Where are we now?

Even if Clew is no longer going strong, its contributors are! Check out what the ex-Clews are doing and feel free to follow us! If you’re into interior & styling, DIYs or you’d like to shop for vintage treasures, visit our ex-decorista, the talented Ann-Kristin, on mintbyme.com If you’re into photography, visit our wonderful ex-photographer Lisbeth on lisbethganerphotography.com […]

The expat wife’s return

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 […]

The double perception of expat life

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. Silvia encourages you to view time in different ways, to connect and to watch out for unexpected encounters. Living as an expat, you start perceiving the world both as […]

Learning about yourself through language

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. Sorana encourages you to learn about yourself through learning and speaking different languages: If you are an expat, chances are you might also be bilingual or trilingual or […]

The Expat Wife App Selection

(Desperate) expat wives spend their time shopping, having lunch with girlfriends, playing tennis, driving kids around and organising the home. Oh, and they drink wine. And the occasional cocktail. As expat wives also can get lonely, it is important to get out of the house to do all these things instead of doing them at home; electronic device […]

Going home – a double-edged sword

It’s January and the holidays are looking at our taillights. While it’s not a given, often those of us living abroad end up going back to our homeland this time of year. Even if not during the holidays, we all try to get back to our families at least once every year or two; maybe […]

Violet edition: I am an expat wife, but does it define me?

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 […]

Violet edition: Living the good life in Alaska

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 […]

Where you going for the holidays?

“Where you going for the holidays?” is a pretty standard question this time of year. Staying put, going back to where roots are, or going someplace new. It’s one of the three for those no longer living in their homeland. I’m going back to the Chicagoland area, back to where I’m from. It’s the place […]

Ho ho – Merry Christmas from Norway!

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 […]