Post-summer bummer

The Desperate Expat Wife considers the generous holidays in Luxembourg to be a major advantage. She especially enjoys it in September when she, comfortably installed on her beach towel, waves a royal goodbye to the majority of fellow holidaymakers who grudgingly pick up their towels and plod back to work and school, making her the […]

Leaving Luxembourg: Lisa’s favourites

Like every expat who has moved countries a few times, also I get asked – so which is your favorite country so far? And my answer is always a smile and the well rehearsed: Well, every place has its ups and downs… And every country we’ve lived in has a special place in my heart. […]

Kitchen Table Conversation

ASBL’s in Luxembourg are invited to suggest topics for a free demonstration of a Kitchen Table Conversation centered on their concern: Kitchen Table Conversations are an innovative process designed to gather information and test concepts. With over 1,000 Conversations successfully conducted for a variety of organisations in 47 cities in 9 different countries, the hallmarks […]

Leaving the linguistic smorgasbord

It dawned on me soon after arriving in Estonia this month. We’re not in Luxembourg anymore. No siree, Sigefroid. Unlike the Grand Duchy, there’s no linguistic smorgasbord or palette of patois to choose from. Therefore, kiss good-bye any signs like this:

Lëtz Create – Diamany Ngandu Nabhan

Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The August talk is with treehouse builder and handbag designer Diamany Ngandu Nabhan. 1. What is CREATIVITY? Creativity is the essence of life and humanity. It’s what makes us unique and connects us to each other. It is […]

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

The Desperate Expat Wife is quite an experienced Luxy expat by now, but she still asks herself –frequently – the question that is almost as famous as «to be or not to be»: Should I stay or should I go? Now, The Clash, who brought this question much fame,  partly explains why it is valid […]

Expats or lonepats?

“I think you travel to search and you come back home to find yourself there.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie-Nigerian author There are people “naturally born” to live abroad, and then there are some who cannot even begin to imagine a life somewhere other than in their home country. Of course, a simplistic categorisation such as this one […]

Lëtz Create – Nerea Lascurain

Miranda van den Heuvel talks to creative people in Luxembourg and says “look, Luxembourg is creative! Here’s how and where!” The July talk is with flower headpiece designer Nerea Lascurain. 1. What is CREATIVITY? To me, creativity is a way to express yourself and to find out how to bring your vision into reality. Everyone has the need to […]

The 4 Building Blocks of Networking

While driving through Luxembourg, I always marvel at how the once sleepy, agricultural country has transformed its sprawling pastures into glamorous buildings of steel and glass. For 20 plus years, the Grand Duchy has had the highest GDP per capita in the world and new construction sites seem to pop up weekly. Foundations quickly get […]

Gateway to Luxembourg – sculptures

The first “Walfer International Sculpture Symposium” is taking place right now and until July 11. Six internationally renowned sculpture artists are creating a work of art based on the theme “Walferdange – gateway to Luxembourg”. Every day until July 11 you can come to “Am Becheler” in Bereldange and follow the evolution of the works of art of […]