Staycations have never really appealed to me. I mean, why would I go and stay in a hotel in the city that I live in when I have a perfectly good house, a valid passport and a thirst to go and see the world?  Even if that city is Doha,… View Post

This time next month we will have boarded a plane, and then another plane, and then a boat.  And of course it will also be Christmas Eve. Yep, this Christmas we’re off on a cruise round the Caribbean. After a trip on the Azura last January which completely changed my perspective… View Post

Doing my weekly shop. As normal. Meandering round the shop, weaving in and out of everyone, throwing a lifetime supply of pasta in the trolley as that is the only thing my two year old eats. As normal. Then it happened. I walked past the baby aisle, and carried on.… View Post

A year in Qatar and I’d say we’re just about settled into our expat life here.  The boys are both at school or nursery, we’re in our (second) home and the pictures have (just about) made it up on the walls. We are passed the stage of the what on… View Post

I’ve been looking through my wardrobe rather despondently recently. Whilst there are lots of pretty party dresses it’s lacking in any kind of substance other than that.  It’s kind of like I’ve lost my identity, lost my style, lost my fashion sense since becoming a stay at home mum, lost… View Post