Helen Leggatt is a freelance writer specialising in travel, e-business and genealogy.
After emigrating to New Zealand from the UK in 2004 Helen was asked to write a regular column for the Malvern News in Canterbury, New Zealand. Called A Brit in the Boonies it took a sideways glance at the process of adapting to a new country, despite the lack of a language barrier.
So popular was the column amongst ex-pats and locals that the San Diego Reader (USA) published five extended versions and the column has now been collated into an ebook of the same name.
Despite being viewed as "Little Britain", life for a British expat in New Zealand is not always an easy transition. This collection of humorous short articles published in a rural Canterbury newspaper reveals how New Zealand is the same, but different. A valuable, and entertaining, addition to any potential emigrants' research.