Chalking the holidays up to experience..


Lets face it, kids doodles have their place. We’re delighted with those school offerings, heck, they even take pride of place takes to the ‘fridge, and heck, some even get framed. It’s the ones that make their indelible mark on sofa’s, walls and worse that we are not so fond of. Teaching our little ones NOT to draw on leather, wood or walls is a bit

Family Eats – Bertin Bistro


Life is a series of good and bad food. For me, a good day would be when I’ve eaten something that has made me feel grateful for being alive. For our family of four, today was certainly that day. The decor at Bertin Bistro  transported me to a serene place. I felt far from the stress-inducing hustle and bustle of Sheikh Zayed Road,  which was amazing

Prep the house, before the Turkey! Have a happy holiday home this season.


You are looking around a new property – taking in the living space – what’s one of the first thoughts on your mind?  If your immediate answer *isn’t* ‘ Where will the Christmas Tree go?’ – then we can’t be friends. But seriously, bringing that festive feeling home is as big a job as the wrapping and Turkey stuffing – although I maintain it’s *all*

MAMARAZZI! #mamameets Kids Academy UAE at Caboodle

caboodle collage

We held another mega #mamameets Coffee & Playdate  at the fabulous Caboodle, Dubai Mall, kindly hosted by Kids Academy UAE – who shared their early childcare wisdom and told us more about their new Jumeirah based nursery location. The full photo set can be found on our Facebook page here

Once upon a time, in a land of love and Louboutins..

Sparkly ones...

When you’ve been ‘ round the Mulberry bush too many times to count, are all Gruffalo’d out and can take no more Dahl.. what do you do? Revert to inventing amusing stories with family members in the lead roles ? ( looks at self) *OR* retain a leetle bit of night time sanity with a book that captures the imagination of most grown up girlies

Mama Meets Coffee & Play at Caboodle, Dubai Mall – SUNDAY

Caboodle Cafe  comfortable & spacious..

We are delighted to announce the new season, with a new day and timings.. and a lovely new hostess. Join us every SUNDAY MORNING , at Caboodle Pamper & Play , Dubai Mall 10 am to 12pm   Sunday  for: Coffee • 2-hour access to the 2 play areas – Soft Play Area & Big Play Area and the structured , themed activities that Caboodle

Jennifer Aniston for Emirates – The One With The A380


It seems there is not a place in the world you can’t find yourself a Friends re-run on some channel or other – this we like. Could it be more comforting to see Chandler, Monica et al goofing around our screens? Whilst our own travel budgets have yet to extend to business class and above, on a constant basis, the world of celebrity endorsements just

#mamameets ‘Make Believe Baby’ at HALLOWEEN!


When we held our #mamameets HALLOWEEN Coffee & Playdate at Kidz Venture, JBR this week – we knew there was only one person to call. We’ve seen Fiona’s cutest ‘ Make Believe Baby‘ set ups via her Little Majlis store and on the Facebook page and knew it couldn’t be a ‘mamavent‘ without the most gorgeous souvenir keepsake snapshot for our mama’s to take away..

Nursery – baby unit leader.


A British nursery in Dubai Marina is looking to hire a full time female Native English speaker to lead the Baby unit starting from 1st September 2015, Minimum qualification: CACHE Level 2. And 2 years’ experience working with children under 2 years old Job description: 1. Maintains an open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child and family. 2. Promote feelings of security and trust

Moving on up ? – make it easy on yourself

moving out

  No two ways about it people, moving in, *or* out is stressful, expensive, and well.. enough to drive you to cake at the very least. As expats it’s largely unavoidable however, so here are some tips on how to avoid the wrath of the landlord and make a rental feel like home With 84 per cent of Dubai expat population renting rather than owning