This blog is written by Emma, who left the UK for Copenhagen in 2009 with her ever patient husband and (then) two small children. *
Having enjoyed a couple of years of the Scandi lifestyle (and at times extreme weather conditions), Emma and her family found they enjoyed Expat life so much that they moved on to Munich for a “little while” where they enjoyed mangling yet another language, submersing themselves in traditional Bavarian culture (and of course the bier halls!), and enjoying some of the most magnificent scenery on their doorstep. Five years later work dictated that the family should move back home to England for a while, which they did in early January of this year. Thanks to a bit (understatement of the year) of reverse culture shock, they are currently treating this move as yet another expat assignment as it currently all still feels a bit weird.
Emma and her family have always loved travelling, and love to explore each new country they live in, as well as the surrounding areas. For the first time in seven years, they look forward to being able to explore their own country more extensively as well!
Emma has a huge passion for photography, travel (obviously) art, wine, gardening (although she’s not much good at that) and her family of course! **
*Don’t ask her why she wrote this in the third person, she honestly has no idea!
**Do please contact her should you wish to use a photograph especially. You don’t want to see her when she’s mad, and anyway, she doesn’t usually say no!
*** She is now a mother of three children. Do feel free to ask her how she coped on a foreign labour ward where gas and air is not available at all.
**** I suggest you don’t ask her about her first article in print for the fabulous Simple Things Magazine (Munich – “My City” in case you’re interested!) as she hasn’t stopped going on about it…
(I also frequently wrote for BritMums for several years, compiling the monthly food round up, and providing further articles on travel and Expat topics. I have also had the pleasure of speaking twice at BritMums Live on Food and Travel panels)