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The World Through Expat Eyes

Hot of the press from the splendid people at InterNations is Expat Insider 2014, one of the largest global surveys of everyday life and personal happiness in the expat forest. As Turkey features in the top twenty destinations, it gets its own country...
by Perking the Pansies on Oct 31, 2014

The Sisterhood

I first compiled my expat glossary in 2011 as a tongue-in-cheek classification of the various expat types Liam and I encountered during our time in Turkey. The idea started with ‘emigrey’ to describe silver-haired retirees living out their dotag...
by Perking the Pansies on Mar 26, 2014

Turkey, Surviving the Expats – Out Now!

After a few weeks of tweaking, fixing and buffing, Turkey, Surviving the Expats is off the blocks. Episode Two of the best of the blog contains all the juicy bits from the Turkey years. Here’s the blurb: In 2009, Jack Scott and his civil partne...
by Perking the Pansies on Jan 23, 2013

Time Out, Istanbul Top Billing

I’ve never had much difficulty finding something to say. In fact, sometimes Liam would rather I kept it buttoned once in a while. Today I received a copy of the April edition of Time Out, Istanbul, courtesy of Pat Yale … Continue reading U...
by Perking the Pansies on May 23, 2012

Mother’s Ruin

I rode the dolly to a bar we know in Turgutreis. I was warmly welcomed by Mehmet, the jolly owner. As usual he was very much the worse for wear, indulging his infamous tendency to drink the profits. After initial … Continue reading →...
by Perking the Pansies on Feb 20, 2011

Ex-Pat Glossary

Ex-patriots, like everyone else, come in all shapes and sizes – the mean and the mannered, the classless and the classy, the awful and the joyful. The abbreviated epithet ’ex-pat’ simply doesn’t adequately express the myriad...
by Perking the Pansies on Jan 19, 2011

Las Vegas-on-Sea

After a hearty brunch, Nick decided to initiate us into the ancient Ionian ritual of bush bashing to bring down the olive crop, a technique that has remained unaltered for countless millennia. Liam took to thrashing  a cane with great … Contin...
by Perking the Pansies on Jan 16, 2011

Pimp and Circumstance

I received an exploratory email from an old work colleague in London whom I affectionately call ‘Vera’. Clearly contemplating the changing circumstances of his looming dotage and having stumbled... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my web...
by Perking the Pansies on Nov 26, 2010

Pimp and Circumstance

I received an exploratory email from an old work colleague in London whom I affectionately call ‘Vera’. Clearly planning for the changing circumstances of his looming dotage and having stumbled... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Perking the Pansies on Nov 26, 2010

The Emigreys

The ex-pats we've met are a select collection of friendlies and freaks. I have christened them the ‘emigreys’, retirees serving out their twilight years in the sun, most of whom seem to be just a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Perking the Pansies on Nov 16, 2010

The Emigreys

The ex-pats we've met are a select collection of friendlies and freaks. I have christened them the ‘emigreys’, retirees serving out their twilight years in the sun, most of whom seem to be just a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my we...
by Perking the Pansies on Nov 16, 2010

Ex-Pat Glossary

Ex-patriots, like everyone else, come in all shapes and sizes – the mean and the mannered, the classless and the classy, the awful and the joyful. The abbreviation ‘ex-pat’ simply doesn’t adequately put across the broad myriad...
by Perking the Pansies on Dec 4, 2001


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