Linda was born and raised in the South West of England and started sewing in her teens to make herself unique clothes. She's been sewing for years she's only recently started selling her clothes.
Linda runs two shops on Etsy, JustOneLook and SewFineFashions. Be sure to check them out.
Except for her always kindly words, talk of her menagerie at home (she mostly mentions taking care of her chickens) when we chat, I usually think Linda is a hoot. Her slightly absurd sense of humour has cheered me up many a day as I'm sure she has you too.
She was kind enough to answer a few questions for me.
Why did you move?
I became an expat more by accident than design. I have always enjoyed travelling and experiencing other cultures and that's how I met my American husband, we were both travelling around Europe.
I came to the States, we got married and traveled around America for a while but once we started a family and a business, we found a location that worked for us and have been here ever since.
Biggest challenge being an expat?
I have to say that missing family is the hardest part of being an expat. Not just for me but also my children missing out on relationships with their English side of the family and vice versa.
Also they were born and raised in America and although its, more or less the same language, the culture is still different, which sometimes creates a bit of a rift when I see things in a different light from their friends' and their parents.
Biggest joy being an expat?
Definitely the climate. I am fortunate to live in South Florida where the sun usually shines and where there is so much to enjoy. Everything is close... beaches, shopping, restaurants, theme parks, the list goes on.
I also enjoy the diversity of the area. It's as common to hear someone speaking French or Spanish for instance as English.
Are you a soon-to-be, been-there-done-that or currently an expat? If you sell on Etsy come and join our team.
Post by: Jacqueline Fouche (Tangentine)