On our way home today, we ran into a couple of men who needed a lift to the nearest mall. It was an extremely hot day and they seemed harmless so I agreed I’d take them. It was only 4.4km and about 9 minutes away so it really wasn’t a big deal plus it was on my way home. I know it seems like a pointless story to write about but the best part of this story were my boys!

In 9 minutes (or less) my eldest had introduced himself and his brother to the men and even asked them their names. He even went above and beyond by offering his chocolates (treats he got from their field trip) to them, something which I know is considered precious to him since chocolate is a contra ban in our house. My youngest, not willing to be out shined by his brother offered his juice to them. All this without my direction.

At the end of the trip, my eldest said he wished he could have spent more time with his “friends“. I was tempted to tell him not all strangers can/may be trusted and that he shouldn’t be so willing to help others. But I was so proud of how accommodating and friendly they both were that I decided not to. I figured there will be more opportunities for me to explain this to him next time.

Besides we watch TV Patrol every night so that should be enough to teach him the world isn’t all good.

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Bystro Dubai

My first post back and you just have to know it’s got to be about my favourite topic, FOOD (specifically breakfast). Also since I missed so much, I’m going through my memory bank from the latest experience and going back from there.

Bystro Cafe is along Sheikh Zayed road and I pass by it every single day when I drop off big A to school. It first caught my eye when I stumbled upon their instagram account (@bystrodubai) and I’ve followed them ever since. I’ve been such a big fan that it’s almost embarrassing that it took me this long to go and actually try them.

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As expected the ambiance was perfect for me and my 3-year-old. I was surprised that the day we came in there were more office type people dining and not mother and kids combo but then I quickly realised that it was summer and most families were probably away for holiday.

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Love that there’s a small space for the kids in the corner.

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I know I’m not the only one happy about this 😜

But my timing couldn’t be any better, for this summer they are having a 50% off your bill promo. Of course it’s not that easy, you must order a coffee, any fresh juice and any item from their breakfast menu then you get the 50% off. I don’t know about you but I’m a real sucker for any % off my food bill. Fine print is it’s only valid from Sundays to Wednesday and from 8am to 11am and it’s valid until the end of August (not sure about the date, but why wait until then, right?). Which for me was absolutely perfect.

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not my actual order but close enough

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The sweets display, which I desperately tried to stay away from but managed to take a peek.

I ordered the French toast with banoffee sauce with caramelized walnuts and of course coffee for me and fresh juice for the little one, which was enough for us to get the 50% deal. (I can’t stress to you how happy I am to get this deal). To try to describe my meal would be worthless because there are simply no words. I’d like to especially mention the servers that they were amazing, they were friendly but not too intrusive which is exactly how I like to interact with people most of the time.

Another piece of good news is that they are also included in the infamous Entertainer App so there is absolutely no excuse for you not to go right?

Like NOW???!!!!!

*all pictures were “borrowed” from @bystrodubai instagram account (you think they’d mind?😉)

If you’ve been here and loved it as much as I did, don’t forget to vote for them for What’s on Best Cafe category. I put the link down below for you x

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officially missing you

Call me crazy but I really miss blogging. I was feeling deflated and uninspired about 8 months ago that I decided to keep my site on private. I didn’t add anything to it but I was also hesitant on deleting anything as I consider this blog as my personal journal (a personal journal that I share with the WWW haha).

But talking to a 5-year-old and a 3-year-old all day may be a little taxing sometimes. Honestly I think the problem is that they are just too smart for me and it’s exhausting for me to keep up. Of course I always have the husband to entice me with good meaningful conversation that is if the WiFi is off, which of course never happens in our house soooooooo…

I’ve always liked writing (whether I’m good at it or not is another matter) and I like having this outlet available to me. So with these words I guess what I really wanted to say is…

I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!