Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffit have over twenty years of expat life experience having lived in ten countries (and given birth in six of those). Libya, Jakarta, Hong Kong, the US, Kuala Lumpur...the list goes on. They answer the curly questions on expat life and throw in the ocassional expat interview to get an insight into expat life.
The Redundant Expat
This week on the podcast we discuss travelling between countries with medications and how to navigate when you’ve been prescribed something in one country only to discover it’s banned in the country you’re moving to. Nikki has some big news which leads us to discuss expat redundancy.
The Rest is History (The World Cup series)
The Inside Man (Netflix)
Limitless (Disney +)
The Staircase (Netflix)
Pivot – Episode How to Raise the next Scott Galloway
Fisk (ABC Australia)
Expats at The World Cup
This week’s episode is all about the World Cup both in Qatar and South Africa. I’ve written a piece about living in Qatar and the recent press.
Here’s a few of the links I talked about:
David Beckham Peyton Manning World Cup Commercial
Ghanin Al Muftah – the star of the opening ceremony.
Michael Sheen – Welsh message
Nikki’s three favourite things:
Heartbreak High on Netflix
The Handmaids Tale Season 5
Kirsty’s three favourite things
The Documentary Podcast – The real housewives of Doha
Good luck to you Leo Grande
Phantom of the Open
Episode 200 is here
A quick chat about having the World Cup on your door step. Who has the longest work hours and is it just a part of Expat Life? Should you put up and shut up? What’s it like to work in Qatar during the World Cup?
We answer your questions about our 200th episode: When and how did we meet? What was our favourite holiday as an expat? Where would we like to live next if we could choose our next expat location? What’s our advice for introverted expats? Would we do any of our expat parenting differently if we could do it again?
We’ve also added a couple of our favourite things and a quick chat about The Crown.
How about you? Where was your favourite holiday? Where would you live next if you could choose and what’s your advice for introverted expats. Anything you’d do differently if you could start afresh parenting your expat kids?
Let us know in the comments. xx
Oh and the Mountain Goats song I couldn’t remember the name of is Next Year.
Feeling Frisky? Or are you sick of the pat down? Here’s some airport security tips to help you get to the gate on time. And how to have the boarding school conversation without losing friends.
Are you ‘randomly selected’ for an extra pat down every time you make your way throught the airport? We think we may know the reason why. Listen in to find out why it’s happening to you.
Would you/Could you break up a friendship over conversations about your children going to boarding school? Why does it hurt so much and how to gently discuss.
Kirsty: Fed Up, Liquorice Pizza, Australian Story (back catalogue – Joel Edgerton)
Nikki: Bad Sisters, The Old Man, Danish Dipping
The Great Expat Summer. Lost luggage delayed flights and a very small hotel room with a positive covid test. Are we having fun yet?
Nikki walks us through her covid on holidays experience.
Would you/could you send packages to a transit hotel? What are the rules? Do all hotels let you do it or are some hotels going to charge you for the privilege? We discuss.
Would you/could you set up a contract with your partner on how many times you’ll be heading to your home country (particularly if you’re both from different countries). Nikki referenced this post with over 80 comments and recommendations.
Kirsty: Peaky Blinders, The Twelve, CPAP machines!
Nikki: The Undeclared War, Loot, The Relationship Doctor (Jessie Stephens)
Could you kill the Two Fat Expats group? Also, expat insurance what do you need to cover yourself?
In would you/could you this week we discuss expat insurance. What do you need? Are you paying too much? Or have you forgotten to pay at all?
We also discuss recent activity in the Two Fat Expats Group. Anger management, political commentary and killing the spirit of expats one post at a time. It’s time for us to have a chat. 🙂
Our favourite things:
Kirsty: The Split season 3, Gaslit, Everything I know about love.
Nikki: The Time Travellers Wife, Chat 10 Looks 3 Live Shows in Sydney, Top Gun Maverick (which Kirsty will probably never see).
This is episode 197, what shall we do to celebrate 200? Kirsty and Sarah began this podcast in 2015, where were you in 2015? What’s changed in your life? How many countries how many moves? We’d loved to hear from you. xx
So Friendly and real - informative and funny
Kirsty Rice keeps it real. I love that she treats all her ‘fatties’ like friends. I really don’t think there is the ‘Insta’ Kirsty and the real Kirsty- it’s her, the real her - and I like what I hear.
An Expat Lifeline
A fellow expat friend suggested listening to these podcasts as well as joining the Facebook group, thanks Emma! Being an expat is a unique experience and one that I’m truly grateful for. It has its challenges and it’s comforting to hear Kirsty & Nikki share their insights and experiences. Thank you for taking the time to create the podcasts and for the effort that goes into running the Facebook group.
practical, real and supportive
discussion from these ladies every single episode. always makes me feel not quite so far from home after listening x