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…

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…