Archive for June, 2011

Dubai, expat life, heat, Summer, weather

Sodding Summer

Sodding Summer

Upon awakening this morning, I could not see out my windows. Lion asked me if it had been raining – the condensation was thick and punctuated with large rivulets that revealed the jungle our garden has become. But if I look out the windows on the second storey, I can […]

June 22, 2011 ×

apple, apple tea cakes, cakes and pastries, cupcakes, dessert, maple syrup

Apple Tea Cakes

Apple Tea Cakes

Sometimes I like to tell myself that the junk I eat is good for me. This recipe, for example. It is good for me, because I halved the suggested amount of sugar (although I added a little maple syrup for flavour), I included apple (hence helping on the old 5 […]

June 21, 2011 ×

acland st, cicciolina, expat life, home, melbourne, restaurants, south melbourne market, st kilda, travel, visitors

Going home

Going home

Home As an expat, one only seems to return home for an event or a catch up. If it’s for an event, you catch up with as many people as you can while you’re there, and if you come back purely for a catch up, you try and schedule it […]

June 19, 2011 ×

expat, health, mothers, worry

Just in case you’re wondering where I’ve been…

Just in case you’re wondering where I’ve been…

I’ve loved being an expat. Apart from Dubai’s double-sided sticky red tape, the ridiculous season they tamely term “summer” and those few crazy drivers that are always trying to kill me, I’ve been very happy here. To be honest, I haven’t missed Melbourne much – all the things I have […]

June 10, 2011 ×