Category Archives: Flights

Ski Italia

Last Saturday we finally set off on our first family ski holiday. Livigno, Italy….here we come. Rising with the Dubai peacocks we set off on the 6.5 hour flight from Abu Dhabi to Milan. Once there, only another 4 hour … 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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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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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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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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I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff……

To mark the kid’s Christmas holidays, I splashed out on a ‘make your own Gingerbread House’ from Spinneys. Every time we went shopping in run up to Christmas they would flock to the Ginergbread House boxes neatly stacked on the … Continue reading

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Operation Exterminate

This time of year in the desert is wonderful.  The weather is cooler, the sun still shines brightly, and there is an ‘eternal summer holiday’ feel about the place; it is just perfect……apart from the ants that have started to … 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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