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Homemade bird feeders

Homemade bird feeders

My Dad loves his garden birds, so, for his birthday last week the children made him some homemade  bird feeders. Normally these would be made to feed garden birds during a UK winter but there is nothing wrong with attracting birds closer to the house with them. I think in Dubai these might work by … Continue reading

Little traveller’s log books

Little traveller’s log books

Well the big pack-up has begun ready to head home to cooler climes for the summer and the kids are super excited about going home on an aeroplane! The novelty still hasn’t worn off which got me to thinking, wouldn’t it be lovely to keep a record of all the flights that they have ever … Continue reading

A morning at Café Céramique

A morning at Café Céramique

A couple of weeks ago, for Madeline’s birthday, we went to Café Céramique at Festival City, a place where you can paint your own pottery. It’s somewhere we have been meaning to go for a while but never quite managed to get there until now. We’ve done a lot of ceramic painting in the UK so … Continue reading

Buying fabrics in Dubai

Buying fabrics in Dubai

If you want to buy fabrics in Dubai your destination should be Satwa or the Textile Souk in Bur Dubai. Which place you choose depends on what you are looking for. In Satwa you can buy all the things you need for your sewing, that is fabric, threads, buttons, zippers, scissors and so on. The fabric … Continue reading

Newly discovered paint-heaven

Newly discovered paint-heaven

I recently went into this little mall on Jumeriah Beach Road. Its close to Jumeriah Mosque on the same side. Its called Jumiera Center. Here I found a small bit of heaven – A shop with good paint and great solid canvas. The shop had everything in stationary and the art supplies was great. I … Continue reading

She sells sea shells

She sells sea shells

I love shells, and I love them even more when they’re made from pure silver. I made these cute silver studs from a small shell I found on Kite beach in Dubai. I took a mold of the shell then filled the mold with silver clay, I then inserted an earring post and left to … Continue reading

Lovely shells

Lovely shells

Decorate your bathroom with shells and give it that lovely seaside feel. I love shells, I absolutely love shells. Madeline and I spend hours collecting them and washing them on the beach, we study them looking at all the different colours, textures and wondering how they ended up on the shore in Dubai. We then … Continue reading

It’s citrus season

It’s citrus season

Our lime tree in the garden is positively bursting with fruit. It’s really nice to have the opportunity to grow things here in Dubai that we just couldn’t do in our garden back in the UK. With so many limes, and far too many just to use in a G&T, I’m going to be making … Continue reading

Local beauty

Local beauty

 I recently visited the Bastakiya Art cafe` in Dubai. I couldnt resist taking this photo of theese local handmade arabic treasures. I just love the colours !! (and the juices they make at the cafe..) Carina