International

How to Beat the Relocation Blues!

How to Beat the Relocation Blues!
Sofie Finemore, April 26, 2019

Relocating to another part of the world can be a once in a lifetime opportunity and the chance to go on a fantastic adventure.

However, moving is an extremely stressful thing to do; your routine is disrupted, and you must pack up your life to move to an unknown future. It’s perfectly normal to feel anxious or sad at first - especially on arrival when you don’t know anybody - however if you find these negative feelings pervasive it could be that you are experiencing what is known as ‘Relocation Depression’.

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Thinking ahead? Check out these dream retirement destinations!

Thinking ahead? Check out these dream retirement destinations!
Sofie Finemore, March 27, 2019

After a long tenure of working hard throughout your career, is there any idea quite as appealing as retiring overseas with dreams of a permanent holiday lifestyle? For many senior citizens relocating abroad is the ultimate way to spend their golden years.

British retirees commonly favour relocation to warmer climates, escaping the famously grey British weather... 41% of British citizens living in Spain are of retirement age, similarly, 39% of retired Brits make up Portugal’s British population. What other locations are popular? Check out this list:

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Case Study: 2 relocations, 10 years apart

Case Study: 2 relocations, 10 years apart
Nathan Gunn, February 26, 2019

From Manchester to Perth and Back: 

I met Wendy in Perth Australia back in 2014, she had moved over from Manchester with her husband and son some years earlier.

After almost a decade in Western Australia, she decided to move back to Manchester - primarily to be closer to her extended family who live across Lancashire.

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Serviced Apartment Updates 2018/2019: A Brief Summary

Serviced Apartment Updates 2018/2019: A Brief Summary
Amber Pittard, January 25, 2019

GSAIR

Each year The Apartment Service (TAS) release their Global Serviced Apartments Industry Report (GSAIR). Nearly 10,000 professionals including; agents, serviced apartment operators and corporates contributed to the latest report. I have had a read through this year’s report, pulling out a few interesting stats and areas of interest...

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Considering relocating for work? Ask these 5 key questions!

Considering relocating for work? Ask these 5 key questions!
Ray Inskip, January 25, 2019

So, you have been offered a new job in a new location...

Moving home for a new and exciting role is a fantastic way to relocate to a new town, city or even country, whilst also pursuing your career dreams...However, before you accept a new position and move your whole life, you should take time to consider whether this is the right move for you, both in terms of your professional and personal life. You don’t want to be regretful of your relocation or your latest career move, therefore prior to accepting the job you need to properly investigate your new employer and new location. These are the top 5 key questions you should be asking: 

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How to craft a ‘Corporate Housing Christmas’

How to craft a ‘Corporate Housing Christmas’
Katie Smith, December 14, 2018

Make Your Own Decorations

If you are staying in corporate housing over the Christmas period, you may not wish to spend money on Christmas decorations which can be expensive and impractical to transport when the time comes to vacate the property. For those on overseas business assignments, it can be tough to be away from home at Christmas... Especially for those travelling with young families.

Don’t let the thought of spending the festive season in an undecorated house make you (or your kids) feel blue; instead, embrace to the opportunity to get crafty! Making your own inexpensive and eco-disposable Christmas decorations is the perfect solution for cheering yourself up and getting into the Christmas spirit at minimal cost! Check out these three fun festive ideas:

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Christmas Dinner Around the World

Christmas Dinner Around the World
Sofie Finemore, December 14, 2018

Traditions of home

The festive season is upon us once again!  In the UK, the tradition is to put up our Christmas trees and listen to old festive pop-songs on repeat...But no matter what else is happening there is one thing on our mind... Our delicious Christmas feast. Most of us will be picturing a huge turkey, gravy and fluffy Yorkshire puddings, traditionally served with roasted potatoes and root vegetables, sprouts, stuffing, pigs in blankets and condiments like bread or cranberry sauce.

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