Seven year old birthdays and the question of the party bag

In around seven weeks my eldest turns seven. SEVEN. I absolutely cannot believe that the tiny baby that was pulled out of me with seconds…

How To Put Together A Will As An Expat

For many people, the chance to move abroad is the ultimate dream and an opportunity to live out your days in a sun-soaked paradise. And…

How holiday planning has changed…

This weekend my husband finally landed in from Qatar ready for four weeks of English summer holiday fun. We met him the morning after he…

Reliving my wedding vows as I prepare to reunite with my husband

My husband arrives home at the end of this week and I couldn’t be more ready for him to land. He lands on Thursday night…

Tonight I lost my shit

Tonight I lost my shit. Totally and utterly lost it. I’m not sure where it went but I went off like a rocket. And now…

A Day Out at Blists Hill Victorian Village with Children

Sometimes you revisit places from your childhood and discover that they aren’t as shiny as your memories recall. And other times you’re simply blown away…

I can imagine living here

Today, for the first time in six years, I imagined myself living back in the UK full time. I pushed the pram up the hill…