I am a huge fan of Dubai and hope to live here for the foreseeable future and give my children the same, safe upbringing I had. Having been born here myself, and as my children’s place of birth, it is where I call home. I started Sand Dollar Dubai 10 years ago as I really wanted to do something for myself and prove to my mum and dad that my University years were not a waste of money for them and put my Business and Marketing degree to some use! I am a real beach, sun and sea lover, so what better then to start up a business selling everything lovely and fabulous for the all year round sunny climates.
WHERE IS HOME?
I think I answered this in the above! But I am British and we do go back to the UK a lot as my husband in from Essex. My family are scattered all over so I still stand by Dubai as home.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
I wanted to be a flight attendant as I thought I’d get to travel and see the world while working.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Owner of Sand Dollar Dubai and Retail Shops in Dubai Beach Hotels.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
I love to stay on our boat at the weekend, be up at 5.30 am (not through choice but once up I’m happy!), go over to the quiet beach and collect shells & sand dollars with the girls, with no electronic devices on hand!
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?
Weekends are spent with a busy Friday, normally doing a kids activity like Bounce and then meeting up with friends for a brunch. Saturdays are normally spent relaxing at home having a roast and doing homework! Although, we do have a lot of visitors, so quite often have good company joining us.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
My new favorite movie is definitely Maleficent 1 and 2.
IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Home made guacamole, chili con carne with a jacket potato and garlic bread.
WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?
The hot springs and geysers in Iceland.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Letting my crazy dog run wild on the golf course at night!
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?
I find that it’s very safe for my kids and people are more respectful towards each other in general.