Monthly Archives: July 2013

A pariah

A pariah in the office; that’s what I was. After the news leaked about my extremely offensive behaviour, it was as if I had been banished to the ‘untouchable’ class.  I would have thought one would need to have committed … Continue reading

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Boys and their toys – Part 2

Yesterday DH took the kids to the recently opened skate park in Arabian Ranches, down by Al Reem.  Almost mid-July in the desert summer, and it is hot.  It currently reaches around 45 degrees celesius during the day (probably more … Continue reading

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Boys and their toys

I am not quite sure how we ended up here, but for the past few weeks, my family finds itself at the Dubai Kartdrome every Friday and Saturday morning.  So keen are we that yesterday it felt like we arrived … Continue reading

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Ramadan Kareem

Today marked the first day of the holy month of Ramadan.  The sighting of the crescent moon late on Monday night indicated the 9th lunar month, and the beginning of Ramadan, would start today. Abstaining from food and water from … Continue reading

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You know it’s summer in Dubai when

– your glasses steam up the minute you walk outside – your make-up slides off your face after 2 minutes in the sun – you need to don oven gloves to touch the steering wheel of your car if it … Continue reading

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21st Century Exercise

I fear I have fallen behind (way behind) when it comes to fitness fashion.  And, you guessed it, I am going to blame this one on the ankle-biting-urchins!  It’s like when someone asks me if I have seen a certain … Continue reading

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Day 5

and the mini natives are getting restless.  It’s furnace hot outside; too hot to venture out for longer than it takes to pick up the daily newspaper which is gradually shrivelling up on the drive, and definitely waaaaayyyy too hot … Continue reading

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