Living abroad


Winter is definitely over and the summer, I mean spring, is finally here. It’s so easy to get confused when you live in the UK. The time changed a few weeks ago, and the days are becoming longer. But that’s not the real reason why you might get confused. Oh no. It’s the fact that with the first sun rays after the winter British people go a bit ‘summer crazy’. They start walking around half naked, fill up the parks, roofs on cabriolets go down, and the ice cream vans suddenly appear everywhere. And it’s still only 15 degrees Celsius outside. But hey, we have the sunshine.

In April, it’s going to be 12 years since I left Slovakia and came to live in the UK. Wow, it seems like yesterday when my mum said her goodbyes to me at the airport. I’ve settled in the UK, but my home is always going to be a very special place for me. That place is called Vysoke Tatry (High Tatras). 

I’d like to share with you the things I love about my home town and Slovakia.

Being a mama abroad? It’s not been an easy ride so far. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. Welcome to my blog and my very first post. I have been living in the UK for many years now and got used to a different culture, traditions, and way of life pretty well. Or so I thought. That was until I became a mum. When you become a mum, your life is turned upside down completely. It’s challenging regardless of whether you are abroad or in your home country close to your family. It’s an entirely new, life-changing experience, you need to adjust and put all your energy into your new role of being the best mama for your newborn baby. But when you are abroad, things are slightly different. And maybe a little bit more difficult. Apart from the usual issues, such as sleep deprivation, baby’s crying without any…