Category Archives: Desert

Cars in the desert

Driving is, unfortunately, one aspect of Dubai life that is nigh on impossible to avoid.  Indeed some days it feels like that’s all I do – early morning drop off for sports training, regular drop off, errands across the Emirate, … Continue reading

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Doggie Adoption

For quite some time now DD has been obsessed with all things dog related.  I can’t quite pinpoint what triggered her obsession but I do know she has been relentless in her pursuit of pestering me to get a dog … Continue reading

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First world problems

Yesterday on the radio, people were being interviewed about their ‘happiness’ levels in the United Arab Emirates (‘UAE’).  One lady thought ‘traffic’ was the biggest inhibitor to her complete happiness in the UAE.  This made me giggle.  Traffic here is … Continue reading

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Beauty Regimen

I know I should have a regular and healthy skin regimen in place at this stage in my life.  Daily cleansing and moisturising is all well and good, but I imagine any dermatologist would recoil in horror at the thought … Continue reading

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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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Topical Topics of Conversation in Dubai

It’s funny how the world pokes fun at the British for considering the weather a ‘must’ topic of conversation.  It is almost frowned upon not to make reference to the weather in 99% of your conversations in Blighty.  It is … Continue reading

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Double Trouble

Last week the bunk beds arrived  much to the delight of my boys.  Indeed, I was just as excited, if not more: too often in the past year DS2 has been wandering into our room asking if he can sleep … Continue reading

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The 2013 Bucket List

Today when someone at work asked what my New Year’s Resolutions are for 2013, I actually didn’t know what to say.  I am tired of making Resolutions, or rather, I am tired of me not adhering to my new year’s … Continue reading

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Monopoly Monsters

Santa brought the kids a couple of boardgames for Christmas.  Monopoly Junior has definitely gone down a treat…..I myself was a little disappointed to see the game theme is parties as opposed to properties, but I guess for 5+, that … Continue reading

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More Things Kids Say (Well, What My Kids Say!)

On our way home from the Madinat Christmas Market yesterday evening, where the kids saw Santa, they were in high spirits.  We arrived at the market 10 minutes early.  Santa was not in his sleigh but…his gift filled sacks were!  … Continue reading

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