Backchat was comforted when it received a survey from BUPA International, the world’s largest expat insurer, claiming that nine out of ten expatriates would recommend a life abroad.

As the early nights set in, the rain falls and the wind blows, it is reassuring to know that three in every four expats say their quality of life has improved since moving to a new country, and that only one in four would consider moving back home.

Backchat was almost ready to pack its bags and set off for the sunny climes of Marbella, before it noticed that six in every ten expats admit to missing their friends and family and nearly half were pining for particular food.

It was agreed that it was best to stay at home for the time being, and for Backchat’s spies to continue to do what they do best – eat at good restaurants!