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added on 23/01/2014 by: denisehession
Talking about various aspects of expat life abroad, particularly for an expat wife, a funny must-read. Inspired by recession in Ireland and live in Middle East, Doha Abu Dhabi and Jakarta, Indonesia. .
 tags: expat life for wife in Indonesia, expat life for wife in Middle East, expat wife, Irish emigrant abroad, reluctant expat

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Blog Long List – The Blog Awards Ireland 2015.  Posted on 08/29/2015
The Reluctant Emigrant has been long-listed in Best Diaspora Blog!!! Blog Awards Ireland officially announced the longlist on The Blog Awards website on Wednesday 26th August.. The long-list will be further reduced to a short-list,...
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Leaving Cert  Posted on 08/20/2015
This week the results of the leaving cert came out and it transported me back to a moment I’ll always remember, those tentative hours morning standing in the school gym awaiting the little brown envelope that would determine my...
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Blue Murder  Posted on 08/13/2015
For fear that the incessant rain isn’t enough to dampen summer frolics one just has to turn on the news to completely eradicate the illusion that Ireland is not quite the ideal Island for holidaying. Somewhere along the line, the...
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Summer Holidays in Ireland  Posted on 08/10/2015
While everyone in Ireland is back to packing a case to go to Fuerteventura for a fortnight, Irish emigrants living in the Middle East are returning to their native soil for the summer to spend their holidays in Ballycotton, Ballyvaughan or...
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Flying High  Posted on 08/06/2015
It was the balm. Coming home every summer and seeing how others were suffering and suffering, I could console myself that emigration five years ago was indeed the right answer, it soothed all homesickness and sentimentality towards leaving...
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Turkish Delight  Posted on 07/22/2015
It’s a thing among expats and one of the commonly asked questions at this time of year, ‘who are you flying home with?’   There’s a certain airline snobbery that exists midst expats they just love to...
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Ramadan  Posted on 07/02/2015
This week the Muslim world was greeted by the arrival of the first week of Ramadan. Of course Qatar takes Ramadan as seriously as everything else so there is no dilution in the traditions and rituals.   The gist of Ramadan of...
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Pregnant in Doha  Posted on 06/24/2015
Back in the workforce four months after a four year maternity leave and just as the daily grind was beginning get mundane I discovered great news – pregnant again! As pregnancy is really the only long-term cure for work, I was...
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To work or not to work.  Posted on 06/18/2015
There was a time when married women weren’t offered the opportunity to work outside the home or have a career, ‘her indoors’ primary and sole role was to run the house and raise the children. Then over time society...
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QDC in Qatar  Posted on 06/04/2015
There are many misconceptions about Qatar; one regular misconception is that alcohol is not available. Many people think that Qatar is like Saudi, and believe me, we are nothing like Saudi, women can drive in Qatar, western women can wear...
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  • denisehession
    denisehession 05 February 2014 12:16:16

    Very Funny - a must read for all expat wives out there!

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