kids

birthday parties, family, kids, parental madness, western culture

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

Lucrecia is a lovely gal. She’s happy all the time. She brings energy and giggles into any room, but not only that, she’s worldly, opinionated, unabashed and particularly good at funny voices. I had always thought she was smarter than the average bear, but then she invited me to Angel’s […]

May 18, 2011 ×

Christmas, Dubai, hotels, incompetence, kids, rant, Sheraton

Crapmas

Crapmas

Enjoyment against all odds 1pm yesterday revealed a great disappointment. We had intended to attend the tree lighting at the Montgomerie (swanky golf club managed by swankier hotel chain The Address.) closer inspection to the website had revealed it was on the 11th, not on the 10th as I had […]

December 11, 2010 ×

kids, observation, wedding

Children v none

Children v none

Last weekend I was treated to a wedding where a surprising number of the guests were childless. These people are unofficially known as our “cool friends”. Is it uncool to use the word cool now? I’ve no idea. Anyway, I made several observations that I would like to share. Not […]

November 24, 2010 ×

birthday parties, Dubai, Gourmet Burger Kitchen, iFly, kids, Mirdif City Center, parental madness, shopping, take away

i fly – at least I would if I didn’t get helmet hair

i fly – at least I would if I didn’t get helmet hair

Last weekend was Lion’s birthday party. My first baby is now 7, and (probably due to incessant pizza eating) is now so heavy I cannot lift him. He is also as tall as my armpits – although that is no great challenge, because I think I only miss out on […]

October 25, 2010 ×