Dubai Grafitti Wall

To Jumpsuit (or not)

It was on a discount rack.  I liked the pattern.  So I tried it on and it fit well.  Still, I wondered if I could get away with a jumpsuit. Since I needed a few outfits for my trip to Dubai, I shook off my hesitations and threw it in my suitcase.    Turned out to … Read More...

The kids said they wanted somewhere place to stay. - Playground in Raipur

All I Want for Christmas: Somewhere Safe to Play

It's around this festive period, when there is an abundance of joy and excitement, that I often think about places I've visited and the need there.  I want to tell you about a playground.  A colourful and happy playground in a group of dense slums in Raipur, the capital of the state … Read More...

Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Christmas Wrapping Ideas

Sponsored by 3M Pretty up that Christmas wrapping using cheap brown paper and a variety of decorative tape. These wrapping ideas are deceptively simple and affordable, and the end product looks … Read More...

Chicken & Leek Parcels

Creamy Chicken & Leek Parcels

Another fab recipe from Amanda from Simple home cook for you. Chicken and leek are favourite combinations of mine and to be honest, so is anything wrapped in puff pastry! The parcels are super … Read More...

Outdoor Christmas Table Setting

Outdoor Christmas Ideas

When I shared this setting last year, people gasped, "How could you take all that glass outside!" and "Oh, I would never do that with kids because they would break everything!" Well, let me tell you, … Read More...

Bully on the Bus Book Review

Book Review: Bully On the Bus

Kathryn Apel (@KatApel) and I connected on Twitter a couple of years ago.  We tried to work out how we initially found each other there but couldn't remember!  Just recently, we met in … Read More...

Life Size Gingerbread House - j=Jumeirah Hotel - Dubai

Life-Sized Gingerbread House

Three years ago I made an EPIC mess in the kitchen trying (and failing) to make a gingerbread house. It was so, so, so, so hard. I was frustrated. And I vowed to NEVER AGAIN make one from … Read More...

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Washi Tape Christmas Decorations

Sponsored by 3M   This is the sort of activity that can bring a lot of value to family life. The paper decorations are so simple and easy to make so everyone in the family can get involved in the creation process. Here are ways you can use these decorations: Ideas Turn it into an advent … Read More...

Do you want to build a (box) snowman?

Do You Want to Build a (Box) Snowman?

It wasn't planned, but we seem to be decorating our home with a real winter theme this Christmas. First it was the warm woollen tree, then it was the glittery snowballs and today, three empty boxes lying around inspired my 10 year old to build a snowman! She really loves the construction … Read More...

The Address Downtown - Dubai

Take a Peek inside my Hotel in Dubai

Sarah Jessica Parker stayed at the same hotel (at the same time). She was in Dubai there launching a new shoe range. The Address Downtown hotel is elegant and gorgeous so I’m not surprised! Located right in the heart of the action – next to the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall – it’s a great point … Read More...

Photo Walk Prompts Printable

Photo Walk Prompts

You can do this anywhere! On a holiday, at a park, in the city or around the streets of your home. It's a great way to explore and use technology in a fun way. I call it a Photo Walk Treasure Hunt.  Essentially, I map out a short route and the kids and I look for things to photo graph … Read More...

front door pot plant potted up beafunmum

Low Care Pot Plant for the Front Door

Create a bit of happiness at your front door with these tips from BAFM Contributor Renee from About The Garden Magazine. I adore a lush pot plant situated at the front door, it always makes me smile. However, my many attempts to create a similar oasis have been a dismal failure. But I know … Read More...

Dubai Safari

Dubai Safari

I looked out to an ocean of sand with rippled waves of rolling dunes. Sky and sand: everywhere. The terrain was spotted with the odd scrub or two. On one side of me, I watched the sun slip down, and in its wake, coloured light spread across the sky like ink leaking through a paper towel. On the … Read More...

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