So – in my quest to be more organised and efficient I write this post from the comfort of an exercise bike at the gym!!! Either I’m winning at life right now or I should probably be working harder on the bike – I feel it might be the latter…! 😳 I’ve also recently discovered … More “Time is none refundable, use it with intention” – Unknown
New year, new (ish) job, studying and trying to keep fit….! The start of January has been a whirlwind of exercise, work, assignments and the odd bit sleep!! I got promoted from Headteacher’s PA to office manager just before Christmas, turns out, they were going easy on me….! Back at school and WOW am I … More When your to do list has a to do list…
As the dark nights and mornings start to draw in and I see what our Saudi friends are up to in the 40+ degree heat and blazing sunshine, there are certain aspect of our expat life I begin to miss….. 1. Waking up to sunshine 350 days of the year. There is something amazing about … More Top 10 things I miss about Saudi Arabia
Your New Years resolutions start in September!!!! 1. This year I’m determined not to be the ‘yes man’, all too often I spend my day solving everyone else’s problems because I feel bad signposting colleagues elsewhere. Particularly teachers who only have a 20 min break/45min lunch, if they have a questions or problem I like … More You know you work in a school when….
I’ve been working since I was 16, starting off at a supermarket whilst I was studying at college and university. I have a BSc in Neuropsychology as my original plan was to be a clinical psychologist, however, being young and impatient I didn’t have the time (or finances!!!) to study for my masters and PhD … More What got me here?
We travelled to Singapore from Riyadh in October 2016 with our 2.5 year old and did a whole mixed bag of beach, city, and theme park break!! It an absolutely beautiful and amazing city and I can’t recommend it enough. Flight We flew with Qatar Airways, which are a fab airline. The new and updated … More Singapore – Orchard Road with a Two Year Old Toddler
Unlike many of my friends I have never flown on my own with Lucas, it’s just always worked out that Dave was with us, much to my relief!!! However, this Easter Dave had some business travel and a long weekend at the Bahrain Grand Prix planned, nursery was closed and most of Lucas’s little buddies … More Travelling with Air France and a toddler or baby
By far the most challenging and frustrating part of the whole process was registering Lucas and getting all his birth documents in order to apply for his British passport. We also had a deadline of 10 May to get back to the UK for my best friend’s Hen do and my younger brother’s wedding, but … More Registering a British Newborn in Saudi Arabia