Category Archives: School Holidays

‘Carbed’ Out

The past week in the Italian Alps was fabulous. Crisp, fresh snow and aquamarine skies made for a wonderful combination of a snow/sun holiday….all a welcome relief from the rapidly rising temperatures, and what I understand was one of the … Continue reading

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Little Tibet in Europe

If you had asked me (a non skiier) to recommend a European ski destination Italy would not have come rushing to mind. Instead my mind would have wandered to the usual suspects of Val d’Isere, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Klosters etc. … Continue reading

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Snow Fun

Livigno, like many European ski resorts is a quaint, ‘olde worlde’ village. Running through it is one main street lined with three storey wooden guest houses with colourful wooden shutters, like something straight out of Johanna Spyri’s Swiss tale of … Continue reading

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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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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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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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