Category Archives: Middle East

Battered, bruised and barely walking

A few weeks back DH surprised me by booking a trip to KL for the first week of the Easter break.  After travelling through the night, we arrived just a tad worse for wear, at the Sunway Resort Hotel and … 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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What is it with boys?

Why does every conversation revolve around ‘poo’ or  male appendages? How is it they manage to inflict at least one injury a day on themselves, even when they are doing the safest of things (am thinking about DS2 who recently … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day 2013

DH’s and my Valentine’s Day tradition is to exchange cards and go out for dinner that evening.  It’s been like that for as long as I can remember!  Yes, there was a point in time when we exchanged romantic red … Continue reading

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Working in Dubai can be bad for your waistline!

Today was another cake day in my office.  One of the partners celebrated his birthday by plying the office with salavatingly delicious cakes from a French bakery.  Oh, they looked so scrummy; chocolate, berry cheesecake and another that looked like … 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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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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Sons and White Lies

Tonight DS2 asked me if a person could be married two times.  Not quite sure what he meant, I probed a little further. ‘What do you mean?  Do you mean can someone marry the same person twice?’ ‘No Mummy’, he … 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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