Desert Safari

After weekends filled with admin, furniture shopping, and jobs we’d finally got to the point where we could start doing the fun things, that Dubai has in abundance.  It’s hard with the summer heat to convince yourself going outside is a good plan. I’d describe it as a backwards winter – you only really want … More Desert Safari

Eloping (ish)

We got engaged in Copenhagen in June 2016, where in a quiet corner of an amazing restaurant I got asked the big question.  We began planning a wedding, and after finding out our perfect venue was fully booked until 2018, we happily settled into a long engagement. Along came Dubai, and after a few long … More Eloping (ish)


After a few weeks I needed to leave Dubai to renew my visa. There were a few options but 8 hours on a bus by myself, in the summer heat didn’t really win me over. Everyone kept telling us how beautiful Muscat was, and it seemed like the perfect excuse for a weekend break after … More Oman

Moving Day

Like Kevin MccAlistar, I had realised that living in a hotel wasn’t always easy.  Our hotel was great,  but due to a lack of kitchen and having to avoid the daily clean, in the kind of heat where you couldn’t just pop outside for a bit, it wasn’t always the most relaxing situation.  And although … More Moving Day


So we had an empty apartment (and after a few stressful phone calls – electricity and water), the fun really began FURNITURE SHOPPING!   Hear me out. When I was little I loved Dollshouses, altogether less bothered by the dolls/people – I was more interesting in rearranging the furniture, and when I was a teenager, … More Decorating

Finding An Apartment

If you haven’t already guessed from the packing blog,  sometimes the inner project manager in me takes over, and my happy place often involves a colour-coded excel spreadsheet and a plan B. (and C,D,E…) Initially, looking for an apartment in Dubai did NOT take me to my happy place.  As you cannot rent an apartment … More Finding An Apartment