After all the boxes have been unpacked

It’s Printemps des Poètes in Luxembourg this weekend – Spring of Poets. CLEW is proud to have a poet of our own, and equally proud to present his poetry, that you… as expats, on the move… might recognise yourselves in.  After all the boxes have been unpacked and most of the “WhoWhatWhen Where do I, How can […]

The business of relationships

Which came first – the chicken or the egg? That’s an ages old philosophical question. The same can be asked about personal relationships and business relationships. The way people arrange who they spend time with parallels how companies structure their manner of doing business. This is not to suggest that people enter relationships strictly as […]

Cart-i-Quette

Grocery shopping. Like so many other life chores, it’s something that’s got to be done. It generally requires the use of a shopping cart, that cumbersome web of wire on wheels. And as with any other mode of rolling transportation, the shopping cart is sometimes mishandled. That’s where Cart-i-Quette comes in. We shoppers occasionally become so […]

Back to school: Routines & responsibilites

A new school year has arrived – plenty of anticipation and anxiety as families run around to get ready. It’s essential to get off to a good start, and a sure-fire way to do that is by establishing routines. The kids will quickly fall into the routines at school. They should do the same at […]

Third Culture Kids

Third Culture Kids (TCKs). Does this term sound familiar? Sociologist Ruth Hill Useems came up with it in the 1950s as a way to describe children who grow up in a country (or countries) different from where their parents were raised. Military kids, international business people’s kids, and diplomats’ kids are the primary livers of […]

Sex on the to-do list

Life is busy. That’s for sure. Kids, work, errands, taking care of the home. Too often, the relationship with our partner becomes an afterthought amid the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. We let ourselves fall into patterns — uninspiring routines — and interaction becomes limited, especially when it comes to sex. While a […]

You like potato and I like potahto

Accents. Everyone’s got one. Some of us have more than one depending on the language we are speaking or who we are speaking to. Here in Luxembourg, accents are an everyday occurrence. They are a signal to others expressing where we come from. Even if physical features make it difficult to ascertain one’s roots, once […]