Bright lights, little city

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Bright lights, little city
There's probably easier places to go for your first expat experience. Let alone as a male trailing spouse. But nothing ventured, nothing gained... These are the adventures of an English family starting a new life in Qatar. Wish us luck.
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  • The Show Must Go On 3 weeks ago This week, British culture has united pre-teen girls and petrolheads around the world in shock; here in Qatar, it’s responsible for our Ambassador reading the breakfast show weather report… Britain is no longer the economic powerhouse it once was. You can mock us for everything from our...
  • The Grateful Dad 2 months ago You catch me in an optimistic mood. I’m trying an experiment suggested by Mrs LC. It involves taking five minutes to write down three things each day for which you’re grateful. Wash, rinse, repeat once a day for 21 days, and see where you get to. It has, I think, a couple of aims: on […]
  • The Overlooked Hotel 2 months ago In which I turn up to the wrong hotel for my massage, before facing the most Doha decision of my life As a kid growing up in rural England, ‘Five Star’ meant a terrible Jackson 5-lite pop group, who were only ever famous for being sworn at on live kids’ TV and hotels were places […]
  • Costume Drama 2 months ago In which my daughter asks me for weapons, my son asks me about drugs and I regret ever teaching them to read Being ‘International’ in both name and nature, my kids’ school has an abundance of options when it comes to choosing a global non-denominational occasion to celebrate. They could join...
  • Red Light District 3 months ago In which we run a 5K, and a red light. One cost QR140; the other was slightly more expensive… If this were Sesame Street, this post would be brought to you by the colour red and the number 6,000. In the red corner: traffic lights, t-shirts and embarrassed faces. As for the six thousand, you’ll... Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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