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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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Same Sex, Different Day  Posted on 05/23/2015
Today, Friday 22nd May in Ireland is a proud day for democracy.  There surely must not be a need to clarify what referendum is being voted on, but just in case, it’s the same-sex marriage referendum.  I’m feeling a...
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Bigger not Better  Posted on 05/20/2015
One might think that a nation like Ireland could have nothing possibly in common with a country like Qatar, after all, Qatar continues each year to be ranked the richest country in the world owing to massive natural oil and gas resources...
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Leaving Cert in Qatar  Posted on 05/14/2015
It’s that time of year again when the school year is beginning to close in and talk of exams are rife and yet another year has passed with no talk of returning to the nest. When we left Ireland for Doha back in 2010, education for...
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Nepal  Posted on 05/05/2015
It has to be said the one certain advantage that emigration offers is the advantage of looking at the world and those in it, from a different perspective.  Of course we all realise that there’s a bit bad world outside of Cork...
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Real Expat Wife  Posted on 05/01/2015
  The term ‘expat wife’ is bandied around a lot, the illusion being that the wife of the expat is nothing other than a trinket that bobs along happily behind the her husband, happy with her new found finery and year round...
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Take me to church  Posted on 04/16/2015
I have been christened, communicated, confirmed, married under the nose of the Catholic Church and four years ago I started the circle once again by christening my own child in the church. A typical thirtysomething catholic, I land in on...
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Sandstorm in Doha  Posted on 04/07/2015
It’s indisputable, the temperatures in Doha are a sun worshippers dream. Living in a world where outdoor swimming pools and air conditioning are the norm it’s easy to fall into believing, (especially when you come from damp ole...
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Marry in Haste, Repent in Doha  Posted on 03/29/2015
  It’s the most natural cycle in the world, you meet each other, fall in love, decide to move in together, agree to emigrate to the Middle East to turn a quick buck while you’re both still young, get all the documentation...
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Back to School  Posted on 03/25/2015
After a long wait, the news finally came, my four year old was accepted to start school. Like all momentous moments in life, I remember exactly where I was when I received the call. I was outside the Supreme Education Council building on...
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Amiri Flight Qatar  Posted on 03/23/2015
It’s only natural that as we’re all here working and occasionally socialising together that the question arises, ‘where are you working?’, ‘who are you working for?’, ‘What company do you work...
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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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