Mum Reinvented

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Expat Blogger Carnival


When I first started blogging one of the first people to befriend me was Very Bored in Catalunya who writes a fantastic blog (and a brutally honest and sometimes hysterically funny one at that!)  about her life in Catalonia. I loved reading her posts on life in another country and when it became apparent that I too would become an expat it was her blog I turned to for information on  living in Spain.

Over the year or so I have been blogging I’ve found a few blogs by UK expats living abroad, like A note from Lapland, some by expats from other countries living in the UK or abroad, like Vegemite Vix and some, like It’s a small world after all which documents a family’s adventures during a round the world trip. All of which have me both empathising with them over certain predicaments or dreaming about the places they detail in their blogs.

I haven’t got nearly enough expat blogs on my blogroll and I’d love to find more, so I thought what better way to find them than to hold a carnival to give people the opportunity to link to their blogs and hopefully get some new readers too.

The rules are there are no rules, just link up your home page url to the Mr Linky widget below and that’s it. In the future I may well run the carnival as a regular monthly feature and request posts on specific topics (suggestions and opinions on that idea please!) such as education abroad, favourite places to visit etc.

Thanks for linking up and please tell all your expat blogger friends!

Please note to see the entries you have to click on the Mr Linky widget, unfortunately they don’t display automatically but they’re all still there! I will however add all links added to the carnival below as they are added:

Potty Mummy

The Rare Bit

Vegemite Vix

Bibsey Mama

Foodie Mummy

A matter of choice


Globetrotting in Heels

Circus Queen

Momma on the Rocks



Very Bored in Catalunya

A Scandinavian Sojourn

Que Sera Sarah?

Eabee likes

4 Kids, 20 Suitcases and a Beagle

New Day New Lesson

Missy Mom in Madrid

Smiling like sunshine

Further South of Granada

Transatlantic Blonde

Expat Mum

21st Century Mummy


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56 Responses

  1. Blogging Best Bits 2011 | says

    [...] you love your first. My daughter had a few pregnancy wobbles on my behalf and I hosted a fabulous Expat Blogger Carnival which I am mad not to have kept up as I found some brilliant new blogs to [...]

  2. MsXpat says

    HI! What a brilliant idea! Coming from Trinidad the island of Carnival, I love all this festive and fun that allows people share about their lives, culture, heritage etc. I live in the UK with my 7 months old son and husband.

    • Mum in Malta says

      Thanks for stopping by! I’ll be running expat carnivals more regularly in the future so will look forward to seeing you linking up

  3. Alison says

    What a nice way to find expats in other locations! As an American in the Netherlands, I’ve got a list of expats in the Netherlands (which I need to update), but I’ve started to look for others living in different places. It’s always so interesting to see the little — or big — cultural differences and similarities.

  4. Fiona Erlandsen says

    Nice to be able to see so many expat’s in one place:) Looking forward to checking out all the expats blogs.
    Nice one and thanks for the link:)

  5. EmmaK says

    I’m a Brit living in USA. What a brilliant idea! Thanks for starting it.

  6. Maddy says

    Not joining today as I have a houseguest visiting from the UK and we’re just packing up for a day trip to SF.

  7. Alison says

    This is a great idea! Looking forward to reading everyone’s blogs!

  8. Becky says

    Great to hear about more expat bloggers :)

  9. Expat Mum says

    This is the first Linky I’ve done – I’m such a lazy blogger. I’ve surprised myself!

  10. Calif Lorna says

    I missed you Expat Carnival but love that there are some new blogs on there for me to explore.

    Great to find your blog too!

    • Mum in Malta says

      Thanks! You can still join in, I still have people adding their blogs today and I’m still tweeting links to the carnival too so feel free to join in if you want to.

  11. Isil says

    I am a Turkish mum living in UK since 2006. I don’t blog about being an expat altough I sometimes write about related things. Thx for setting this up :)

    • Mum in Malta says

      Merhaba! (that’s probably about the limit of my holiday Turkish these days!) Thanks for joining in!

  12. Tina says

    Hi! Saw your post at bloggymom. I love finding other expat bloggers. Count me in…I’m in Madrid!

    • Mum in Malta says

      Hi Tina, thanks for joining in! Look forward to reading your blog! I never got to visit Madrid when I lived in Spain but we get pretty cheap flights from Malta so I’m hoping to visit one day soon, looks like an amazing city – I fancy going to the huge market there, can’t remember it’s name though

  13. susie@newdaynewlesson says

    Thanks for letting me know. Added mine in but not showing up yet.

    • Mum in Malta says

      Hi Susie, thanks for entering. You are on there, the Mr Linky thing doesn’t seem to like wordpress so you have to click through to get to the entries, but I’ve updated the blog post with links to everyone’s entries so they can be seen from the original post now too.

  14. ebabee likes says

    Thank you. I’ve joined in. Maybe someday we could have an expat meet up, would be fun!

  15. Sarah says

    What a really good idea. Looking forward to looking at some other new blogs – like I don’t spend enough time on here already!!!

  16. ebabee likes says

    I love meeting expats, it’s a great idea. I’m an Indian living in the UK. But I don’t blog about being an Indian living in the UK, I blog about something completely unrelated. Do I still count? I would love to link up at your future carnivals if I do.

    • Mum in Malta says

      Hi ebabee

      Of course you still count! Look forward to reading your blog soon

  17. Iota says

    Oh, there are lots of us out here! If you click on the green and orange “expat blog” badge at the bottom of my blog sidebar, it will take you to a site which you can browse by expat location. Worth a look.

    Also, there’s recently been an expat carnival at Happy Homemaker UK (my latest post has a link) and that will give you some more to browse.

    • Mum in Malta says

      Hi Iota, thanks for that, will check them out!

  18. Tanya (Bump2Basics) says

    Thanks for the tweet and thinking of me, pleased to link up!

  19. cartside says

    Great idea, will trail my posts for something expat related. I’m a German living in Scotland.

  20. Jenn says

    Fantastic idea! Thanks for setting this up!!! Adding my link now…

    • Mum in Malta says

      Thanks for linking, look forward to reading your blog!

  21. Circus Queen says

    This is a great idea and I’d certainly be up for participating in any carnivals you arrange in the future. I’m a Trinidadian living in the UK.

    • Mum in Malta says

      Fantastic! Look forward to reading your blog!

  22. Emma says

    Fantastic idea… Will add a link later today! Emma :)

  23. Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels says

    oooh fun! love to find other expat bloggers.

    • Mum in Malta says

      Thanks, look forward to reading your blog!

  24. Kirsty Rice (shamozal) says

    I think its a great idea! I’m in.


  25. urbanvox says

    awesome idea hon!!!
    hopping in! :)

  26. Emma says

    Great idea, I’m a Brit living in Cyprus. I love reading other ex-pat blogs too :)

    • Mum in Malta says

      Thanks for linking up, loved your Silent Sunday post by the way

  27. Foodie Mummy says

    Would you accept a French one living in Ireland?

  28. Bibsey Mama says

    I hope that you are settling in well in your new home. This is a great idea, thanks for organising it.


    • Mum in Malta says

      Glad you linked up! We’re all good thanks, finally got internet hence the mass blogging spree! x

  29. Vegemitevix says

    Thanks very much for the mention and wow, great minds think alike. I was thinking of linking up all my expat contacts too..Vix xx

  30. Very Bored in Catalunya says

    Fab idea and thanks for the link. I shall pop a link on later today. x

  31. Meg says

    An American living in the UK! Thanks for setting this up- I’ll be checking back to find all sorts of new expat blogs!

    • Mum in Malta says

      Thanks for linking up, look forward to reading your blog!

  32. Potty Mummy says

    Great idea – thanks for setting this up! PM.


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