LIVIN' THE NEW WIFE expat LIFE IN dubai + NORTHERN IRAQ. CURLS, long rambles + EVERY THING IN BETWEEN.
wife. newbie homemaker. dancer. gluten free sweet tooth. iced latte addict.
born in dc - raised in dubai
Grab a cup of tea...
Hello. Welcome to my blog. I'm a trained journalist and former dancer, learning to be a wife and lady one day (and post!) at at time. I write about every thing from the highs and lows of married life, my personal journeys with beauty, fitness, wellness, and yes most definitely, personal style, to my thoughts on blogging, friendships, traveling with my new husband, and finding myself a foreigner in Northern Iraq. I grew up in Dubai and still spend a lot of time there, and so you'll find reviews and what not here too, if you chose to stick around. I hope you will! Love, Siri xx
FOLLOW MY JOURNEY…
I would love for you to get in touch! Check back for updates every Monday and Friday, and follow my social accounts for daily updates and rambles!
on the blog
I’ve written a little about my time in Iraq already but here’s a little update, more than ten months on of all the things that I’ve learnt, struggle to adjust to, and how I feel about my half time home these days! If you’re curious, here you go!
Wow. Nine months of marriage. Whilst that might seem like a short amount of time to some, for a new wife like me, I can’t believe how much time has flown. And how much I’ve learnt and how much I’ve grown. Here’s how it’s been for me.
If you'd like to skip ahead to some of the series I've been focusing on look no further!
love in the spingtime!
Read all about my dream wedding in London, how I planned it from a distance, the good bits and plenty of the bad bits, and what I learned along the nine months we spent in the wedding planning haze. This isn't another series on 'how to plan your wedding' because I'm hardly an expert on that! It's just an honest to goodness diary of my engaged life and hopefully a bit of a hug and a kind word for when you're dealing with your own! Or not! Wedding planning is a lot like life itself I've found!
WEDDING PLANNING AND BEING A BRIDE
For more thoughts, advice, and just general ramblings on wedding planning and feeling the best you can on your big day, as well as our own wedding story, with all its highs and lows, CLICK HERE.
BEING A WIFEY
It's not all giggles but there are a fair few!
THE WIFE LIFE
I'm not expert and I don't expect I'll ever be! For all my posts on the ups and downs and just plain unexpected turns of becoming a wife, CLICK HERE.
Movin' on up!
I don't know an awful lot about most things but I have learnt my way around bubble wrap and boxes! And what change can mean.
moving and starting fresh
Moving to Iraq right after our wedding was what prompted me to get back into the world of blogging in the first place! It's been quite the journey! Whilst moving to Iraq is certainly harder than most, moving is never easy, changing is never simple, and you can read my hard won tips, tricks and lessons if you CLICK HERE.
WORKING ON MY SELF(IE)
Starting a brand new life in a brand new country, with a totally new sense of identity in the wider world, I've felt a huge urge to explore all the facets of ‘life’, inspired by the HUGE amount of awesome bloggers out there. In this series you'll find my progress on building what I'm calling my 'timeless capsule wardrobe" (I'm not an actual capsule wardrobe girl, not yet!), my efforts to live a more energized and balanced life and organized life, my house habits, and much, much more.
good + happy
I’ve been very keen, living in a new and lonely land, to keep my mind happy and busy with the best books, podcasts, and what not I can find out there. Find all my recommendations, my test runs, and the lovely things I’ve been learning by following along on my journey.
Get in touch
I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU...
If you'd like to get in touch just click here for my contact page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love a good chat and would can't wait to hear your thoughts!
JuST A LITTLE NOTE
All content and images on this site are my own. All thoughts are too! I hope you won't find anything to offend!