Ingrid has started blogging! Pop over to A Million Miles and say hello….27 Oct in News, The Cottage | Comments (0)
Last night Ingrid come over to choose the name for her new blog – I’m delighted that it is going to be called “A Million Miles” ! Congratulations Sara on giving us a great name! Thank you also to everyone who took the time to leave their thoughts.
I will be sure to let you know when “A Million Miles” is up and running!14 Oct in News, The Cottage | Comments (18)
My friend Ingrid is moving to Doha, Qatar at the end of the month, Stefan, her husband, is already there. Our group of friends will miss them both enormously. There is just a small little upside for me in this situation and that is that Ingrid has decided to write a blog about her experiences in Qatar. We need a name for this new venture and we would like you to help us! Please leave a comment on this post – giving us your suggestion. Whoever gives us the suggestion that Ingrid chooses as the name for her new blog will win a Twinkleberry product of your choice – to the value of £20.00 – and postage to anywhere in the world!
To help you a little bit – Ingrid has written a little bit about herself:
“Well then, where do I start…?
They say that a journey of a 1000 miles starts with a single step….
Our journey started in March 2002 (2 weeks after we got married!), when Stefan was offered a job in Winchester and we made the big move from Cape Town, South Africa. Neither of us had ever been to Winchester before, Stefan hadn’t even beento the UK – I had visited twice for short holidays!!! We arrived on a cold winter’smorning, it was a freezing, a bitterly cold day and every thing looked dull and grey. We both had thoughts of what on earth have we done, we have left a great life and our family and friends behind for this???!!!…but we were too scared to voice our thoughts to each other.
Now 8 ½ years later we find ourselves in a similar position again. Stefan has been offered a job in Doha, Qatar and once again we are leaving a great life and all our amazing friends and family behind. This time Stefan has been to Doha, I have never been to the Middle East before (does a one night stop over in Dubai count?) Stefan has already started his job in Doha and I will be joining him in a few weeks time. I have stayed to sort out renting out our flat, the shipping of our belongings, selling the car and everything else required for a move to another country. To say that this has been a stressful experience is an understatement. Thoughts of warmer weather and seeing Stefan after 6 weeks is keeping me sane.
I have no idea what to expect when I arrive, what it is going to be like as a blonde blue-eyed women living in an Arab country , are the shopping malls going to be as amazing as I have been led to believe ? , how can a person run in 40 degrees weather? , how easy is it to get a licence to buy wine? How am I going to cope with having to get my husbands permission to do anything? … these are just a few of the thoughts going around in my head…..
The next step of our journey is about to begin …….”