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British Expat Newsletter: June 2015

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In this issue

This month

We’ve started a new interview series! Take Five asks five simple questions: Who? What? Where? Why? and finally Whatever… The first person who’s kindly agreed to take part is an ex-expat: Jack Scott, author of Perking the Pansies, the story of how he and his husband Liam moved to Turkey. You can read more about Jack and his latest book Turkey Street, the sequel to Perking the Pansies, in our interview.

As we saw in last month’s newsletter, Internet shopping is great except when it all goes horribly wrong. Especially when it’s something time-critical like a hire car, and you don’t find out something’s gone wrong until you’re just about to drive off. Dave relates our latest tale of woe in Hire Car Horror!

While I’m on the subject of last month’s newsletter, I have an outstanding debt to pay. Leading cartoonist Rich Skipworth kindly gave me permission to use one of his cartoons to illustrate my article about Internet shopping. I promised to mention his website in the next newsletter. Unfortunately that promise never made it to the ears of the minion who compiled last month’s newsletter. I’m happy to say that I’ve now sliced off the minion’s ears and have inserted the link to Rich’s site below, as promised. Do take the time to go and have a look—it’s well worth it!
Rich Skipworth’s website

Our latest Pic of the Week comes from Vienna. Vienna’s home to lots of Baroque art, and the Providence fountain in the Neuer Markt is a striking example of how allegory forms the basis of Baroque works.

The theme of our latest Quick Quiz, on the other hand, is nothing like as lofty. Britain’s full of rude place names. How many of them could you place correctly on the map? Have a go and find out!

Meanwhile on the BE forum, we’ve had some fun after discovering some DIY disasters. When you see these, will you fall off your chair laughing or just shake your head in disbelief? Have a look and join in the fun here!

The forum also provides information on a wide range of expat issues, as well as the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people all around the world.

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British Expat Amazon Shopping

Amazon don’t just do books, you know. We’ve teamed up with them to bring you the ultimate in online shopping—from a micro SD card to a garden shed! A great way to do your shopping online, especially if the shops aren’t up to much in your part of the world.
BE Amazon Shop: UK & EU | BE Amazon Shop: non-EU

So there’s a round-up of all that’s been going on. Come on over and see for yourself! Don’t forget…
Visit the BE website and join in with our lively community!

Till next time…

Happy surfing!

Kay
Editor
British Expat—the definitive home for British expats

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