How much money will I need?
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
3M ago
What is a good salary in Doha? London? Jakarta? We’ve all seen the questions based on how much money you need to make to survive, today we have a new question. What’s been the biggest cost you didn’t foresee when you moved? What did you forget to factor in? We also talk about the grieving expat. Going through grief when no-one understands the enormity of your loss. How do we cope with losing expat friends when we’ve moved on to a new location? Favourite things: Kirsty: We talk Robbie Williams, Last Stop Larrimah, and Glen Maxwell’s iconic cricket innings. Nikki: Bosch Legacy – Season 2, H ..read more
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The Trailing Spouse is Dead
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
3M ago
The Trailing Spouse is dead – this week on the podcast we talk about why the “Accompanying Spouse” has arrived. I mean the Accompanying Spouse was always a better term wasn’t it? We all walk side by side don’t we? Sidenote – the term Trailing Spouse will no longer be used in the Two Fat Expats Facebook Group with Accompanying Spouse being the preferred term. We’re also talking Posh and Becks and how no matter how much money you have or how many football teams you own you’re still going to lay awake at night thinking of schools, finding a hairdresser, finding new friends and feeling like a fi ..read more
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Should I go home?
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
5M ago
This week on the podcast we answer a question from the Fatterati’s “Should I go home?” We also discuss the complications of re-acquainting yourself with old friends after repatriation. Kirsty’s three favourite things: Exposed (podcast) Deadloch (television) Travis and Taylor and everything EVERYTHING about them Ange Postecoglou and The Tottenham Spurs Nikki’s three favourite things: Sex Education Season Four (television) The Newsreader Season Two (television) Wilderness (television) What are you watching and listening to? Are Travis and Taylor the content you didn’t know you needed? What do yo ..read more
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Repatriation – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Cry
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
6M ago
? Nikki has repatriated and she’s yet to make a new friend BUT it’s not all bad because she’s living in paradise AND she’s discovered her new favourite drink (a gin mule). This week on the podcast we’re talking repatriation, the good, the bad and the ugly cry. Kirsty’s three favourite things: The Girlfriends (Podcast) What’s love got to do with it (film) Matidlas (Disney + Doco) And I know I said three favourite things but I had to mention Wham! (Doco)  Nikki’s favourite three things: Scamanda (Podcast) You (television) The Summer I turned Pretty (television) The post Repatriation – The ..read more
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When do you spill the beans that you’re moving? Long term postings or always on the move which one are you?
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
9M ago
This was Nikki’s very last podcast before she repatriated. The post When do you spill the beans that you’re moving? Long term postings or always on the move which one are you? first appeared on Two Fat Expats ..read more
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Given birth away from home lately? Here’s how things have changed. Also, an expat mental health check.
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
9M ago
It’s been seven hours and sixteen years…yes I know the song doesn’t go like that but it fits with the intro. It’s been a long time since Kirsty and Nikki have hit the maternity ward so we asked the Fatterati what it was like to have a baby away from home. We also did an expat mental health check, Nikki is now down to her last week as an expat before hitting the repatriation trail. Lots to discuss. We also gave you our three favourite things (which we didn’t agree on) Nikki loves The Diplomat Kirsty not a fan. Come and have a listen and tell us what you think. See you next week. The post Given ..read more
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I don’t like it here – what to do when you hate your location.
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
1y ago
Also, the ageist expat are you a victim or a perpetrator? Kirsty’s three things: Shrinking, The Big Swing and while we’re on the subject….golf! Nikki’s favourite three things: White Collar, 1923, Robbie Williams live in Copenhagen And watch out Amsterdam we’re coming for you! The post I don’t like it here – what to do when you hate your location. first appeared on Two Fat Expats ..read more
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Doing it live in Singapore
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
1y ago
Welcome to our first live audience podcast recorded in Singapore – yes yes Kirsty was in Singapore in 2016 but it was a 4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle reading whereas this was the full package! The theme of the evening was friends. Kirsty asked Nikki will she have to change the way she recruits friends upon repatriation. What will be different? Nikki asked Kirsty How will you replenish or change up your friendship group post covid now that you have quite a defined time split between countries? We then talked all things expat friendships before giving our three favourite things. Kirsty: The ..read more
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How do you Repatriate with expat itchy feet
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
1y ago
How will you settle? Expats traditionally have itchy feet so how do you settle when you’re heading home? How will you plan your expat year ahead? Or how will you divide up your time ahead? Now that expats are back travelling between countries what’s the most effective way to plan your year? Kirsty’s three favourite things: She said Steven Spielberg on Smartless  Have you ever taken your kids to a driving range in the holidays? Highly recommend. Our author friend Kylie Ladd Nikki’s three favourite things: Offline – Jon Favreau. Episode – How to Avoid Distraction with Johann Hari  ‘Sto ..read more
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2023 – Episode One
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by kirsty@shamozal.com (Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt), Two Fat Expats
1y ago
How will you cope with no-one giving a flying fig about your expat life when you’re home for the holidays or repatriating? Kirsty and Nikki discuss why expats are hurt by friends and family that appear disinterested in their expat lives. Is it time to accept that you’re really not that special?  How will you deal with newcomers writing you off when they hear that you’re leaving? And how will you keep yourself open to making new friends even though you know you’re at the end of your expat gig?  Kirsty’s favourite things: The Flatshare Mathew Perry’s autobiography Cherry Cherry Yum Yum ..read more
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