FROM ROCKS TO AGRICULTURE – THE INGENUITY OF THE OMANI AFLAJ SYSTEM

I can’t help but wonder what it must have been like in an inland Omani village, before tourists and resident expats arrived on weekend day trips, before all the comforts and amenities of modern society were available. At a time where some seem to think we can simply take whatever we want from the planet, … More FROM ROCKS TO AGRICULTURE – THE INGENUITY OF THE OMANI AFLAJ SYSTEM

OMAN: ENCOURAGE SMALL-SCALE INNOVATORS TO ACHIEVE LARGE-SCALE INNOVATIONS

Perhaps one of the most important tasks facing Oman in the coming years is building a more diverse economy. Oman is part of the GCC club of wealthy oil producing states, but known oil resources and the GDP alike are relatively low compared to other GCC states. Oman’s population is young, with a median age of 25.4, and … More OMAN: ENCOURAGE SMALL-SCALE INNOVATORS TO ACHIEVE LARGE-SCALE INNOVATIONS

Camping Over Planes

Three years ago, our family was getting ready to move. With postings to Syria and Borneo, my husband and I spent several years regularly boarding planes with our three young kids, exploring our host countries and surrounding areas at every opportunity- and loved it. However, regular plane trips from infancy influenced our now primary school-aged children. … More Camping Over Planes

The expat partner resources I wish I had 10 years ago

When I first started my path as an expat partner, we had a slow dial-up internet connection. Annoyingly, websites I needed were often blocked. Actually, looking back, I seem to have had a longstanding relationship with The Ridiculously Slow Internet, everywhere I’ve lived. Now that I have finally welcomed Broadband into my home, I know … More The expat partner resources I wish I had 10 years ago

Are you a writer? Do you aspire to be a writer? Follow me, walk through that open door.

Five years ago, I lived on Borneo, with three kids under 6. I was The Parent of my household. I can’t really say how it happened – I certainly never intended to be The Parent. If you were to ask The Wage-earning Partner in my marriage, I suspect you may hear a distant cough sounding like … More Are you a writer? Do you aspire to be a writer? Follow me, walk through that open door.