The Ritz Carlton Doha serves up a perfect Friday in Qatar

My son still talks about room 1007.  Sounds a little bit ominous doesn’t it?  But no, that in fact was our room number when we…

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Five Years On: From new Expat on the block to settled Expat Wife

Five years ago, on a cold April day, I said my goodbyes to the UK and boarded a plane to Dubai to live. Apprehensive, nervous,…

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The Lost Identity of an Expat Kid

This week I went to my two year olds Cultural Day at nursery, a rite of passage for the expat kid.  A day to celebrate…

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Is living as an expat the best thing for our kids?

Parenting, it’s just one big round of beating yourself up and feeling guilty. Are you making the right decisions for them.  The little stuff as…

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How the Ritz Carlton Doha changed my mind on Staycations in EIGHT hours

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…

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The Seven Stages of the Expat Life Cycle

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…

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I am not a lady of leisure

I have been called many things in my time.  Wife.  Trailing spouse.  Mum.  Stay-at-home mum.  Expat.  Blogger.  Friend.  Banker.  Daughter.  Laura.  To name but a…

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