Marcus Claude Barrett

As you probably have all heard by now (hopefully), Marcus Claude Barrett was born at 01.15 AM on September the 28th to Fiona and Tristan.  Birth weight was 3.64kg (a little over 8lbs), 52 cm long and a head circumference of 36.5cm.

Both mum and bub are doing well and made it home today.

A big chunk of photo’s are available via Tris’ face book profile although he has also posted them here.

March – April

March brought with it visitors to the office, Des & Alice and some friends of ours Zane and Niamh. Needless to say, we did the friday brunch, they did the afternoon tea, the ski slopes, the water park, the desert safari… can you spot a theme here?? We waved good bye to Zane and Niamh on easter thursday morning as they were flying to Paris. However, we met them again the next morning as both myself and Paul went to Paris to support the GLENS.. ( who were playing for a european title.. they played and they won:) Go on the Glens..

We came back after a traumatic experience of flight cancellations, dingy hotel and really bad food and finally made it back to Dubai a day later than expected.

We then had the Dubai World Cup to get organised for (of which I actually bought my outfit the day before, I wasn’t panicking at all!!!). The day before I was due to meet some friends for an afternoon tea in the Royal Mirage, our version of a baby shower except the baby wanted to say hi a whole month early and we ended up going to the hospital to visit the newest queen in Dubai:)

That brings us up to April, which I’m pleased to say has gotten back to normal somewhat.. we do have visitors arriving on the 26th and we leave for a trip home for a certain BIG PARTY..on april 30th, so whats normal really??? You need a bit of madness to keep you sane.

Hope your all keeping well, don’t forget to look at flights to come out and visit:)

Lots of Love,

January – February

Well the end of January brought with it another competition. This time I was trying my hat at a bit of Ladies Football. After a couple of weeks of intense training I managed to pick up enough skill, determination and pure genius to make it as a sub on the A squad. I got a few runs outs during the competition and was actually picked to start the final! Go me:) Anyways, after a tiring couple of days we were crowned Dubai Gulf Gaelic Games champions 2008. (for more info on the club go to

February brought with it yet another competition, but this time it was my favourite.. hockey. Both myself and Paul doned the Dubai Hockey Club colours one friday morning and headed to Sharjah (the dry emirate… thats arguable!). Dubai Hockey Club entered in 4 teams so we had a really good turn out. We made it to the final (with me scoring the odd goal) and lost on penalty flicks in the final to a team called Lusitanians. The team is made up of workers from pakistan (already have the advantage!). Both myself and Paul played in the final (Paul was the goalie) so it was really nice to have played on the same team. I should tell you that each team only required 1 girl… whereas others stuck to the one, we had 2 girls (amazing talent again!!)

Anyways, February then brought my birthday, and my parents arrived on Feb 21st so lots of fun was had that month! I’ll let the parents fill you in on the Friday brunch, the microlites, the bus trip, afternoon tea, the ski slopes, the desert safari.. pictures tell alot:)

The first grandchild!!

Hi guys

In case you haven’t already heard through the grape vine, I have some fantastic news to share with everyone.

I’m pregnant

I am due Oct 3rd *(edit from 13th), which makes me 13 weeks pregnant.
There are ultrasound pics on Facebook, so friend me if you haven’t done so already.

parents and family are over the moon with the news.


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