Blog Archive

25.11.2013
‘Area Orientation Tours’ are accompanied, customised visits that offer a detailed overview of life in a new destination. They are a valuable tool and have multiple applications within relocation programmes. For example, they can help to sell a new location to a prospective candidate, identify key considerations at an early stage to reduce the...
18.11.2013
I moved to France on a beautiful sunny day in early June.  My forever home was a two hundred year old, stone built Norman farmhouse, with numerous ancient outbuildings, and a huge barn. The house, the barn and a wonderfully tumbledown old stone building were set around a south facing, sun trap of a courtyard. Even in February, when viewing the...
13.11.2013
Some thoughts on language from a British ex-pat living in the US: If British, on moving to the US you may be astonished to discover that people genuinely cannot understand what you are saying and will listen intently to you, often with their heads tilted to one side. Speak slowly. No, slower than that. In time you will learn to soften your Ts and...
04.11.2013
In 1996 I took a role in California in a company providing HR services across the US accompanied by my wife Judith and Jen (9 years old) and Rob (6 years old).  Promises of endless sunshine and Disneyland being around the corner overcame most concerns as we set off for our great adventure. Rob had started school two years before in a village...