Have I Told You About This Book I Wrote?

Things have been relatively quiet on the Wine and Cheese (Doodles) front of late. Hopefully for good reason. For the past few months I’ve been culling and cutting and revamping and revising, with the eventual goal of piecing together a Greatest Hits collection. Wonder Twin powers activate, form of a book. Phew. Thank God that’s…

Pardon Me, Can You Point Me to the Toilet?

Twenty something years ago I sat in an Italian restaurant in England with my then boyfriend’s family and asked where the bathroom was. My future in-laws looked at me with the kind of blank confusion I can only assume my face resembles when my children talk to me about FortNite, leaving me–cross-legged and full-bladdered–in a…

Expat Speak

Pristine gym shoes and undented lunch boxes aren’t the only sign of a new school year. At an international school like the one my kids attend, there is also a sea of new faces, a phalanx of new germs, and, if you put in the effort, the opportunity to make new friends. Meet and greets…

Three Things That Keep Expats Parents Awake at Night

Imagine a big Venn Diagram. Really, who doesn’t love a good Venn diagram?? This one is called “Things That Keep You Awake At Night.” On one side you have expats. On the other, non-expats. Most of the things that keep many of us tossing and twisting in our beds while the rest of the world slumbers…