Category Archives: Life overseas

Communicative thinking

My February article for the Maadi Messenger was on communication. It made it to a front-page tagline and the first paragraph of ‘From the Editor’s Desk’. In reference to the Charlie Hebdo attacks, Cornelius Hulsman wrote: ‘Emma Higgs’ article about communication … Continue reading

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Displaying your wares

This beautiful display illustrates exactly why taking my kids to the local shop can be extremely stressful…This is one of many!

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Dust storm

It’s pretty difficult to take a decent picture of a dust storm, but I’ve just walked through our worst one yet to collect Amira from preschool. It’s the weirdest thing. As I look out the window now, everything has a … Continue reading

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In print

Although I’ve worked in publishing (to a greater or lesser extent) for 14 years, I’ve only once had words that were entirely my own in print. But an opportunity has opened up to be writing for a community magazine, here in … Continue reading

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Things that you never knew existed…

…because you never needed them. Having come to Egypt we’ve discovered a few groovy items that we never knew even existed, just because we’ve never had a need for them. How many more cool gadgets must there be around the … Continue reading

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