Today is the 42nd National day of the UAE, so Happy Birthday!!! I have to say it’s looking pretty darn “hot” for its age,
did you see what i did there? it’s the way you tell em
It’s been a pretty special one too this year with Dubai winning it’s bid for expo 2020, although that’s a little bitter-sweet for some, the rumour mill is working overtime with everything from paying tax to hiking up rents, I do love a good Dubai rumour there’s been a few humdingers in the times I’ve spent here.
Yesterday the streets of Downtown Dubai have been a wash with Green, red, black and white with everyone lining the street to watch the National day Parade with the Burj khalifa glimmering in the winter sun, a simply perfect setting! I love this area, this was where our first Dubai home was, where we brought home a certain wee little man. It’s so awesome, I would give an arm and a leg to be able to live here again, however apartment living is just not an option for us anymore.
We do however have simply awesome buddies who still live there and had pole position seats for the whole thing, including the firework at the end of the evening. I’ve been a little slack to say the least when it comes to bring my camera places but today I didn’t forget, here’s a few wee shots
Happy National Day Dubai.xx
Everyone should but not everyone does here. Buckle up in the back!!!!
I’m linking up with one dad
Today is a big day as far as school assessments go. We’ve been called back for a 2nd assessment at our first choice school.
To be honest I’m sick to my stomach, thank goodness LPV isn’t phased at all. He just looks at me strangely when I turn up at nursery to drag him off to perform like the cutest wee monkey in the world. I don’t make a big deal of them to him but inside my head if like all I’m saying to him is “dance, monkey dance”. He’s happy he gets stickers, yesterday he saw a real camel which absolutely made his day, as he had taken a plastic one in for show and tell.
I’m more relaxed about them
lies to self,after him having an assessment at our 2nd choice school. I did feel that the teacher could have got down on his level to speak to him, she was slightly frosty. However I am going to give the benefit of the doubt, they probably hate this time of year and I know families who are very happy with the school.
So here I am at the most chilled out Starbucks ever! It’s tucked away in the back streets of Jumeirah! Not far away from our house
if the paperwork ever gets finished . I’ve got an hour to kill before I pick up LPV, daddy is home with Miss C. Apart from the nerves I feel peaceful…..it’s amazing what some time without your bubba’s can do. Toffee nut latte in hand and……breathe.
It’s a potential hang out for the kiddies