Childhood Revisited: XPark Junior

I just found out the other day that I’m a Xennial – Yes, as odd as that word may look and sound, apparently it’s a real thing. This is the micro generation that sits between Generation X and Millennials so being an 80’s baby, I’m bang on the cusp. They had to create a special term for us because we are the only generation that had an analogue childhood and…
Kite Beach, Dubai
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How do you Zoo?

Wildin’ out in Lisbon Zoo. My Instagram caption for our Lisbon Zoo video alludes to my misgivings about going to Zoo’s. On the day of the visit, I even filmed a short rant which I had intended to add to the final edit but funnily enough, my whining didn’t make it into the final cut because truthfully, my negative nancy rant was so incongruent to the actual experience, it was…
Lisbon
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End of Summer Soft Play

Saying goodbye to Cabin Fever The summer in the UAE are as hot as the day is long, actually, it’s a 24/7 situation that goes beyond daylight hours. This means that spending time indoors is well advised and avoiding any outdoor activities and direct sunlight in a Draculean way is inevitable. Given this fact, we spent a lot of time at softplay which can be a treacherous den of rabid…
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A cautionary tale about toddlers and cinemas

The Plot: Toddler’s first cinema experience The last time I went to the cinema was when I was pregnant, which would make it an entire 24 months to date. I’m not even sure if that last movie counts for anything since I was heavily pregnant and staying awake and sitting comfortably in any given position was an attempt at the impossible. Even at my best, there’s something about those comfortable…
Dubai
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Waterpark Daycation at Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Sometimes that’s all you really need to break out of your rut or routine. Pick one venue that will cater to everyone’s needs and escape from sunrise to sunset. That’s what Aquaventure was for us – the outdoors fun trifecta that provided the right amount of splash activities for the little one – it’s all about sensory with the toddler age set. Some heartstopping water slides for the testosterone filled…
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