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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

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.

    Corona and the Fatterati

    Corona and the Fatterati

    It’s the biggest thing in world news this week and expats globally may be watching it a bit more closely than the average person or traveller.







    This episode starts with Erica in Beijing sending her family and friends an audio letter home, in it she shares how she and her family are feeling and dealing with the Corona based restrictions.







    Then Kirsty speaks with Susan, a member of the Fatterati based in Ningbo, twice, over two days, based on updated information and changing situations that she and her family are dealing with.







    Next week we will check in with Susan again and then have another interview with a pediatrician based in China on how they are living and dealing with the Corona situation.







    There was also some favourite things







    * Little Women







    * Brittany Runs a Marathon







    * Australian Survivor All Stars







    and villas in Crete for summer!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Going the distance – tips on how to make your long distance relationship last

    Going the distance – tips on how to make your long distance relationship last

    This week’s topic is a revisit of one covered in the first season. It’s one that gets a bit of air time in our fabulous facebook group and also something that Kirsty and Nikki live themselves on a regular basis. So it seemed worth having a chat and sharing our own best tips as well as those from the group.







    We also talk about Brad Pitt, Michael Hutchence and why you should never come home with a can of pate.







    All the favourite things







    To Listen







    Chasing Cosby







    The Little Green Pod







    To watch







    Killer Inside: The mind of Aaron Hernandez







    Mystify: Michael Hutchence







    Once Upon a Time In Hollywood







    Wisting

    • 54 min
    We’re on holiday, together! Should you buy a house in your home country?

    We’re on holiday, together! Should you buy a house in your home country?

    This is our first ever podcast recorded together and it should possibly come with an apology. We had a great chat, and it’s possible there was a bit of rambling BECAUSE WE WERE TOGETHER!







    In this episode we cover owning a house in your home country. Transitioning your children from expat to repat without you. Kirsty’s daughter Lizzie gave us a piece of gold on what moving is all about. What we loved in 2019 and what we’re looking forward to in 2020. And Vasilopita!







    Years and Years







    The Handmaids Tale Season Three







    Fleabag Season Two







    Catastrophe Season Three







    Author – Mitch Albom







    Once_Upon_a_Time_in_Hollywood







    Vasilopita







    Looking forward to Killing Eve Season Three, Fleabag Season Three, Sex Education Season Two. Nikki can’t wait to see how the paytv wars pan out, Kirsty’s dreading it. Kirsty and Nikki are both looking forward to bedding down with some stability in 2020 – they’re both dreaming. 🙂

    • 53 min
    How to get a job set up at home before you repatriate

    How to get a job set up at home before you repatriate

    We’ve already talked this season about the difficulty of finding a job when you repatriate and heard from some of our community about how that went down in the episode Is your expat experience working against you? This week we spoke to a HR expert Mark Daniel about how to be ready to look and the best way to go about that.







    Nikki forgot to give the full picture on living her best expat life last week and added in a quick discussion about some teenage meditation / mindfulness that she has set up with her daughter every night.







    Thank you to our listeners for messages and reviews this week – we love to hear from you so keep it up!







    Join us on the socials @TwoFatExpats #twofatexpats #TFEjobs







    Our Favourite Things







    Kirsty – More chat about Dolly Parton’s America







    Amazing Race Australia







    Your son growing up will be like the slowest break up you’ve ever known – article







    Nikki – Madam Secretary Season 6







    Hunting Warhead podcast

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Are we living a full expat life – or are we full of it?

    Are we living a full expat life – or are we full of it?

    We’ve talked a lot this season about doing things to make your expat life fatter, but are we actually following our own advice? We hit pause on new topics this week to review our discussions so far and see if we are actually following our own advice and the advice of our amazing expat community, or not. Listen in to hear our results so far.







    Kirsty has found her 5 new friends and has moved onto finding friends for others, neither of us have followed through yet on our determination to have an expat single to dinner, and we get a detailed breakdown into Kirsty’s expat greenie efforts.







    The BabyMac Anne chocolate cake mentioned that Kirsty cooked for the group of 11year old girls and their mothers.







    The last Big Fat Expat meetup in Singapore episode.







    Thank you to our listeners for a lovely podcast reviews this week – we love to hear from you so keep them coming!







    Join us on the socials @TwoFatExpats #twofatexpats #TFElife







    Our Favourite Things







    Kirsty – The Sounding Board podcast







    Nikki – The Crown Season 3, The Crown podcast.

    • 50 min
    Expat Anxiety

    Expat Anxiety

    This week we talk to a Kirsty vetted and approved expert on Expat Anxiety. Ryan explains to Kirsty what anxiety is and talks about how and why expats experience anxiety and offers some suggestions on how to deal with it.







    We think you will love what Ryan has to say and if you are like Nikki and Kirsty you may have some more questions for him. If that is the case please shoot us a message with a question for Ryan, either using the Speakpipe link on our website or via email twofatexpats@gmail.com and we will ensure your message gets asked.







    The Wim Hof video suggested for breathing technique







    Join us on the socials @TwoFatExpats #twofatexpats #TFEanxiety







    Our Favourite Things







    Kirsty – Years and Years Hulu, SBS, Amazon Prime, HBO. Jack Irish Netflix







    Nikki – Why Women Kill CBS, Netflix and of course Modern Love and the Dolly podcast as recommended by Kirsty previously.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

JTExpat ,

Fun, Entertaining, and Informative

This podcast is like listening to your two best friends every week, with the added bonus of learning tips and hints of life as an expat. Long time listener, keep up the awesome work!

kcsingapore22 ,

So refreshing!

I wish I had known about this when I first moved to Singapore 5 years ago! I spent one year really miserable and now I know how silly that was. This podcast is spot on with what we all go through when living far from home. It covers the good, the bad and the Necessary! I will continue to listen when I repatriate next year- and hope to connect with some people from this group when we go home! Hoping for the live meetup in Singapore!

mommyteacherfriend ,

Community!

It is hard to find a community of people that “get” expat life. Thank you for your community and great podcast!

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