A Hotel Pool Day with the family – How Much Does It Really Cost?

I’ve gotten somewhat addicted to a certain exclusive membership. You know, that membership that gives you unlimited access to most hotel pools and beaches in the UAE. If you know me personally, chances are I’ve tried to get you to join it as well. If you don’t know me, you’ve probably seen this same person […]

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Chinese Confinement Dishes – Mum’s Recipes

I’m doing this post for a dear secondary school friend of mine who is expecting, and will possibly have to have husband (or someone else) prepare all these dishes after the little one comes along. I think a lot of mums this year end up having their little ones without their parents around, so maybe […]

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Privilee : Worth it or not ?

( Please go straight to the part ‘Is it worth it?’ if you don’t like to long introduction. I tend to be very long-winded. ) Back in 2015 when Torch caught its first fire, we did consider long and hard if we should join Privilee. Now you must be thinking – what on earth is […]

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Christmas in Dubai – 2018 Family Edition

An amazing fellow mum collated a list of all the Christmas events in Dubai, and shared it with all of us. With permission, I’m putting this up with a few more additions to it and links added to the events on their respective social media pages. All credits goes to Liz FitzpatrickĀ for the list! šŸ™‚ […]

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#63 Why we return to the same restaurants – Thoughts from a consumer

In a transient place like Dubai, it must be hard to get ‘returning customers’ to the same restaurant. I’m talking about ‘casual restaurants’, something that people are happy to spend money at whenever they go out, not the 200AED a piece of steak (sides, extra) fine dining joint.Ā  Sometimes I feel that the city is […]

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#62 Getting a visa for our nanny under our own sponsorship in Dubai

I struggled to find one place that explained the entire process. I’m sure it’s there. So after a bit of googling, whatsapping mummy friends, searching on facebook groups, lots of phonecalls to numerous centres and running around, I got my maid/nanny’s visa completed. Here’s what we did for our nanny who was already in the […]

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