Imagine it, play it & let people love it

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. Beata encourages you to be weird and weak around your friends – inspired by Friends – and don’t forget the importance of humour. I guess everybody has […]

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.

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 perfect girly weekend: Lisbon

Rute Vendeirinho is back, taking you to her favourite girly destinations for a weekend, including insider tips and where to go for a girly weekend photo session! This is – Lisbon! Are you desperate for that perfect weekend away with your girlfriends? If so, prepare yourself, forget about the household, the mummy duties… and embrace some girly […]

The Expets II

  When expats have pets, they are of course – the Expets! They come from different countries, in all shapes and sizes and with very different personalities – just like us basically. And like us, they like to get together. Clew photographer and dog photographer Lisbeth Ganer catches personalities: Meet the Expets They’re a happy […]

The Expets!

When expats have pets, they are of course – the Expets! They come from different countries, in all shapes and sizes and with very different personalities – just like us basically. And like us, they like to get together. Clew photographer and dog photographer Lisbeth Ganer catches personalities: Meet the Expets Wilma is old and […]

The perfect girly weekend: Madrid

Mini-series: Rute Vendeirinho takes you to her favourite girly destinations for a weekend, including insider tips and where to go for a girly weekend photo session! Next stop Madrid Are you desperate for that perfect weekend away with your girlfriends? If so, prepare yourself, forget about the household, the mummy duties… and embrace some girly pampering for […]

The perfect girly weekend: Paris

Mini-series: Rute Vendeirinho takes you to her favourite girly destinations for a weekend, including insider tips and where to go for a girly weekend photo session! Next stop Paris. Are you desperate for that perfect weekend away with your girlfriends? If so, prepare yourself, forget about the household, the mummy duties… and embrace some girly pampering […]

The perfect girly weekend: London

Mini-series: Rute Vendeirinho takes you to her favourite girly destinations for a weekend, including insider tips and where to go for a girly weekend photo session! First stop London. Are you desperate for that perfect weekend away with your girlfriends? If so, prepare yourself, forget about the household, the mummy duties… and embrace some girly […]

Expat friendship – or instant family

Recently, a few tricky situations forced me to actually ask for help from  someone I had only met about one year ago. And I was immediately offered a helping hand, right then and there, at the moment I needed it the most. After that, I started to ask myself questions about the meaning of the new bonds expatriates create. […]