Monthly Archives: January 2013

Absent Daddy

We are very lucky.  Thanks to the international offices of DH’s company, he does not need to travel much.  He flies within the region a few times a year, and back to London for a few days at the start … Continue reading

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Foggy Season

Since last week most Dubai mornings have been shrouded in dense, drizzly fog.  DS2 thought it was still night time when he got up, and was on his way back to bed when DH explained it was just the weather, … Continue reading

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Rugby Weekend

Yesterday DS1 participated in his first rugby tournament, the HSBC Dubai Rugby Festival, at 7he Sevens grounds.  To date he has had all of 3 sessions of rugby with the Dubai Exiles and is pretty crazy about the game. As … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to know (if you are under 8 years of age!)

Gunpowder is illegal (I do wonder what question DS1 asked to get this answer!) If you touch a piece of really old cheese which has been on the floor for a very, very long time, and if it is blue, … Continue reading

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You Say Tomato, I Say Tow-mate-O – Part 2

It’s just been one of those days….it must be catching…… DS2 just asked said ‘Mummy, what if ‘fatboys’ were called ‘fatgirls’ or ‘fatmums’? For the uninitiated, ‘Fatboys’ are a brand of fabulously comfy(and trendy) beanbags.  Am not quite sure DS2’s … Continue reading

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You Say Tomato, I Say Tow-mate-o

When we arrived home from school today, DS1 made a beeline for the fridge.  All I could see was a little derriere covered in blue Chelsea football shorts sticking out from behind the thick silver door, wiggling back and forth.  … Continue reading

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Dubai Car Admin

Today DH went to re-register his car.  This is an annual event which every vehicle in the UAE must undergo.  Re-registration requires that one’s car must pass a basic roadworthiness assessment.  A mechanic drives off with the car, does a … Continue reading

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