#23 Half term is here! Weekend at the Movenpick

Half term is finally here! What felt like the longest week ever, I’m so glad that our break is here. A well deserved rest for all teachers and students. Following on from my last post, my friend and I who is a year 5 teacher at the same school, decided to spend the weekend at…

#16 Katara Cultural Village – Doha, Qatar

It was this place that really stood out to me on my trip to Doha, Qatar. A breathtakingly beautiful cultural village filled with heritage and history, situated on the Eastern Coast between West Bay and the Pearl. The Katara Cultural Village is a great day out with lots of activities to choose from throughout the…

#14 Magnet Cafe Review – Kuwait

So it’s no secret that Magnet has been my favourite cafe since moving to Kuwait. It’s the place that I always keep going back to. It is a popular cafe where many Kuwaitis go to and less expats. Magnet has two locations in Kuwait, one in Salmiya and one in Kuwait City. The photo you…

#12 This is Lebanon – 10 photos of my time in Batroun

This is my 2nd post of ‘This is Lebanon’ with the aim of showing you how beautiful this country is and to erase the image of what misconceptions people had of Lebanon. Today I’ve decided to give you a picture walk through Batroun, a coastal city situated in Northern Lebanon. This Phoenician city is in…

#10 My favourite spot in London!

Although I moved down to London in September last year, it had taken me a fare few months to finally discover this idyllic place, tucked away next to Tower Bridge. This beauty spot is known as St Katharine Docks! It’s a place you perhaps don’t expect to find in Central London. As you can see…

#5 Netflix during lockdown! Top 5 (Based on true events)

Netflix during lockdown has been an escape for millions across the globe. Personally, I’ve never needed something more during these times. People can truly underestimate the power and importance the film industry has. It allows us to bring up emotions we have perhaps been hiding, picture ourselves in a new world, highlight important issues that…

#4 Moving to Kuwait? What to do on the weekend (Part 1)

3 years ago I was in the position many will be in now, a mixture of emotions but mostly filled with excitement. One of my biggest challenges when moving to Kuwait and even when arriving in Kuwait was not knowing what to do on the weekends. Kuwait is a small country in the Gulf that…

#3 Day 2: Do I have to be confident to be a teacher?

The simple answer to that is yes to some extent but not as much as you may think. I remember when I first accepted my teaching contract I thought ‘gosh I’m not particularly loud and very confident how will I feel in front of a class of children’. But actually that was the easy part….

#1 5 things I learnt as an expat teacher

Giving an honest, balanced view of what its like to be an expat teacher abroad. I’ve managed to narrow it down to 5, in my opinion, most important lessons learnt from living abroad as a teacher in Kuwait. The reason why I mention Kuwait specifically is because even though countries will share some similarities, what…