Category Archives: working mum

The Baby Talk…..Again

A recent conversation started by DS2went like this: DS2: ‘Do babies come out of a hole in Mummies’ tummies?’ Me: ‘Sometimes they do.’ DS2: ‘How do the doctors fix the hole?’ Me: ‘They stitch it.’ DS1 (in an almost admiring … 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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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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The International Language of Hair

Finally, after too long, I plucked up the courage to go to the hair salon.  Over the summer, when I was home, I had my hair colour ‘corrected’ and a cut which I was really happy with.  Not particularly pleased … 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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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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Mission Impossible

At least that is how it feels……. We moved into our house over 3 years ago.  With us, we took all our furniture, and it seemed to fit in well enough.  2 things we didn’t have: curtains for the 9 … 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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