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Author - Noah Cooper

I'm the head of the Cooper heard. My wife and I moved abroad when our first son who came along in May, 2011. I am a typical Brit abroad with a family to raise and am sharing the journey of the expat life abroad.
Learning to Fly Solo

Learning to Fly Solo

Here we go (Wikipedia) The thing I was least looking forward to from our recent trip to the UK was coming home again.  The problem was that my wife had to come home a week early because of work commitments, which meant I was going to be doing a 24...

Round and Round the Garden

Round and Round the Garden

  Shaking hands (Zeevveez) While on holiday my folks taught Thomas, and reminded me, of two nursery rhymes that I had completely forgotten.  He loves both of them because they are accompanied by physical movements.  This means that not only do...

Great British Food

Great British Food

Bangers (Another Pint Please…) Thomas tried some new food while he was in the UK.  Some were more of a success than others. Sausages This was the biggest success of the whole holiday.  By the end he could very easily wolf down three sausages...

The Fields of Athenry

The Fields of Athenry

Feeding the Donkeys On our recent holiday we went to Ireland for a few days.  It is about 10 years since I was last there and my wife hadn’t been since she was a kid.  We stayed in just outside the town of Athenry, the biggest town close the...

Back in Brazil

Back in Brazil

After nearly 4 weeks in the summer of the UK and Ireland we are now back in the winter of southern Brazil.  This means more sunshine and hotter days as a British summer isn’t much to be proud of and winter hasn’t arrived yet in Curitiba...

No Pyjamas

No Pyjamas

None of them will do The weather has changed again in Curitiba.  We have glorious autumnal days without a cloud in the  clear blue sky.  If you are in the sun the temperatures can reach up 24 or 25 degrees Celsius (that’s about 77 degrees...

Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

I never really got it I didn’t read this book when I was a kid.  In fact I had never even heard about it until the film came out.  There was quite a bit of hype around the film with a number of people saying they had loved it when they were...

Concept Checking

Concept Checking

Gravity is a concept, right? Last week I posted about how Thomas had learnt the concept of himself as an independent person. He did this by proudly pointing to himself when I asked him who had scribbled all over the window in blue crayon. When I was...

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