Home is where the heart is

For the past five years we’ve been living out of the UK.  Away from home comforts, all that is familiar and those we love. Don’t…

The terror that potty training can bring

Before I had children I couldn’t imagine much past the baby stage to be honest.  I just assumed nappies would be around forever expertly containing…

The World is Your Oyster: My Mum’s 60th Birthday Trip

As a family we love to travel, we’ve never made a secret of it.  So it will come as no surprise that for my mums…

Our Plan to drive to France this summer

I am not a car person.  I do not know my boot from my bonnet.  My Toyota from my Nissan.  My SUV from my…. well…

Meal Plan: Our top five meals this week

Last week I shared a snapshot of what we had eaten throughout the week, hopefully it was inspiring for some.  This week meal planning mayhem…

How to Create a Family Budget that Really Works

Setting up a family budget isn’t exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but it’s an important part of making sure that you and…

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

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,…