Three terrorist attacks in as many months in the UK and for many the cry is “we are not afraid” life carries on as normal.  By halting our plans, our days we are letting them win.  And it’s okay to feel like that. Yet for others, fear is leading them… View Post

In just over a week’s time my eldest son will finish his first year of school.  My very first baby?  Finishing his first year of school?  It doesn’t seem like yesterday that he was just starting, and before that, that he was still my tiny baby. Last September I waved… View Post

As we come to the last days of school here in Qatar.  The lull before everyone leaves for the summer it seems that everyone is trying  to squeeze in one last party.  One last play date.  One last gathering. With every school collection there seems to be another invitation.  Every other… View Post

On Monday morning, around the breakfast table, my husband silently passed his phone over to me.  There was an article open, one which announced the beginning of the diplomatic dispute between Qatar and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Following that announcement came a day of texts from… View Post