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Posts Tagged ‘family’

Last week I anxiously sat next to my 11 year old son as he bravely ate scrambled egg! Why was this such a big deal I hear you say. Well this was the first time he had eaten egg since suffering an anaphylaxis shock aged six at his friends birthday party. The news was great he is not allergic to eggs anymore so Friday mornings before rugby training he can now look forward to a plate of bacon, black pudding, baked beans and a fried egg (sunny side up!!). Unfortunately I still have to carry an Epipen around with me as he is still highly allergic to sesame and peanut. I do not require just one Epipen but four as he needs one on him at all times at school, one in the nurses room, one that I leave at home and one that I carry with me.  Read more

Jebel Shams in Oman

Many people may think that getting outdoors, and especially camping, in the summer is just not an option… well they would be wrong. Across the border in Oman, in the Hajar mountain range, Jebel Shams and Jebel Akhdar both offer opportunities for camping in the hottest months of the year. Read more

Dubai has many different communities each with their own amenities, services, shops, restaurants, ect.  While it is nice to discover your new surroundings on your own at your own pace, it is often useful to have some help.  Many communities offer forums, web and face book pages which offer a comprehensive resource about what it’s actually like to live in these communities, services available and events due to take place. Some of these sites are resident run and have nothing to do with the master developer such as Emaar or Nakeel.

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Ramadan is the month where Allah revealed the Holy Quran to Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) so that he could convey the message to mankind. It falls on the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is the Holy month when Muslims fast from dawn until sunset. Ramadan begins by the sighting of the new moon which is announced by the Ramadan Crescent sighting committee. Read more

If you’ve ever found yourself lugging a booster seat out of your car and into somebody else’s (or worse – into a plane!) I can almost guarantee that in the process you banged it on various parts of the car and yourself, and perhaps even uttered some language you weren’t entirely proud of. Why are they so enormous? Well, as it turns out, not all of them are…

Enter the Bubblebum. Read more

The most common time to relocate to any country is during the summer months. For families with school aged children, July or August is the only option to enable the children to start their new school at the beginning of the term. Relocating to Dubai during summer however can pose additional challenges; primarily the soaring summer temperatures, and the likelihood of coinciding with the Muslim Holy month of Ramadan.  But how do these two factors really affect moving to Dubai and what advice can we offer to help make the process as stress free as possible? Read more

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