Monthly Archives: February 2014

On Being Irish Part 2

The other day at work, I was speaking to an Irish/Scottish friend who said a word that I, as an Irish expat, have not heard or used in eons.  The word was ‘messages’.  Any guesses as to what that might … Continue reading

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School narcolepsy

Originally posted on CIRCLES IN THE SAND … Marianne Makdisi:
So from the high that was Amsterdam, comes the bump of real life, and dealing with a problem that presented itself just before half-term. You know something’s not right when you…

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On Being Irish

On being Irish causes a lot of friction in our English – Irish household (alphabetically put!).  Irish Mum.  English Dad.  DD and DS1 born in London.  DS2 born in Dublin.  All now living in Dubai.  For the kids, Dubai makes … Continue reading

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Redundant Mum in Dubai…

A few weeks ago when my boss told me they could no longer afford to keep me on, my first thought was  ‘Are you serious? Have you seen the deadweight you are carrying?’.  My second thought was ‘Thank you for … Continue reading

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Winter Olympics in Dubai

Since my trio have been on half term this week they have discovered the wonderful, winterland of Sochi where the 2014 winter Olympics are being held. Not hailing from a country where snow is a regular winter occurrence, as a … Continue reading

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A week in the life of Mummy (without Daddy)

So, DH had to leave for a week on a business trip.  DH rarely travels, and when he has done in the past, it has only been for a couple of days at a time.  Even if I do say … Continue reading

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It never rains but it pours

‘Lashing, torrential, cats and dogs’ downpours inched their way across the Emirate this morning under cover of thick, overcast rain clouds.  Much to the delight of precipitation deprived children who jumped in every puddle they could find, and the frustration … Continue reading

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