Newsflash! I came to the UAE to work and earn money. That means getting up and going even when the sun is hot enough to fry an egg on the pavement. Heading into the 98% humidity and feeling your underboobs becoming a morass of sweat. Feeling your skilfully applied cat eye dissolve into black mush…… Continue reading How to Keep Your Professional Cool in Dubai
Living in a desert climate can do a number on your skin. The water is harsh (desalinated don’t you know!) and can turn your skin into ashy patches faster than you can say “Elephant skin!” The A/C is a necessary evil if you want to, ya know, survive. But it dehydrates to prune status lickety…… Continue reading Best Products for Surviving in Dubai
Exciting times ahead. 🎉 Hubby and I got married 13 years ago. We didn’t have a big production, in fact we eloped. Long story for another blogpost! I’ve never been one to dream of the big white dress, the reception or the cake. He’s been married before and was, I think, relieved that he didn’t…… Continue reading Planning A Vow Renewal Ceremony
Me and mine have been, and no doubt still are, at the receiving end of untold amounts of gossip over the years. Most of it malicious, some of it warranted. Since I’m not a click – y person and very much prefer to do my own thing, I’ve never felt the need to gossip about…… Continue reading Gossip, girl
Hubby and I do date nights to 1. remind us why we married us and 2. to get out and be adults, sans kid, just for a little while. However, since we ARE parents, money for these things often runs out in favour of the thousandth pair of shoes G needs. She grows like a…… Continue reading 5 of the cheapest date night ideas
Aeons ago, when I was still at high school, a teacher made me take an aptitude test. In those days those tests were a thing and, together with good marks could get you into a good university. I was in standard 9 ( grade 11) when I tested off the charts in Language ability and…… Continue reading Am I too old for a career change?
We’ve been interested in homeschooling for a while, ever since G was in grade 1. School’s in the UAE are difficult and quantity over quality education is an issue. The whole thing kicked off with G being bullied by her teacher and developing a near pathological dislike for regular schools. Her school career started well…… Continue reading Our homeschooling journey