Can I offer anyone a drink? Season 4 – Episode 7


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Drinks anyone? In Season 4 – Episode 7 we talked about drinking habits of expats. There were many heartfelt responses from the group both in the public forum and sent privately to us as administrators. Other topics from the Two Fat Expats Facebook group this week, finding a Uni in the UK, facebook memories after relocation (and repatriation) and the sadness they bring, and the #metoo social media reach.

Repatriation episodes mentioned were

What’s it like to Repatriate? Season 1 – Episode 16

The Happy Repat. Season 3 – Episode 14

Hot Topic of the week was to do with drinking while in an expat environment and many of the associated issues. The group offered a lot of insight into this topic. An informal poll on the topic gave overwhelming results indicating that many felt that being an expat increased their drinking of alcohol.

We discussed several articles relating to drinking and expat life

Global views on morality

Expat teens drinking

Illegal drinking in some countries

Sites and articles to look at if you are concerned about your own drinking

We need to talk about women’s drinking

Drink Aware – self assessment

Do you drink too much?

Kirsty’s social media

Podcasts – Lily Bailey on Conversations – The Strange Reality of Life with Severe OCD

My Mum says my Memoir is a Lie – Rosie Waterland

Reading – The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Watching – Luther

American Vandal

Hillary Clinton Interview on 4 Corners

Backstory to Hillary Clinton interview

Nikki’s social media

Podcasts – Murder on Orchard Street

Reading – Unfinished Business – Anne Marie Slaughter

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