When your Christmas flight gets cancelled

Yesterday saw me sobbing down the phone uttering the phrase. But it’s Christmas… The season of goodwill, family, friends and love.  A chance to catch…

Dear Husband, organiser of holidays, how do you feel about Greece?

It’s a long standing joke with all of our friends that my husband is Mr Organised, particularly when it comes to holidays. We have all…

Every Friendship has a Story to be Told

Every friendship has a story to be told. Quite often there is that one pinnacle moment where you look at the other person and realise,…

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

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…

Three Perfect Dresses for a Christmas Cruise

This time next month we will have boarded a plane, and then another plane, and then a boat.  And of course it will also be…

The day I walked past the baby aisle

Doing my weekly shop. As normal. Meandering round the shop, weaving in and out of everyone, throwing a lifetime supply of pasta in the trolley…

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…