Bigger is better

Yesterday I watched my 7 year old son recover from sinus surgery. It was traumatic – the crying, the fainting, the nausea, and Lion had a terrible time of it too. Less said the better, but at least I can recommend a good ENT now that my two snot-monsters have been through procedures. Dr Shuker…

Back to my Sandpit

Do you remember last week – I was having anxiety attacks about the number of construction vehicles on the vacant lot outside my house? I was concerned that the Dubai construction boom might actually be back, and it was starting 25 metres from my youngest son’s bedroom. There were whopping great spotlights all pointed to…

‘One and Only’ Husbands

Yesterday at 4:40pm I played SMS tag with Hambone Him: Pissed. Long lunchMe: maybe u shld head home n have a sleep. Don’t 4get dinner w J and N tonightHim: lallllaallllaaaalllllaaaaaaaaaaaaMe: u r abt to get in trouble. U r a very naughty boyHim: rdjudgfffggffffffgghjgjtfhhhaaasass!! Unworthy of a reply I thought, so I sent “J”…

Alarm Bells

I was awoken two days ago by some particularly annoying beeping. In my half-sleep stupor I managed to clear my bedside table of all the important breakable stuff whilst trying to reach for the iphone. I blindly flicked where the snooze button was supposed to be several times but the infernal noise continued. I squinted…

Solitude

Today I had breakfast at Dean and Deluca’s at Souk al Bahar, which is near the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. You know those things that are the biggest of their kind in the world? Funny, I often miss the civilised nature of Australia, but there, they boast “The Big Pineapple” and “The giant…

Exported

I am going to reminisce. I really should have started this blog 2 and a half years ago, but I ….well, I have dozens of reasons, none of which are particularly interesting, so I won’t bore you. My family (which consisted of Hambone – clever husband who got the job in Dubai, Lion – 4…