As a fledgling photographer, I showed my father my photographic portfolio. He responded, ‘Why be a photographer? Aren’t there enough of them already?’ Fortunately, I didn’t listen to him…

Writing can magically transport us anywhere. My blog looks at the experiences of being an expat newcomer, life in a small town in regional Australia, and what the world looks like living ‘down under’.

Our move back to Australia was the catalyst for The Newcomer’s Dictionary. Any romantic ideas of what it would feel like to return home to Melbourne were quickly dispelled. I discovered that being a first time newcomer and returning to live somewhere brought similar challenges.

Whether you are moving for the first time or qualify as a professional newcomer, there are practical books and useful information available on the web that can aid your transition. Here are a few that I found helpful.