This is the fifth edition of my Expat Blog Carnival. This is a collection of all the best Expat blog content on the web. This edition has a theme of “royalty”
Inspiration for Creating your Mind Map Mind Maps are as individual as the person who creates them. But all of them have the following in common: Tips for creating a Mind Map: Put your main idea in the center of the paper Use single strong words or short & meaningful phrases Use colors, shapes or …View full post
The theme for Round #38 of Photo Roulette is SUNSHINE. Nomadbiba is hosting this week’s Travel Photo Roulette! The Travel Photo Roulette was started in November 2010 by Jeremy from LivingTheDream as a way for travel bloggers to showcase their best photography. For each round a new theme is chosen, and independent travel bloggers are asked to submit their photos. …View full post
Inspired by Jamie Oliver, but tweaked by Roving Jay Forget the Branston! This chutney is the perfect accompaniment to any dish, and also works really well to add a fiery touch to sauces. I added it to the salmon and spinach mixture in my savory pancakes last night, and put a dollop on my breakfast …View full post
With more than a handful of housesitting assignments under their belt, there’s a few house sitter questions that nearly always get asked of this house sitting couple. In this guest post provided by James from The House Sitting Couple, he gives a run down of what those five frequently asked questions are.View full post
In the Northern hemisphere, tonight is the longest night of the year – the Winter Solstice. In ancient Europe, this time of year was associated with the Norse Goddess Frigga. According to the myth, she sat weaving the future on her spinning wheel during the celebration of Yule. Yule is taken from the Norse word Jul – meaning …View full post
Lunch in Yalikavak After putting the first property on the short list, we jumped back in the car and drove the 7km to Yalikavak. Time for lunch. Evren took us to sidewalk cafe, where Red and I enjoyed a tasty lunch and good conversation. Evren declined any food, as he was fasting for Ramadan. He’s …View full post
For week 4 – Last week I was “won” in a notebook raffle, and this week I nearly went home with a booby prize. Each week upon arrival, Mentors have to sign the visitor book. This week, I wasn’t paying attention, and signed my name in the “parent picking up child” section – I made …View full post
Sunny Blue Rice Balls You usually have to travel to a foreign country to encounter a new dish that captures your taste buds and imagination, but yesterday I stumbled upon a narrow little hole in the wall called Sunny Blue along Venice’s Main Street. “First Omusubi Store in Southern California”, caught my attention, and at first …
If you’re making a house sitting arrangement through a Listing Site, one of agreements you’ll need to reach is, who pays for utilities. This post contains guidelines about who pays for what during your house sitting assignment.
This post is part of my House Sitting 101 series, and includes a summary for the 5 main ways to find your ideal House Sitting assignment. If you’re a new House Sitter, this list will provide an introduction on where to start your search.
With more than a handful of housesitting assignments under their belt, there’s a few house sitter questions that nearly always get asked of this house sitting couple. In this guest post provided by James from The House Sitting Couple, he gives a run down of what those five frequently asked questions are.
For those of you who haven’t heard of these events before, they’re like the WordPress equivalent of Alcoholics Anonymous. In short, it’s a WordPress meet up for WordPress addicts, to talk about WordPress, breath about WordPress and drool over WordPress … oh, and to share information and insights about this open source platform with other addicts.
Excerpt from my Author Interview at Blog Expat: I survived the Moonies, and vowed to myself I’d return to the States one day. Back home, I met and fell in love with London, and enjoyed a long, fruitful and gloriously eventful relationship with that fabulous city.
How much UK State Pension are you eligible for? Find out how to get your pension statement from the government to get an estimation of what your National Insurance Contributions will cover you for. Did you know you can contribute make-up contributions to cover missing years?
Who were the members of Slade? My article about a trip down memory lane with Slade received lots of Twitter momentum so I obviously touched reminiscent nerve. I went in search of another slice of Slade and found these beermat designs (which were done for a Sladefest) created by David Parkins and Carl Flint. I think the …
Slade were a ’70s Glam Rock band which personified the era. If you’re a baby boomer you probably saw them for the first time on the UK’s Top of the Pops, and I just had a trip down memory lane whilst watching Slade’s 1999 documentary.
Wherever I lay my hat I’m from everywhere and nowhere, I don’t call anywhere home. The same year I was born, Marvin Gaye wrote and recorded the song “wherever I lay my hat (that’s my home)” – maybe if hats suited me, I’d feel at home somewhere! Before I became a British expat, I lived in …