Hi! I’m Vicky! I have always worked with children, from running a baby unit in Australia to a lecturer at college and before joining the Warrior Academy, I ran an inclusion unit in the UK as headteacher, for adolescents who did not quite fit the education system, teaching GCSEs. During this period I met the man of dreams, we travelled the world including backpacking and camping across 13 countries in Africa (which we can’t wait to go back to!) We see life as an adventure and moving to Dubai has been incredible. In the UK, I ran Little Warriors where I taught 2-3-year-olds free-style Taekwondo and was also an instructor for the older children. Here in Dubai (when not on maternity leave), I’m the community manager, organising events and workshops to bring our #WarriorFamily together 🙂
WHERE IS HOME?
I’m originally from Bath area but call Dubai home now.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
I’ve always wanted to work with children and care for babies! At one point, I also wanted to own a donkey sanctuary!
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m currently on maternity leave, so running after two little ones, but I also find time to support The Warrior Academy community and help manage their events.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
We love anything active and outside. And when it comes to arts and crafts, the messier the activity the better.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?
I spend my weekends having as much fun as possible with friends and family, eating out, beach trips and BBQs
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Joker – controversial and little dark but wow, such a clever movie to make you think!
IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Lasagne I think as it has everything you want in it.
WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
Sorry to disappoint but none, I used to have a crush on Arnold Schwarzenegger when I was younger.
WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?
I’d love to go to Mexico.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Special healing hands – imagine what we’d be able to cure!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?
Too many things- weather, people, food, activities, opportunities! The list goes on…