“Heidi Sand-Hart’s “Home Keeps Moving” authenticates the TCK experience. Her personal stories demonstrate the tangible reality of the TCK theories we have been reading and hearing about for years.” – Tina L Quick, author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition

Friday, 23 July 2010

The years behind "The Early Years"....

In chapter three of 'Home Keeps Moving' (“Nothing Is Weird, Just Different”), I start off by saying "Life was relatively normal during my early years" (heavy emphasis on relatively) and just want to clarify that in fact those years were also very transient.

9 Finsley Walk, UK
I was born in Derby (UK) and lived there for the first year of my life. Clearly, I don't have many memories from this time.

Fåberg, Norway
We moved to Norway a month after I had turned one. My dad got work helping a carpenter in Fåberg (near Lillehamer) which kept us going. My parents actually intended to live in Norway for quite some time (which I only discovered recently)...how different my life (and book) would've turned out!
After being in Norway for just eight months, we moved back to England...this time to a big manor house in West Sussex. My parents were involved in a school with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) so we lived in a flat on the base, with people from all over the world. We lived at Holmsted Manor for eight months but this included a two month trip to Madrid, in which I remember spilling my food tray on the aeroplane floor, aged two!! That was my first flight since we always travelled by ferry to Norway. It was during our spell at Holmsted Manor that Keith Green performed his final concert - to us YWAM children - before his tragic death. He also paid for the swimming pool that we enjoyed tremendously the following summer.

191 Portland Road, UK
After living in the glorious, tranquil English countryside we returned to Derby and moved into a house that I have absolutely no recollection of! My father helped me with the chronology of this entry and I wasn't even aware that I lived at 191 Portland Rd for a few months. My parents worked with YWAM in the Midlands.

5 Mill Hill Road, UK
We then found the house that to this day, remains my longest ever time spent in one house: four years! I have plenty of happy memories of this particular house and season of my life. My nursery and first day of school occurred a stone's throw from Mill Hill Rd.

We travelled lots over these years...attending conferences all over Europe, visiting with family in Scandinavia and enjoying holidays in the Austrian Alps and Cornwall. This is where Chapter Three in the book picks up so I need not say anymore...

My childhood memories are as fragmented as the missing pieces of a puzzle...

Wednesday, 21 July 2010


"Home Keeps Moving" is finally out! Here are the promised details on how and where to buy my first book. ;)

For anyone living within the "Amazon Marketplace" countries* (see below), you can order it directly through me at:

Or direct e-mail orders at: homekeepsmoving@gmail.com

Request a signed copy! I can only send to the registered amazon countries through amazon.

In North America, you can buy on amazon.com, through my publisher or in (some) Christian bookshops. It is temporarily OUT OF STOCK but should be back on amazon.com soon!!

My father will be selling the book in Finland from late August/beginning of September at:

In New Zealand, Della Hart-McAllister will be selling from September onwards. Sort out payment with her and pick up books from 11 Fairsea Place!!!

For everyone else, order directly at homekeepsmoving@gmail.com and pay through paypal or bank account. The book is being sold in the UK for £7.99 but if you e-mail, I can give you a quote including postage depending on where you live.

Happy shopping!


If you have any problems, just send me an e-mail.
Thanks a lot,

*Amazon marketplace countries:
• UK: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales
• Europe: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland
• US: including US protectorates
• Rest of World: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, Japan, Norway, Republic of Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa

Thursday, 15 July 2010

child of the jungle

I just finished reading "child of the jungle" (or "jungle child") by Sabine Kuegler and this is my review:

"Wow...where to begin? A very intriguing insight into life in the jungles of Indonesia for a German "missionary" family. Sabine tells her story very descriptively and brings the jungle to life. I was more interested, however, in her integration back into the West after such a sheltered childhood, but she sped through that part a little too fast for my liking. Understandably she wanted to convey her love for the colourful and remote upbringing she was lucky enough to have, and bring that to life. And in that, she suceeded."

I really enjoyed it and highly recommend this book.
What did you think?

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Andrea Armstrong

Introducing my TCK friend and fantastically talented illustrator: Andrea Armstrong.

She has written a contribution for 'Home Keeps Moving' and has a great blog. Check it out!

Monday, 5 July 2010

Blues and greys...

Yesterday I exchanged one "home country" for another. The truth is, I am far better acquainted with the one I returned to yet it feels like a part of me is missing.

I have exchanged fairytale blue "Simpsons" skies for overcast and dull ones...crystal clear lakes and vibrant greens for brown sludge and faded grass...spotless cleanliness for dirt and dussst...peace and tranquility for noise and crowds.

Oh London, how I love you..!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

It's Official!!!

by Sand-Hart, Heidi
ISBN: 9781581581713
Price: 11.99 (160 pages)
Internet Price: 10.19
Books per carton: 9999
Tradepaper 5 x 8
Home Keeps Moving follows Heidi and her missionary family on their many moves through the eyes of a Third Culture Kid (TCK) and the unique phenomena of having four very different home countries to relate to. It tells the true story of being catapulted from continent to continent constantly: leaving friends and starting all over again, her unquenchable search for a home and sense of belonging in this world, her desire for a life-partner with the odds all but against her due to constantly relocating (even into adulthood). You will laugh and cry along with Heidi as she recounts hilarious and heart-breaking tales from her childhood as West blends with East. That is the true beauty of Heidi's upbringing, it crossed borders and defied logic but she lacked for nothing.
The story unravels the many challenges faced by global citizens and focuses on the strengths that such a varied upbringing has and the pressures that come with it. This book gives you a rare glimpse into the world of a Third Culture Kid and brings insight, validation and clarity to fellow TCKs.
Home Keeps Moving tackles subjects such as: · Confused Loyalties · Swimming in Two cultural oceans, · Home · Grief · Education · Social Pressures · Religion · Expectation · Re-Entry · Delayed Adolescent Rebellion · Relationships
The book will also be available on amazon.co.uk and amazon.com
You can order a signed copy directly through me (at amazon.co.uk) or at: homekeepsmoving@gmail.com (if you have paypal)
AVAILABLE 23rd JULY 2010!!!!