I’m a repat-was-expat mother of one from the UK, married to an American and living in London. I lived in Dubai for nine years and have recently repatriated, to cautious celebration, swathes of confusion and occasional bouts of outright misery.
We moved to Dubai in 2006 about six weeks after getting married, and stayed for ‘one more year’ from about 2007 onwards. I gave up a relatively successful but slightly boring management career in the UK and somehow have managed to completely transform myself over my decade as an expat into a full time mum, blogger, writer and comedy improviser.
I’ve just completed my first book, There’s No Place Like Home, about life as a trailing spouse abroad, and am currently submitting for publication. If you would like to see more of what I’m up to when I’m not doing this, look me up at www.fayebrann.com , www.fortysomethingfeminist.com, or find me on twitter @rubyslippersdxb or Facebook at Faye Brann Writer.
I have a flair for the dramatic and a love of all people who are honest, funny or clever. I like to think I’m all three. Read on.