Think something might have gotten a little lost in translation there. “Return to Village” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it as “Balik Kampung” does it? But safe and sound to the village I have returned (like literally, because we do live in an actual village), for the Raya (Eid) holidays. YAY!
And teenager makes 3. Apparently storks now deliver kids of all ages to your doorstep, because with the recent arrival of our eldest son in Dubai, I have officially become a full-time expat Mum!
Lucky. Blessed. Grateful – those are the words that first come to mind when I think of our new flat.
Hot. Dark. Hungry – those are the next, because in order to afford it, we sparingly turn on the air-conditioner. we live by the light of the Telly. and food has become a luxury.
And just like that, with 3 taps of my ruby stilettos, we’re mid-way through the year! Is it age that seems to make time fly even faster? OK, don’t answer that.
… doesn’t really do squat for me and the fact that I don’t particularly like apples has nothing to do with it whatsoever! Since I moved to Dubai, I often get asked why I seem to spend more time at home than I actually do in Dubai. The answer is quite simple really – I have regular dates with my Rheumatologist. Yes, I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA for those in the know OR people like me who still aren’t quite sure how to spell it! While I never imagined that my condition would ever be a topic of discussion on my blog, it is as much a part of me as everything else – it just doesn’t live in a happy place.
Day 527 • Thursday • 14 Jan 16 • Today’s High 23º
Is it too far into January to still say Happy New Year? Let’s just say Happy Newish Year then!
As Poss and I celebrated New Year at home last year, this time we thought we’d experience Dubai’s spectacular display – a domino effect of fireworks that were going to light up the night sky across multiple locations. And although it would be physically impossible to follow this fireworks trail, even with a jet pack strapped to your back, there’s still nothing quite like seeing it “live”, so one location would have to do.