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Kirsty Rice (4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle) and Nikki Moffitt believe that life should be lived large. Make the most of it, fill it up with as much as you can, and if you’re an expat – enjoy rather than endure. It can be really tough being away from family, friends, and familiarity – Two Fat Expats will provide ideas and inspiration to make your expat life fatter.

Two Fat Expats Kirsty Rice and Nikki Moffitt

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

Kirsty Rice (4 kids, 20 suitcases and a beagle) and Nikki Moffitt believe that life should be lived large. Make the most of it, fill it up with as much as you can, and if you’re an expat – enjoy rather than endure. It can be really tough being away from family, friends, and familiarity – Two Fat Expats will provide ideas and inspiration to make your expat life fatter.

    Job contractual negotiations, travel post covid and researching new expat locations.

    Job contractual negotiations, travel post covid and researching new expat locations.

    Kirsty’s beloved Port Adelaide are the Minor Premiers in the Aussie AFL season.







    This week’s 4 Fat Questions







    * Considerations for negotiating a Covid and beyond job position?* How do you research a new expat location?* Could you do two weeks quarantine with an 8 day old baby?* In what way will travel change post covid?







    Things we’re loving this week







    * Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Table Read) – YouTube* The Split – Season 2* Freezing Avocados* Jabraa 75t Elite * The Circus – (TV Hulu / Stan)* The Social Dilemma – (Netflix)

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Can you take them with you (your post school age children to a new expat destination) and how many expat goodbyes can you do?

    Can you take them with you (your post school age children to a new expat destination) and how many expat goodbyes can you do?

    The one where Kirsty’s daughter has exciting news.







    This week’s 4 Fat Questions







    * Why are people surprised my husband has to go back to work in another country after his cancer treatment?* How far ahead do you have to plan for your child who may be over 18 to stay with you or move with you in an expat scenario?* How hard is it still for your favourite people to leave a location?* What languages did your children learn at school and why?







    Things we’re loving this week







    * Katherine Ryan – The Problem with Hamilton (You Tube)* The Authenticity Project – Clare Poole (Book)* In Conversation with Cathy Freeman – (TV ABC iview)* Range – Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World – David Epstein (Book) * A Confidence Masterclass with Ben Crowe* Away – Netflix (TV)* The Duchess – Netflix (TV)* Aussie Posse Catch Up

    • 1 hr
    Can you be your authentic self as an expat?

    Can you be your authentic self as an expat?

    In Australia chemo and radio combo are over for G, that’s pretty awesome news.







    This week’s 4 Fat Questions







    * Does being an expat stop you from being your authentic self?* How do you cope with a tough week as an expat during Covid?* Have you ever been a flight angel / flight buddy and would you?* How does visa renewal look during Covid?







    Things we’re loving this week







    * Flavour – Ottolenghi (Book)* David Tennant – Dame Judi Dench (Podcast)* No Filter Mia Freedman – Miriam Margolyes (Podcast)* ON WITNESS AND RESPAIR: A PERSONAL TRAGEDY FOLLOWED BY PANDEMIC – Vanity Fair (Article)* I Hate Suzie – (TV)* Cheeky Pies – (Pies, actual real pies)* Land of the Giants (Podcast)* Against the Rules (Podcast)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Expats left stranded. Are you scared of being locked out?

    Expats left stranded. Are you scared of being locked out?

    It’s almost Spring in Australia but not quite yet Autumn in Europe, what is that about?







    This week’s 4 Fat Questions







    * Why is it so hard to communicate through a mask in another language?* How and why are Australians ‘trapped outside’ our passport country?* When do you move into ‘move’ mode?* Different schooling options, face to face, or otherwise?







    Things we’re loving this week







    * JoJo Rabbit (movie)* TIP – Two (2) back up hard drives (not one)* Drive by Future Women (podcast)* Teenage Bounty Hunters – TV Netflix* Pivot – Podcast* RNC and DNC (Political conventions)

    • 58 min
    Face to face schooling, an alternate life, looking at your own country and expat surveys.

    Face to face schooling, an alternate life, looking at your own country and expat surveys.

    In Germany, school is back for the new year, but for how long?







    This week’s 4 Fat Questions







    * How confident are we of face to face schooling continuing?* What would you be doing now if you were a man?* How do you look at your country when you’re away and when you’re ‘home’?* Expat surveys, ever more than clickbait?







    Things we’re loving this week







    * WSET course* Live football* The Resilience Project* Gilmore Girls – TV* Michelle Obama – Podcast* Beer Buddy – App

    • 1 hr 2 min
    How to talk to teens about moving, new country 15, covid creativity – up or down and we’re sending all the love!

    How to talk to teens about moving, new country 15, covid creativity – up or down and we’re sending all the love!

    Another short break while we carried on with life things in our current Covid worlds.







    This week’s 4 Fat Questions







    * Top tips on talking to Teens about moving?* The new country 15 vs the Covid 19?* Creativity during Covid up or down?* From us to you – all the love







    Things we’re loving this week







    * Quibi – quick bytes of tv* Little Fish* Delicious Magazine Podcast* Global News Podcast BBC* Yellowstone* Nice White Parents

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Hiljwg ,

A blether with your pals

Funny, relatable, insightful, touching, useful - the perfect accompaniment to & sometimes only constant in your expat life.

cmmoc78 ,

Like coffee with old friends

You will immediately fall in love with these women and their adventures. So informative and entertaining

NePraVik2009 ,

Long lost friends who move with you !!

A superb resource, a very friendly and one with a very good sense of humor. When I first heard them it was love at first “ words”! There is no looking back :)
The episode where Kirsty describes her journey of going back into a paying job again resonates .
There is so much research , passion and love that every episode exudes.
Please continue doing what you do:)
You’ve been the only friends who don't leave with the past 3 moves and the one coming up! Amazing amazing duo of girls!!
Love from Singapore ❣️❣️

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