist, illustrator and assistant professor, with studios in Houston and on an island in Gothenburg’s archipelago. She gets inspiration from her everyday life. The tasks are many, and so are the challenges. The electrical gate opens silently an early morning hour. The low building, covered with corrugated iron, sits lonely […]
When you’re moving to another country for a couple of years or more, you have to find a place to live. Renting is often the only alternative, so you look for a nice house in a good neighborhood and school district, but often forget to do a background check on the landlord. This may turn […]
Being an expat, new continents with different climates might be a part of your daily life. Before moving to places like Newfoundland, Brazil, Texas and Alaska I had an idea of how it would be – but, as it turned out, I couldn’t be more wrong! Our first expat assignment brought us to St. John’s, […]