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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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Spring Fayre

The Spring Fayre is the highlight of the school’s fundraising calendar.  It is a great day of fun where the teachers, the PTA, parents and children come together as a community to help raise as much money as they can … Continue reading

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