The Foreign Mum Podcast - My Interview with Evelini Quarrell

Last month I had the lovely opportunity to be interviewed by Evelini Quarrell, who hosts The Foreign Mum Podcast. It’s a great show full of inspiring stories by wonderful women and I thoroughly enjoyed being a guest. You can listen on catch up either on:

Catch up on Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-foreign-mum-podcast/id1525013449?i=1000513180928

Catch up on UK Podcasts: https://uk-podcasts.co.uk/podcast/the-foreign-mum-podcast

Of course, after such a great talk, I didn’t want to miss up the chance to interview Evelini right back! Below you can see the answers to a few of my questions for her. Enjoy!

1. Why did you decide to create the Foreign Mum Podcast?

I started listening to podcasts in 2019 and, although I found a few about mums, there was nothing which focused on or highlighted foreign mums. I noticed the gap in the market and after a lot of procrastination, I decided to start one. The Foreign Mum podcast goal is to make other women relate to the guest’s reason for moving to the UK and/or to feel inspired on how they managed to achieve their current careers.

2. Tell us a bit about you - your background personally and professionally?

I am a journalist from Fortaleza, in the north east of Brazil. I used to work as a TV reporter covering all sorts of local current affairs until I decided to quit everything and move to the UK for love. However, that relationship didn’t work out (thankfully) but now I have the proper wonderful man of my dreams who happens to also be English. Now I can do what I love right next to him!

3. What do you miss the most about Brazil; what do you love most about the UK?

I miss my family obviously but I really miss going to the beach. We can spend the whole day at the beach, eating and drinking comfortably as we have incredible restaurants by the sea so you can leave your stuff at the table, go for a dip in the sea, come back, order some food, play on the sand, swim a bit more, eat a bit

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What I love the most about England is the generosity. People here know they are doing better off than most parts of the world so they know they should be doing their bit to contribute not just to English society but to the world. Here and there you find a xenophobic but overall, I find it English people fun and generous without being on your face.

4. What's one piece of advice you'd give to women today?

It is important to have a career but remember, you can do that any time. Your children are only little once. Make the most of your time with them because it does fly by!