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The Absurd Witterings of a Brit Abroad

My favorite ways to live cheaply and feel rich

By Helen | April 2, 2017

My husband once called bread “a vessel for the filling”, and I’ve always loved that description for money too. Although money is useful to pay bills, buy food, and pay for home lifestyle costs, to me it’s still just a vessel to those things. The money isn’t what makes your belly full, but it’s a…

Moving to America: 5 years on – the things that still sting

By Helen | September 3, 2016

On December 17th 2011 I entered American soil and became an American permanent resident. When I was six years old and I was asked what I wanted to be when I was older, I didn’t say “an American” because moving to America wasn’t on my list of things to consider. But here I was, twenty-something…

34 responses to being British you’ll never stop hearing as an expat

By Helen | August 31, 2016

There are some responses to being British that will never cease. Despite being on this earth for many decades, for some other people, your novelty has just begun. Imagine walking into Walmart and seeing E.T. just wandering around buying cheap bananas – you’d be floored! But to E.T., he’s just being E.T., and there’s nothing…

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