It only took a second

Living in the Middle East has meant that the boys are experiencing a different childhood to the one that I had.  Instead of apple trees…

But a picnic is so boring!!

This summer we went on a lot of days out in the UK. A lot.  We went to the Tramway Museum, the Black Country Museum,…

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…

Friends for a reason, a season or a lifetime?

The thing about being an expat is that life is very transient. You make friends, then they move away.  So you make more friends, then…

Running in Qatar; my plan for the Doha College 2017 10km Race

Right now I am training to run a 10k race here in Doha.  Yep, I have a 10k race running plan in action and I am…

Five top tips for making bath time fun

It’s true that when it comes to bath time, your child’s reaction is always 50/50. Some children can’t wait to get in and enjoy the…

Now you are five years old; a letter to my eldest on …

Now you are five years old. FIVE. One moment you were a tiny newborn in my arms, reliant on me for everything, I blinked and…