Dear Santa, this is my wonderful Christmas story

Dear Santa, I haven’t written to you in a long time – but I lost your postal address while moving. I know it sounds incredible – how is it possible to lose Santa’s address? Well.. you travel a lot, you should know how crazy it is to prepare the baggage and leave… Anyway, it’s lucky that you read Clew Magazine from […]

Changing your home without forgetting your head. Prologue of a (crazy) move

Clew’s Silvia has moved from Luxembourg to Sweden: Moving could represent a need, a choice, a great and exciting idea, fresh air in your life – but it could also reveal an unexpected side and a real training for your body and mind. Here’s my personal –  and a bit crazy- experience.  It is never too early to […]

Getting social

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.

Moving – a second chance

Moving is the perfect time to re-evaluate your life. Some say there are no second chances in life, but who ever said that has never moved to another continent. Starting over in a new country is actually a second chance. If you want to. I admit – the hardest part about moving can be having […]

(No longer) The Good Wife

The Desperate Expat Wife has succumbed. Once an addict always an addict. She has been so good, trying hard for years – granted with the occasional relapse. She has tried for the sake of her family, for the sake of her own health, to prove to herself that she could – but hélas, in the end she […]

Once upon a time in Luxembourg: Retrospection of a journey

Luxembourg. No matter how you look at it, briefly or carefully, it will always appear as a tiny, little spot on a map (yes, also with the zoom!). However, if you look at it the opposite way, from Luxembourg to the “outside world”, you might just realize how much Luxembourg – that tiny spot – is […]

When friend-ships – or “the roast beef theory”

I have this friend, a long time expat, who has the funniest theory, which we decided over a conversation to call  The roast beef theory. What´s it about? His grandmother had this recipe for roast beef  that she used to make throughout his childhood, almost every Sunday, and to this day he calls it the best in the […]

The Expat Staylist

Internations has, through its Expat Insider Survey, picked the top hits for expats 2015, and these are the countries you could consider adding to your staylist if you’re looking to relocate. Top 3 on the Expat Staylist are: #1 – Ecuador  That’s right, Ecuador! Ecuador was #1 in 2014 too, and seems to be a country where […]

Retail’s lure – the expat’s hook

The exterior arrangement of a store should be considered as an alluring exhortation. The resolution of falling into temptation is easily solved by entering the shop – nothing fits better than the assertion “the only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it”. And this is exactly the implicit mission of a store: Shine […]

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 […]