I’m Sophie- born and raised in South West London/Surrey and became a Dubai expat almost 7 years ago when I moved here to be cabin crew! I owe my current life all to this wonderful country as this is where I met my husband and had both of my boys. Always out and about with my lively lot scouting for new things to do and happiest when I’m with friends that are now family, wine in hand and the sound of my children playing happily…in the distance!
WHERE IS HOME?
Home home or home is my usual response to this question. Home Home is Surrey in the UK but home is here in the Springs. I’m sure that makes all the sense in the world!
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
In a girlband- but the one that only dances and lipsyncs. I knew what my strengths were and none of them included singing.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Sales & Partnership Manager for British Mums.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
As long as we’re out of the house we’re all happy! Lots of pool and park time when it’s not too hot and lots of discovering new soft plays/kids cafes and classes in the summer 🙂
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?
We’re lucky enough to have a friendship circle who met pre kids and now have several of them running around. Usually we’ll head to one of our houses so the kids are contained, have a bbq some wine and entertain the children in some shape or form. If I have a rare weekend without the little people I will be found at a lovely sit down brunch!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
The Blind Side. I’m a sucker for any sports related movie.
IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Sushi. ALWAYS top of the list for Thursday night take out.
WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
Ashton Kutcher. King of romcoms.
WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?
Post Covid, just about anywhere! I’m a big fan of the States so some more exploring over there would be a good start, Texas has always been on my wishlist.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
It has to be McDonalds….and Dubai just makes it far too easy with the delivery!
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Super Speed, so I could get everything done that needs to be done and have more time to do the things that matter. I could workout, tidy the house and make packed lunches in a split second leaving me to spend more time playing with the boys or treating myself to some me time. Technically I could even race to the UK and back for a quick visit!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?
There are many many things but I think the sun has to be the best! (Cliché I know). Waking up and seeing the sun shining every day (almost) is priceless to me. Even when its so hot that you risk bursting into flames outside, the fact that its bright and sunny is a huge mood lifter.