Category Archives: Summer Holidays

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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A Weekend Sojourn

Each January we head off to a hotel to escape the incessant and unbearable drone of the 24 hour motor race across the road at the Dubai Autodrome.  This year we decided to try the Hilton Resort and Spa in … 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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Swimming with the Fish

Spending a weekend day at the beach has become a habit in the past few weeks.  The weather has cooled; the humidity evaporated.  Dubai life moves from inside the malls and play areas to the pools, beaches and parks.  Each … Continue reading

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School Rules

Going back to school is always a big adjustment after the summer holidays.  Getting the kids up, dressed, fed, watered, teeth brushed, and into the car for their school run is hard enough…..and even moreso when the temperatures are still … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday DS1 and DD

WOW…. my first borns….(is that how one describes twins????) turned 7 today…..I am just full of  ‘WOWs’ about this.  I can’t quite believe it.  7 years they have been on this earth, 7 years DH and I have been practising … Continue reading

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Seriously????

Since the kids have learned my and DH’s mobile numbers, the summer has been filled with regular calls from ‘Home’…..The first time I received a call from ‘Home’, I was at work.   My kids were at home with our helper.  … Continue reading

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