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Becoming an expat is exciting and daunting all at the same time. Children process things differently however, their world is small, cosy, familiar and comfortable. We spend an awful lot of time as parents building a routine for our children and moving to a foreign country can threaten to upset this and put undue stress on a child. Although moving with your kids to Dubai was initially your decision, you can and should involve them in the decision making process with regards to aspects of their move. Read more

hartland-international-schoolHartland International School have organized a ‘Meet the Principal’ event at the Arabian Ranches Golf Club on Saturday 31st of January at 9.30am until 12.30pm. The Founding Principal, Dr. Paul Silverwood, the Head of Primary Ms. Melissa McBride and Early Years Coordinator, Ms. Vanessa Temple will be available to meet parents and explain the ethos of the School. Hartland International School are offering something unique to Dubai with its curriculum design and longer school that focuses on the individual attention of each child. Visit the Arabian Ranches on Saturday to find out more. Read more

ask louiseQuestionWe are a family of 3, in the process of moving to Dubai. Our son is 8.5 years old and we are considering some “outstanding or good” schools for his education. Living in a residential locality close to the school is a huge advantage. My wife will be working at the Dubai International Financial city. Our budget is AED 80,000 -100,000  for a 2 bedroom apartment/villa. Having done a little bit of research on the net, we have a chosen a few localities. They are al Barsha, JLT, Discovery Gardens. However, the schools we are considering are located at a distance of 17 to 23 kms from these places. My queries are the following: Read more

declutter-meIs your store room, garage or even living room, piled up with a jenga pile of boxes currently? Being piled up can become a fire hazard plus do you know that little bugs like sleeping in them? Are you using up valuable areas in your home and office with these boxes?

I always find with my declutter session with clients, that the hardest items to dispose of are the boxes for electrical items. Many people keep these boxes thinking that they will come handy in the future. The reasons for holding onto the boxes usually evaporate when I explain that it can be a fire hazard, wastage of space, etc.

Today I want to share with you my tips for keeping boxes for your electrical appliances: Read more

Arabian Ranches LadiesRanches Ladies is a club that encourages friendship and understanding between ladies of all nationalities. They meet every Tuesday morning, at 9.30 in Baker-Finch Room of the Arabian Ranches Golf Club. They have a very active calendar with guest speakers, books and magazines exchange, trips to local places of interest – get to know Dubai and groups catering to special interests such as walking, bridge, book discussion, Scottish dancing, gardening, mahjong and many more.

The annual membership is AED 100 and covers administrative costs. The organisation is entirely non-profit and non-commercial. Benefits of membership include receiving the Sunday Post, a weekly email message of the week’s events. Read more

missing-dogPet’s Name or Answers To:  Spock/Spocky
Last Seen or Found (when and where):  Last Seen Al Quoz 1, 42a ST.
Microchip Number:  900000000053626
Municipality Tag Number:
Collar Color:  Beige, with Blue name/number tag.

Pet’s Description:
Chiuahua. Chocolate white colour (White with black markings.) Male. DOB 21.06.2014

If found please contact:  Joshua Thong | Email:  joshuanthong@gmail.com | Mobile Number:  +971 5 875 8125 Read more

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