Losing my style and trying to find it again

I’ve been looking through my wardrobe rather despondently recently. Whilst there are lots of pretty party dresses it’s lacking in any kind of substance other…

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…