When it’s hot, enjoy cold stuff!

Here in the UAE, summer is warm…okay hot. The temps hover around 37-42oC. There is also very high humidity, making it seem even hotter AND the air, when it blows, is also hot. Those are my experienced facts. There is NO need complaining, whining, moaning and groaning…..it is what it is. Here’s my spin: Drink […]

School Starts ~ Ring that bell!

We had a wonderful “Back to School” orientation day at our school yesterday and today is the big day!  We met the new superintendent, new principals and new families. We handed out schedules, directories, maps of the campus and maps of Abu Dhabi; restaurant guides, souvenir post cards, book marks and posters. Everyone is ready […]

Dr. Doolittle would be so happy!

A 30-minute taxi ride to the Emirates Park Zoo left a lasting impression! Tara and I spent the morning visiting the farm, forest, sea, jungle, desert and street animals! Yes, they were ALL there: cows, goats, birds, lions, elephants, leopards, giraffes, camels, sharks, fish, eels, raccoons, armadillos, skunks, snakes and lizards. Whew, that’s a packed […]

Summer is ending….

From June 20 till August 24th we’ve enjoyed summer: friends, foods, sunsets, fireworks, boats, planes, autos, sand, surf, singing and little moments in between. My daughters begin school next week; one in college, one in high school. That means check-in calls, brown bag lunches, PTA meetings and Mom’s Nights Out! I’ve accomplished a lot this […]

Something I learned

When you surround yourself with wonderful, smart and generous people, your life becomes richer and more FUN. I’ve been doing this since third grade and my life gets better each year. Lately, my originating circle includes friends from the UK, Australia, the US  and the UAE. I’ve been touched, moved and inspired by them all. […]

Amazing Graces

I went on my first “Girls Road Trip” since moving to Abu Dhabi and it was BRILLIANT! My friends Beth and Sherry drove and Jayne, Joanne and I were happy passengers traveling from Abu Dhabi to Al Ain*, home of Sheikh Zayed, father of the UAE. *from wiki: Al Ain (Arabic: العين‎, al-ʿayn, literally The Spring), also known as […]