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Moving to Meydan: The new house rollercoaster
“So what do you think?” I asked, gazing at the lounge walls in our empty new villa. The smell of fresh paint tickled my nostrils as I waited for DH’s response. I’d gone for three different colours (green, charcoal and … Continue reading
Why must our lush gardens be destroyed?
A sense of calmness usually descends on me when I stand in my garden. There’s something very peaceful about the scent of frangipani and jasmine all around, the birds chirping away in the trees, and the glorious sight of red, pink … Continue reading
So how was your weekend?
It’s something you don’t expect to hear when you ask someone about their weekend. But with my son attending a school where at least 60 per cent of the students come from airline families (who get super cheap tickets), I’ve … Continue reading
Middle East airlines take glamour to new heights
When my husband, an A380 pilot, goes to work, he’s accompanied by an entourage of cabin crew – I’ve lost count, but it’s something like 27, mostly women in their 20s – who manage to make that glam look seem … Continue reading
Posted in Dubai, Expat Tagged air hostess, airline fashion trends, Emirates cabin crew, Emirates flight attendant, Etihad cabin crew, Etihad flight attendant, Etihad launches new uniforms for cabin crew, flight attendants, get the Emirates glamorous look, glamour in the sky, Middle East airlines image, Middle East flight attendants, pilot's wife Dubai, stylish air hostess, the Emirates look 4 Comments
The green-eyed monster
“Enjoy Sydney,” I said tersely, and I did mean it; it’s just that I wished I was going too. Like I do nearly every time my DH goes on a trip. Yes, I can be a jealous wife – and … Continue reading
Posted in Children, Dubai, Expat, Family, Parenting Tagged balancing life, being married to a pilot, challenges of motherhood, husband who travels a lot, jealous of husband's work trip, mum juggling act, pilot's wife, pilot's wife Dubai, strong-willed difficult children, working mother, working mum, working mum in Dubai 17 Comments
I know you might think, ‘Didn’t she just get back from somewhere?’ when reading this post, and you’d be right. But sometimes you have to do crazy things to, well, make life that bit more interesting. Like fly for 13 … Continue reading
Posted in Dubai, Expat, Travel Tagged Amsterdam, becoming a pilot, being married to a pilot, pilot's wife Dubai 18 Comments
You’d think a six-day mini-holiday to the UK shouldn’t take six days to recover from, but somehow this whole week has been all about getting back into the swing of things. The time difference and arriving back in Dubai on … Continue reading
Hats off to DH
A question I get asked a lot is: “So, does your husband always fly the same route?” I guess I can understand why people might think this – bus drivers, ferry operators, London underground drivers, long-distance truck drivers, mums on … Continue reading