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Home – Home/Same – Same

Last month I took my daughter and my youngest son to Ireland.  Since moving to Dubai over ten years ago, it was their first ever trip back in spring.  One day, when walking through my parents’ garden, I caught myself … Continue reading

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Pampered Pooch

As a child growing up with a pet pooch, I recall snuggles with a fluffy German shepherd, poos the size of cow pats that no 21st biodegradable poop bag could hold and enough moulted hair to knit a sweater a … Continue reading

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Amazing Dubai

Having children opens the door to that beautiful opportunity to re-experience life through their innocent eyes, and watch them teach you how to effortlessly live in the moment. Raising children in Dubai opens up another world that I never knew … Continue reading

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What do you call a Heatwave in the Desert?

It started last weekend. The end of May is unusually early. I wasn’t prepared. It felt like it came out of nowhere and blindsided me. At one point, I thought it was just me. After 7 years in the desert, … Continue reading

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The Joys of Boys

Growing up as the middle child flanked by a brother on either side was interesting and challenging at the same time. The pre-teen years through to the later teen years were the most challenging, and required me to hone a … Continue reading

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On Being Irish Part 2

The other day at work, I was speaking to an Irish/Scottish friend who said a word that I, as an Irish expat, have not heard or used in eons.  The word was ‘messages’.  Any guesses as to what that might … Continue reading

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Car chats part…..err…..can’t remember which part……

On our way home from school this afternoon, DS1 mentioned that a girl in his class told him ‘there is no such thing as Santa Claus.’ Glancing in my rear view mirror I could see DD nod her head knowingly.  … Continue reading

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