re•me•di•al (rɪˈmi di əl)
1. affording remedy
2. intended to improve poor skills in a specified field
When you are branded “a lazy wife” by a complete stranger just months after your wedding (because you do not rise each dawn to make fresh chappatis for your new husband, sheesh), there are two options: vow to do better, or inwardly, gleefully agree.
I chose option two.
This blog started before I was married, when our expat life was brand new and we were finding our way; when Mr B used to joke about sending me to “Wife School” in order that I might “learn” to be an expat wife, whatever that is.
This is a collection of travel tales, tips and reflections on life as I navigate time overseas and what it means to be a wife.
Remedial Wife hails from the UK and has lived in the US, Belgium, India, Indonesia, China and is now in Belgium again.
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Why am I a Remedial Wife?