Spring cleaning is the traditional time to deep clean your home, paying particular attention to annual cleaning tasks and difficult to reach areas. Historically, the arrival of spring gave us the chance to open the windows to let fresh air and light back into our homes after a long winter. Now that we have technically-advanced appliances to assist with the daily chores, is spring cleaning still … [Read more...] about It’s spring cleaning time!
Is it me, or has Christmas gone a little out of control this year? A quick flick through social media this afternoon and in five minutes I have seen several "Christmas Tree of the Year" contests, "rare" The Elf on the Shelf sets worth over £300 (seriously? I don't even spend that on my family, let alone a doll!), personalised dogs' Christmas stockings, and people going crazy trying to find this … [Read more...] about A simple Christmas
I love pretty things. Pink things. Floral things. Things to put other things in. You get the picture. So when I stumbled across this beautiful pink metal suitcase whilst shopping in our local department store, I knew that I had to have it. Little did I know then, that it was going to teach me a valuable lesson! At AED495 (approx. USD135) this was not a purchase I was going to make lightly. Of … [Read more...] about The Tale of the Pretty Pink Suitcase: A lesson in shopping
Today was the big day. The day we had been planning for since school broke up at the end of June. Back To School Day, Sunday 28th August. I’ve organised everything, planned for every eventuality and blogged about it for weeks. But life had other plans, and we were... late! You see, despite our early bedtime last night, a final check that everything was ready and (I admit it), a little smile to … [Read more...] about Sometimes all you can do is smile: Alarm Fail and the night-before routine
For the past month we have been on holiday back in the UK, staying with family in the south of England and Scotland. We have spent some glorious summer days exploring and sightseeing, but I must admit that after four weeks away, I am beginning to miss our little family home in Dubai. Don’t get me wrong, I have loved spending time with our families, catching up with friends and being spoiled … [Read more...] about An English woman’s home is her castle
How are your new year resolutions going? Remember them? Personally I am not a great fan of resolutions - they are too restrictive, too easy to "fail" at. Which is why I loved the concept of a One Little Word to guide me through the year. And this year, my word is "Grace". "A thought that changed the World... Grace finds beauty in everything" - U2 ("Grace") So what is a One Little Word? … [Read more...] about One Little Word – 2016