Quit Moaning – International Women

International Women’s Day was celebrated on Wednesday last.  Living in Abu Dhabi and surrounded by expat wives and women ( I differentiate purposely)  it prompted me to think of the women I know and love and their qualities and achievements.    Unfortunately, many of the qualities that immediately come to mind were bitching, moaning  and complaining…

The Eternal Expat

Having fled Ireland a few months ago and ventured to Qatar in the Middle East it is easy to think of oneself as being a world traveler, taking in the Arab culture with wonderment and commending oneself and one’s ability to fit in.   All this is made somewhat easier when you know your home is…

Stepford Wives with Birkenstocks – Qatar Days

There’s almost a formula for expat couples in the Middle East.  The man works all year round, takes two weeks off in summer for holidays and the woman looks after the home and hightails it back to Ireland or the UK for a two month hiatus from the intense climate and the hot weather! My…