Moving to Seattle, USA – a family story

A personal piece on moving abroad for a UK Travel magazine

‘Leaving Home’
Small World Travel Magazine

“Be prepared for mood swings, from lots of questions and anxiety about their new home to a seemingly lack of interest. Young children, in particular, live in the now. Until the shipping container actually arrives, in their world nothing has really changed.”

“Within weeks of arriving we were invited to the annual company picnic – described as ‘an ethnic potluck’. This doesn’t mean sitting randomly next to someone from another culture, rather coming up with a traditional dish from your own country to contribute. I managed…a half-decent plate of scones, without the aid of Sainsbury’s.”

My piece on moving abroad as a family – a personal story and tips for other families




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