Salut! I’m Ailsa, a languages teacher from Edinburgh. Over the last few years I’ve lived in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford and Suffolk (the U.K) and Toulon and Lyon (France), and Adrien (the wonderful boyfriend), an engineer from Lyon, has lived in Toulon, Edinburgh, Lyon and Grenoble. But a new project calls… a move from Lyon to Auckland, New Zealand! This blog follows our journey around the land of the long white cloud, with advice on the practicalities of living and working abroad.

My philosophy is to make the decisions, move (or not) to the new place, change the job you hate, keep the one you love, and ultimately create the life you want. I know just how hard it is to follow this lesson in reality, but I fully believe in its importance in spurring us on!

Happy reading!