Vaccinate against Singapore

Having left Abu Dhabi and waiting for a spot in Indonesia to be cleared away for our arrival, life continues in limbo in Ireland.  Temporary accommodation, temporary schooling, temporary after-school activities and temporary living makes one look at a move to Indonesia as a positive. Initially I welcomed the additional time in Ireland, delighted that…

Hard to Say Goodbye

It comes round to the time of year again when summer must end and the trip back to Abu Dhabi to serve another term is nigh. Ninety per cent of expat wives in Abu Dhabi and around the Middle East travel to their native countries to escape the too-hot Arabian summer months.  For many it’s…

Hell hath no fury like a mammy on a plane

Queuing for the night flight from Heathrow to Dubai with three kids, four hand luggage items, I get a growing sinking feeling about the availability of the inadequate bassinette. Far from considering myself a seasoned traveler however, I have had of recent years intensive and extensive experience in travelling with children both old and young…