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5 Things I have Learned As a Diplomatic Kid That Has Helped Me Deal With Covid-19 Lockdown

When I have told people that I have been housebound before, they are a little shocked. They think my life must have been idyllic, with grand parties, champagne, and hobnobbing. In reality, the countries my parents were posted to were far from that. We were never posted to a country where we could freely take …

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10 Questions You Should Answer Before Joining the Foreign Service

I love asking former colleagues of my Father’s and mine the one question “Why did you become a Diplomat?” the answers have always varied, some are funny “I just thought I could meet more exotic women if I became a diplomat”, which always made me laugh, to “I wanted to be part of changing the …

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Helmet Head

There I was, sitting in my hairdressers hot seat, chatting away with a cup of tea in hand, as he began chopping my hair. I had been going to the same salon and hairstylist for a couple of years, I was pretty loyal to him. As we chatted about work and stress, I began telling …

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Ashes

Early on, my very proper looking parents decided that religion should be a choice, our choice. I am not sure if it was from pure laziness, or a strategic decision on their part, but there it was. I was born Anglican, yet, we were not going to be going to church at any point in …

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