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The truth about what Europe thinks of England: revealing how Europeans really feel about us (part two)

Part two of my essay about how Europeans really feel about England is here! If you missed part one, I highly recommend you catch up first. It describes in detail the first of seven 4. Terrible Tourists The hostility England is experiencing from Europe isn’t just down to Brexit and English arrogance, though. The English …

Graphic design with the EU flag vs. England flag
Culture

The truth about what Europe thinks of England: revealing how Europeans really feel about us

Did you notice it too? The whole of Europe was praying for England to lose their EUROS 2020 final game to Italy.  If, like me, you’re not a particularly big fan of the ‘beautiful game’, you are probably delighted that the EUROS 2020 is finally over. Don’t get me wrong, I have been known to …

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10 wonderful podcasts about the expat experience to wrap your ears around right now

My name is Steffi. And I have a podcast addiction. Going for a walk? Podcast. Cooking dinner? Podcast. Having a bath? Podcast. Taking the bins out? PODCAST. I’m even listening to a podcast as I write this post (Today in Focus by the Guardian, one of my favourite current affairs podcasts).  I’ve been in love …

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It’s good to talk – mental health as an expat with Ettie Jayne from The Alignment Alchemist

Let’s talk about mental health as an expat, shall we? At the beginning of the May on the Move challenge, I knew I wanted to incorporate some collaborations. I’d wanted to do some for a while and this presented the perfect opportunity.  You might have already seen my interview with Simone from Life Inspiration File …