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
Flight Lucas was really quite impressive during the flight (we flew with Saudia) we made sure we took the iPad with his favourite videos on and some finger snacks which always keep him occupied! He didn’t make a sound the whole way! On Arrival And we were doing so well…..So it turns out when you … More Family Holiday to Dubai with a baby or 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
There’s always a sense of dread in our household before we head back to the UK (or back to Saudi for that matter) it’s never the most fun task, making the 16 hour door to door journey! However, it always goes relatively well, granted there’s not a lot of sleep for either myself or Dave … More Tips for travelling long haul with an 18 month old
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
The thought of going into labour is terrifying no matter what country you live in. I must admit I was a little more scared over here just because of the language barrier and not knowing exactly how it was going to happen, how I would arrive at the hospital and how it was all going … More Giving Birth in Saudi Arabia!!
So, I’ve been asked by a lot of people back in the UK what it was like being pregnant out here and how the whole hospital system worked. I also would have found it very helpful to know others experiences when I was pregnant, so here goes!!! My best friend back home was pregnant at … More Being a Pregnant Expat in Saudi Arabia
So, travelling with a baby is never the most fun part of a holiday!! Living in Saudi Arabia also means that unfortunately we cannot get back home to Preston without a transfer at some point! The good news is this does mean we have a multitude of airlines to choose from!! So far with Lucas, … More Travelling with Saudi Arabian Airlines and a baby