The Recipe for a Perfect Move

Somewhere in the middle of last week my husband and I became obsessed with coleslaw. Ridculous, I know, but there we were with the recipe book open discussing which cabbage, savoy or chinese, like the world depended on our decision. It was Eid Al Adha and with the kids off school, and both of us not working, it meant time was on our side. Time we … [Read more...]

A Simple Move – An Expat Goodbye

Initially the move sounded simple, from one side of the compound to the other. When the packers came to quote I stressed how easy it would be. "It's just down the end of the street and you make a right." "Yes" he had the look of a man who had heard it all before "but we still need to pack it, load it on a truck and get it into your new house. … [Read more...]

Us and The Girls

It was one of the last jobs to be done. I was packing up the beach house in Australia to head back to Qatar; towels were washed and folded, I'd cleared out the debris from under everyone's beds receiving the unspoken surprise monologues from my absent children *Surprise Mum! Here's where I left all those socks you've been searching for, and look, … [Read more...]