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Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

10 things I learned this summer

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Before the summer is but a dim and distant memory, here’s one last, retrospective post. Things I learned this summer:

  • Children on a plane will always ask you how long till lunch.

    Oh look, they don't appear to have t heir luggage either!

    Oh look, they don’t appear to have any luggage either!

  • Children on a plane will always ask you what’s for lunch.
  • When travelling with more than one suitcase, divide everyone’s belongings between each of the bags (thanks, Emirates, for prompting that one).
  • When travelling somewhere hot, carry your swimwear in your hand luggage. And a change of underwear. And your contact lenses. I could go on.
  • Pack a spare padlock for when your bag’s lock gets broken.
  • Think twice before sending whites to a hotel laundry.
  • If you choose a hotel based on its “award-winning” kids’ club, check first that said kids’ club is not closed for refurbishment.
  • However good a kids’ club is, your children will always prefer hanging out with you, especially after lunch when you’ve just finished a bottle of Chablis.
  • If leaving a hotel at ridiculous o’clock in the morning, pack a couple of  Ziploc bags so you can snaffle croissants from your room service breakfast to eat on the journey.
  • And, finally, if you have to turn sideways to pass down the aisle of the A380, you really did overdo the pub lunches.

Written by mrsdubai

September 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm

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  1. Thanks. I read the last sentence and promptly sprayed my coffee I was just sipping all over my screen 😀

    Great as always!



    September 8, 2014 at 7:03 pm

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