'Everyone knows that moving home ranks among the most stressful of life experiences; add to that the need to integrate into a completely new culture, and the emotional implications can be off the scale. There are ways to make the culture shock and the resulting period of adjustment more bearable, and thus to overcome the impact.' Wayne Green of Love Removals writes in with 10 top tips to consider.
'We all know how estate agents are masters of euphemism. For "quaint" read "old and shabby". "Secluded" or "peaceful residential area" seems to mean "in the middle of nowhere and miles from public transport and shops". What I hadn't expected was the frequent sheer inability to communicate simple information in a coherent manner.' Kay makes a foray into the confusing world of estate agents' listings.
As an expat, you will be all too familiar with the stresses of moving away and reversing the process can be equally stressful—especially when there’s family involved. But help is at hand, with Removal Services Scotland's excellent The Ultimate Family Moving Guide.