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Khor Fakkan roadside beach, Fujairah

We saw the coast of Khor Fakkan at the top of the hill at Al Bidyah Mosque and the children have spoken: beach next!! Our very kind driver from Novotel Hotel Fujairah, where we stayed during our trip to Fujairah happily obliged. "Are you married?", I asked him. "Do you have kids?" "No, madame I don't have kids but I know kids. Let's go to the beach before we go back to the … [Read More...]

Expat Life

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Working mom in the train

  I just got to my seat at work and a quick check at my inbox, I know today's going to be a long day. A work colleague went for his annual vacation (we get 30 days off each year) and I need to … [Read More...]

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Icflix and Lumia 535 DSF 2015 deal

Inny minny miny mo...which smartphone user are you? My husband is a Windows phone fan and is naturally, very intrigued with the new Lumia 535, the first Windows Phone from Microsoft with the Microsoft … [Read More...]

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Dubai Miracle Garden

Where did you go during the 3 days new year holidays? As for my family, we were just home most of the time until we got bored and decided to see the sun outside. We finally went to Dubai Miracle … [Read More...]

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BLOGGING

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Meet up with Michael Hodson, travel blogger

Traveling. Writing. Writing while traveling. Traveling to write something. I’d really love to do that. I mean, that would be the best way to live my life, for me. I am passionate to do both until the day I die, so to speak. So naturally, I stalk travel blogs and do a lot of arm […]

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Blogger Outreach: Travel edition

Just right after I wrote about blogger outreach a couple of days ago, this landed in my inbox: “Hello. We’re looking for expat bloggers living in Dubai to blog about our airline client. Our client will fly the selected bloggers to a city in Asia and they will have to blog about their experiences.  Can you send us your […]

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Blogger Outreach: is it worth it?

Lately, I’ve seen more and more companies in Dubai catching up with what is called: blogger outreach. Blogger outreach is simply defined as the authentic pairing of your business with bloggers who create quality, engaging content about YOU! A blogger outreach campaign can be an opportunity to spread the word about your brand across numerous sites.  […]

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khor fakkan

Khor Fakkan roadside beach, Fujairah

We saw the coast of Khor Fakkan at the top of the hill at Al Bidyah Mosque and the children have spoken: beach next!! Our very kind driver from Novotel Hotel Fujairah, where we stayed during our trip … [Read More...]

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What’s cookin

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Gourmet Cooking Class at Benjarong

Sometime last week, I got a random email saying I've won a place in a cooking class at Benjarong Thai Restaurant in Dusit Thani Hotel. I've been to a cooking class before, at Amita's Cooking School in … [Read More...]

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Personal Stuff

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That long, nervous, stressful week

Hello unfazed, beautiful people. How was your week? Mine had been a nightmare. I had a pregnancy scare. Just to be clear, it was nothing but a scare. I am not pregnant and hope not to be until … [Read More...]

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Kids, grades and homework

I got an email from Pristine's teacher a few days ago asking for a preferred date to meet. No, she is not in trouble or something. The school reports have been sent home so the school is setting up … [Read More...]

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Benjamin’s going to school soon!

It's inevitable. We just submitted school registration papers for Benjamin. I still can't believe he'll be going to school already. Wasn't it just yesterday when he was still a baby who clings to me … [Read More...]

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OPERATION: DEFLATE

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#GraceGetFit Week 9 &10: Falling off the wagon

Did you see that coming? If there’s something I learned this year, especially the last 10 weeks, it’s that I know why it is very easy for people to jump into the fitness wagon – you know, an overcrowded gym a the new year roll in and then only half the crowd by February.  I […]

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#GraceGetFit Week 8: The difference one year makes

It’s my birthday today. I feel like one whole year just flew by. Last year, I wasn’t doing anything exercise or diet wise. My fitness life was zero. I had zero motivation and used breastfeeding as an excuse to eat anything. Mindless eating and inactivity – it shows in my body and in my face. […]

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#GraceGetFit Week 4 and 5: Cardio is not enough

Holy smokes, what has happened to my fitness posts? They are all in my head and have yet to escape through my fingers and onto the keyboard. In case you are wondering what has happened in the fitness front, I am still doing my 14 week fitness challenge. Here’s a wrap up of Weeks 4 […]

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WE TRIED. WE TESTED.

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Eataly at the Dubai Mall

My husband, the foodie among us swears by Eataly. "It's great! The pasta is good, the pizza, superb, the cheeses? To die for!" "Make sure to order their in house mozzarella or burrata!" He has … [Read More...]

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Valentine’s day at Seville’s

  I'll tell you a secret: we never celebrate Valentine's day, even during the time when we were still dating. And now that we are married and have kids, Valentine's day is just one of those … [Read More...]

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