Where have I been?!

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Some of you may have noticed that my little blog has been REALLY quiet the past couple (probably more like few!) months. It’s been such a crazy few months since Oscar started school and I have been really struggling to keep on top of all the things I love doing and also the necessary day to day jobs like housework.

Not long after Oscar started KG I also started my home business, Kids Craft Kuwait which has been even bigger success than I ever thought and its been so much fun making lots of new products for it and hearing and seeing some great play activities happening from lots of people¬†here in Kuwait – we even had two orders go international just before Christmas as gifts for family members! We also managed to take part in 3 Christmas/Winter Bazaars which were amazing to see lots of people who have been following our journey on Instagram since the beginning and meet them in person. Its been lots of fun so far but also, obviously its kept me incredibly busy and meant lots of very late nights and early mornings finishing orders. Unfortunately, Expat Family Q8 ended up suffering and I haven’t had the chance or the energy to update much at all. But this past long weekend I have been reading some of my favourite blogs and also found a few new ones and I realised how much I miss writing my blog! Even my Instagram has gone from posting 3 or 4 pictures a day to maybe one or 2 photos a week?! I have decided today that I am back on this!! I enjoy my blog far too much to just let it not exist anymore! I will make time during the day (or night!) to blog about our lives in Kuwait.

So, here I am….back again! ūüôā


The Little Things : Week One

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Over the summer whilst reading my favourite mummy blog; A Little Londoner I noticed each Friday she does a post called ‘The Little Things’, which is a link hosted by Morgana at¬†But why mummy why?, another fantastic mummy blog! The Little Things link up is where a lot of bloggers write a feature post of the little things that have made up their week. They write about what they have watched, wore, read, made etc and I just love it!¬†This is my first week joining in and I will usually be posting our post on ‘The Little Things’ of our week each Friday, so keep an eye out for the weekly post! Also, don’t forget to check out the other fantastic bloggers who link up each Friday! ūüôā


This week I have been trying to catch up with all my favourite blogs after struggling to keep up over the summer. 

I loved 3Princesses1Dude post on her daughter Elsie’s Autumn/Winter wardrobe. Elsie is just a bit younger than Millie and Becky is HUGE Next fan like myself so I just loved seeing all the pretty clothes she has laid out for Elsie when the weather gets a bit colder in the UK. It’s made me want to go shopping though!

I also really enjoyed reading Jen from Mama Papa Bubba’s post on Gracen’s 4th Birthday at Play. We were lucky enough to celebrate with Gracen so it was lovely reading all about Miss G’s birthday and of course seeing some photos from the day itself!

Over the summer I also picked up a few books for Oscar and Millie. We had to leave a few behind in the UK still as we bought SO much stuff but this week we have been reading lots of new, but old favourites before bed.


It was a big week for us this week as we ‘watched’ Oscar start school! He has started KG at the same school his daddy teaches at. I have been an emotional wreck the few days before it but doing much better this week after seeing how much he is enjoying himself.



























As for TV, we have looking for a new series to watch whilst we wait¬†for the new series of Homeland and The Walking Dead to start next month. This week we jumped onto the True Blood bandwagon. We have just started the second series this weekend, and although it doesn’t grip me like Homeland does, its nice easy watching after the kids¬†have gone to bed. I also caught up with the first weekend of the new X Factor series, which I am loving so far, but I am missing Gary Barlow being on the judging panel!












This week we joined the Hilton so we can use the swimming pool and relax of a weekend. Although its still really hot in Kuwait at the moment we spent our first weekend there last weekend so we wore our swim suits! 

Millie’s pink and white flamingo swimming costume is from Debenhams and was a bargain at 1.500KD (about ¬£3!) and her white summer hat (that she won’t wear of course!) is from Boots.



























Oscar’s bright orange swimming shorts (making him look like a lifeguard!) are from Next.




























I am not usually one for keeping up with new songs that are out in the charts but over the summer there were so many great songs I heard on the radio that I said that I am going to start listening to a UK radio station whilst in Kuwait, if it will work over the internet! A few of my favourites from over the summer were:

John Legend – All of Me

Magic – Rude

George Ezra – Budapest

Sam Smith – Stay with Me


This week has been a bit manic with starting school and running out to buy last minute bits. We had a PF Changs on the eve of Oscar’s first day of school and we treated him to a McDonalds on the evening¬†of his first day of school. Meals this week have been simple whilst¬†trying to adjust to a new routine. We did have a Lebanese takeaway on Thursday night and my husband made pizzas on Friday night for us and a couple of our friends.

I got my bake on making Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies for Oscar to take to school….I may of eaten quite a few too many myself. The easy and delicious recipe was from Momables¬†– one of my favourite kids food and lunchbox recipe sites!


And lastly…

With Oscar’s first full week of school underway I am looking forward to getting us all in a routine (finally!) after a long summer of late nights and busy days. We will be getting crafty again, making lots of things in the kitchen and trying to eat well. I am excited to have quality time in the mornings with Millie and the same with Oscar in the afternoons when Millie naps. The blog is back up and running after a bit of break over the summer.¬†