On the 12th of January 2012, my husband, me and a very pregnant belly moved to Kingston, Jamaica. He was offered a job out here just 6 weeks before, and in those 6 weeks, we packed up and rented both our houses, I resigned from my job of 7 years, sold up my car and shipped out.
So why ‘hot expat mummy’?
- My Irish/English baby was born in Jamaica on March 22nd 2013.
- I am now officially HOT. It’s never less than about 24 degrees here, even at night in winter and it soars up into the high thirties in the summer. And the humidity can be like clingfilm.
- We are now officially ‘expats’ – there is a little bubble of people from all over the world living here in Jamaica, who would call themselves such. English, Irish, South African, Lebanaese, we’ve met a lot and most have been so friendly.
I’m keeping a blog of our adventures so I can keep a handle on the speed with which our lives our changing. If anyone else reads it, that’s a bonus! I’ve gone from living in Dublin working in an ad agency, to being a swelteringly hot expat mummy in what feels like moments, and I have to be careful that my head doesn’t fall off in the process…
Do follow us on our adventures into parenthood and the Caribbean and feel free to leave comments!