#effitfriday – 27th May 2016

This week #effitfriday is being brought to your from the UK. Yep, I’ve said goodbye to Dubai and become a fully fledged resident once more. So it’s Friday, it’s a little bit drizzly as I type this, and true to form #effitfriday the ultimate rant linky party is back for all things ranty. Any rant big or small is welcome. Funny or serious it doesn’t …

Saying Goodbye to Dubai

And so today we board our flight, our final goodbyes have been said, and now it’s time to say goodbye to Dubai.  We had a final phot shoot down in Dubai Creek with the very talented Sophia Mattia and here are some of my favourites from the day.

#effitfriday – 20th May 2016

Today is my last Friday in Dubai *sob* but other than my tears the fact that it is Friday that can mean only one thing, #effitfriday the ultimate rant linky party is back for all things ranty. Any rant big or small is welcome. Funny or serious it doesn’t matter, all that matters is that you got it off your chest when you wrote it. My …

Fresh Air and Flowers

Those of you that have been to Dubai, particularly during the warmer months will know about the heat.  It’s scorching.  Temperatures can soar up to 50 degrees.  What I didn’t realise before I got here was the fact that coupled with this immense heat is high humidity.  80% high humidity.  Scorching and sweating.  What a combination.  What a lack of flowers in my life, no …

Mattel Play! Town Dubai Review

Soft play is becoming expensive now I have two of them to pay for.  Unfortunately living in Dubai with summer looming soft play is also becoming our inevitable, go to, activity to get out of the house.  So we go.  We play.  To the same ones, time and time again.  Which is why I, like most of Dubai, was excited to hear about Mattel Play! …

When the Class Teddy Comes to Stay

If you follow me on Facebook (and if you aren’t why on earth not!) you might have seen that this weekend we brought home the class teddy. Meet Louis.  Louis the Lobster. Yes, this weekend was our turn to tout around the class teddy, take photos and stick them in the book.  Louis has been home with everyone in the class, we are one of the last …

The Flat Pack Wars; Four Hours to Make a Bed

I’m getting a little bit nostalgic with our leaving Dubai date heading towards me faster than a speeding train, writing our three year wedding anniversary post and remembering our past houses.  Have I ever told you that before the heady days of being an expat in the sunshine we lived in London and we thought we were IT.  Ok ok I thought I was it. …

When Mommy Bloggers Go To War

Mommy blogging wars.  Like the fabricated mummy wars but even bitchier, because we all have access to words to write down our deepest, venomous thoughts.  Welcome to the mommy blogging wars, Mommy got nasty, nails got sharpened and so it began. “Dear Mommy Blogger – You Suck” as a blogger, a Mummy blogger – I like to differentiate from my US counterparts, I will never …