Do you allow fear to live in your mind?

Today, I took my kids to Happyland, an indoor play center here in Muscat. Surprisingly, they love it. Unsurprisingly, I don’t. Watching my two daughters zooming around on a carousel full of blinking lights that is supposed to be the galaxy, I feel it. The fear, creeping up on me. Has the machine been maintained … More Do you allow fear to live in your mind?

‘Online tribing’ – connecting through blogging

As some of you already know, I recently attended the Families in Global Transitions (FIGT) conference in The Hague. In September last year, I didn’t know that there was an organization called FIGT, never mind that they hosted an annual conference discussing topics relevant to families in transition. I had all these questions and ideas, but … More ‘Online tribing’ – connecting through blogging

Reflections from a conference; can expats use their skills to influence the world?

I am not a third culture kid. I grew up in the house my parents bought before I was born, where they still live today. My dad prefers to travel to places where he has been before – I’m sure you can all imagine how that influenced my childhood holiday pattern. Still, I knew early … More Reflections from a conference; can expats use their skills to influence the world?

‘Go out there and give it a try. It might be the best decision you ever made’ – The Duncan Adventures

Heather Duncan is founder of the popular blog The Duncan Adventures. Her blog has gone from being a way to process her experiences and share them with others, to a site that is widely read in the Sultanate. Her writing can also be found in Oman’s weekly Y magazine. Heather lives in Muscat with her husband, … More ‘Go out there and give it a try. It might be the best decision you ever made’ – The Duncan Adventures

Trails in Oman

I have spent a lot of time talking to expat partners, about the decisions they have made and the paths they walk. We have discussed challenges – dependence and independence, the importance of making informed decisions, negotiating an identity on the move and dealing with local labor laws, visa regulations and the cursed ‘not allowed … More Trails in Oman