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

By Helen Hachtel | 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…

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

By Helen Hachtel | 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 unusual about…

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Wearing the Union Jack: Should you be?

By Helen Hachtel | August 30, 2016

Flags can be a source of contention, and without getting into too many dodgy politics, people are more ‘scared’ of cultural pride now than ever before. I proudly display my home flag on my license plate, and today I wondered, is wearing the Union Jack something that should be approached with caution? Firstly, lets discuss…

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