Wine and Cheese (Definitions): Expat Edition


Expedit-ion (noun): The first trip to the local Ikea to purchase the same units you sold before you moved the last time. As in: Damn it!

Wine and Cheese (Doodles)

I still never found out a good place for threading... I still never found out a good place for threading…

Amazing Race, The (noun): The act of trying to squeeze in everything you want to do before you leave a posting. As in: We’ve been here for three years and still haven’t done this, bought that or been there! See also: Bucket List

Black Sheep (noun): The lone expat who shuns his or her countrymen. As in: Wanda doesn’t hang out with the other Americans…

Bucket List (noun): The list you make upon arriving at a new post containing all the things you want to do while you’re there. As in: While we’re here we need to make sure we do X, Y, and Z.

Calendar Girl (noun): The expert expat who is able to plan a year’s worth of holidays 18 months in advance. As in: Easy Jet is having a sale for summer 2016, let’s book now!


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  1. tomc49 says:

    I think you are a very good writer and I admire your ability.

    I have the impression that as far as you are concerned women always have the moral high ground. Not all men earn big salaries and occupy positions of power. Not all men ignore the opinions of women.

    I grew up in a lower middle class strict Catholic family in the mid west. I have seen plenty of men, my own father, work themselves to death to support a family. My Mother worked very hard also.

    Why do you find it necessary to denigrate men.


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