Category Archives: Holidays

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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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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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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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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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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The Cat Amongst the Pigeons

DS2 has created divisions in the household.  He is only 5 years old, but he is like a union leader…..refusing to follow/listen/acknowldege what his more experienced elders (i.e., DH and Grandad)  have known for a very, very, very longtime – … Continue reading

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So Loved and Now Lost

I know it sounds overly dramatic to speak of a lost, inanimate, threadbare, much-in-need-of-a-wash, favourite comfy toy in that way, but that’s how I feel.  I can’t even begin to imagine how DD feels. Today she went to the mall … Continue reading

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Trick or Treat?

Hallow’een has become like Christmas for the kids.  In the run up to the day, they talk about it non-stop and pour as much energy into the celebration as they do into writing their letters to Santa!  They drag me … Continue reading

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