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It's the World Cup 2018. Four weeks of football, success and failures, who's to blame and did The England Manager make the right choices. So here is what is going to happen over the upcoming weeks and a survival guide. 1. No amount of moaning about it will make it stop. You'll only stress yourself out. 2. Your normal television viewing will be interuppted, it will annoy you, but you
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I'm in the UK for the foreseeable future and enjoying the outdoors, the greenery and more importantly the old buildings and being able to walk around villages, towns and cities, exploring back alleys, individual shops and admiring the views, as opposed to being stuck inside an air conditioned mall. I'm also enjoying the light rain, cool breeze and being out in the sun, something I can't do in
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Peter returned to Dubai on Monday and I set about sorting out all the stuff we've been storing in the flat for various family members and going through some of my father's things we've yet to decide if we want to sell or not. It's been a lovely week weather wise and I've enjoyed being outdoors as much as possible. As much as I've loved catching up with everyone, I'm actually rather tired at the
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Not all expat parents, parent this way, but in Dubai, some do manage to absolve themselves completely of the role and hand over full responsibility to others. Despite having lived abroad for 4 years in South Africa and 3 1/2 years in Dubai, we've never employed a maid or a nanny. I'm not comfortable having someone living in my home full time and it's a huge responsibility in regards to their
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I'm over from Dubai for the summer. I leave around this time every year because it just gets too hot and besides I get to spend time with my family and friends. We've been living in Dubai for 3 and a half years and have been experiencing our 4th Ramadan. We're not muslims and we don't fast, but we do observe Ramadan and alter our behaviour to accommodate those fasting which is more than 60% of
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Dubai Creek Towers height is being kept a closely guarded secret, estimated to be between 928m tall, 100ms taller than the Burj Khalifa built 8kms away. The reason for keeping the height secret is to prevent other countries building anything higher and it could be anything up to 1300m. There are different categories for height when it comes to the tallest buildings in the world. As well as
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We had a wonderful weekend at our son's wedding, the wedding was perfect and the day ran so smoothly, it's lovely to welcome 2a into our family officially, however she's been a big part of it for 5 years already, so no change really. It was really strange to see her name change on facebook and to refer to her as my Daughter in law. It was great to see so many of the family, sadly 3 and 3a weren't
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Our first child got married on Saturday. Child 2 & 2a, Andrew and Gemma tied the knot at Bream Church on June 2nd, with the reception afterwards at the Inn on the Wye. Andrew and Gemma hired a photographer and the official wedding photos can be found over on Facebook at Caz Holbrook Photography The Vicar requested we focus on the ceremony and not take photographs during the service, but we had
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Yesterday we celebrated the wedding of our eldest son, Andrew (Child 2) to Gemma (2a) L-R Barbara (Peter's Mum) Dan (Child 4) Alanna (4a) Peter, Gemma, Andrew, Me, Stephanie (Child 1) Alex (Child 5) and June (My Mum) Missing from the picture is Child 3 & 3a who were unable to travel over from Australia. My father who died last year and Peter's father who died in 1992. We had the
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I'm back in the UK now sat in the hairdressers getting my hair done for our son's wedding later today. Peter decided to extend his stay in the UK which meant I had to change his flight, rebook the cat and dogs stay in boarding and amend the car hire. I hadn't started my packing and it was stressing me out, usually I'm sorted a week or two before hand and I travel on my own. This time Peter is
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