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No, this is not a post about letting it go or sisterly love.


It’s about my current EFM (eligible-family member, that’s what I am as JR’s spouse overseas) employment situation. 1,194 more words

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Views from the camp

Truck loads of refugees are arriving at this camp everyday. The Red Cross team are doing an amazing job of getting people through the registration process but facilities are straining. 11 more words

Working Overseas

Caffeine queen

There are times when a cheap packet of instant coffee granules stirred into tepid water can make a girl happy. Tonight I am profoundly happy to have just that and from a lady who loves her coffee that’s saying something. 314 more words

Other Stuff

Teaching English in Russia 3: A first brush with ‘new’ Russians

The lift dings, and from it emerges a stocky girl of about 10, and a weather beaten-looking man in a leather jacket.  Taking the man to be the girl’s father, I shake his hand and, as I am in a hurry, mentally file his slightly bemused expression for later.  882 more words


Teaching English in Russia 1: The Agony and the Ecstasy!

I have been teaching in Ekaterinburg since September 2009 at Language Link on Chernyshevskovo Street.  I decided to come to Russia because I studied the Russian language at university some years ago, but didn’t spend that much time here. 513 more words


Working Overseas for a Tour Operator

Life Working Overseas

When you think of working overseas images of sunny places, drinking cocktails, white sandy beaches or vibrant cities will spring to mind. Working overseas gives you all that and more. 933 more words

No really, what do you do?

JR has been with USAID for over 4 years now (and recently received a promotion!), yet I’m pretty sure our friends and families still don’t know what he does. 875 more words

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