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Lara Croft

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    Lara Croft got a reaction from Sergeant in Putting A Ban On Maid   
    As the system is such that we have to pay a yearly fee of 6000 Dhs to renew the visa in addition to the hassle of getting the paperwork done, I think the least that could be asked of the housemaid is to cooperate with this system and not quit on a whim one month into renewing the contract and the visa. If she has a family emergency and needs to go home I don't think many of us would have the heart to hold that against her. If she's suddenly quitting because someone offered to pay 100 Dhs salary more per month it's a different issue.
    In any case isn't the ban automatic if someone quits that early in the contract?
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from CanadianMommy in Becoming vegan   
    Veganism is a bit more than not eating meat though. It's no meat/chicken/fish, no dairy, no eggs, no leather products. I see it as a political statement as much as a dietary one. I believe you are living in Norway dreamc. You must be aware of the fact that there are extreme vegan organisations that have been carrying out attacks on animal farms and medical research facilities. I personally find veganism to be an extreme form of self-absorption in a world where many poor and starving people would be happy to to be able to give their children a glass of milk and a piece of meat once in a while.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from canuck in Becoming vegan   
    Veganism is a bit more than not eating meat though. It's no meat/chicken/fish, no dairy, no eggs, no leather products. I see it as a political statement as much as a dietary one. I believe you are living in Norway dreamc. You must be aware of the fact that there are extreme vegan organisations that have been carrying out attacks on animal farms and medical research facilities. I personally find veganism to be an extreme form of self-absorption in a world where many poor and starving people would be happy to to be able to give their children a glass of milk and a piece of meat once in a while.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from ADRose in Cleaning Companies V Maid   
    Yes, don't know what's wrong with these maids. She goes on leave and 10 days later my house has gone from nice and clean to a mess and the washing is piling up. This whole thing really shouldn't be allowed.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from KrisS in Cleaning Companies V Maid   
    Yes, don't know what's wrong with these maids. She goes on leave and 10 days later my house has gone from nice and clean to a mess and the washing is piling up. This whole thing really shouldn't be allowed.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from kd_sweety in Experienced Housemaid/helper Available Immediately   
    Our housemaid who was with us for five years and assisted me with the daily work around the house and the children, is available immediately. She has been looking for work since we left the UAE in July but hasn´t had much luck, I think because things are slow due to summer holidays and Ramadan and her situation is now such that she has to leave soon in case she doesn´t find new employment asap.
    She is a lovely lady who works in the UAE to put her two children through college. I found her to be excellent with children, playful, patient and dedicated. She is an excellent cleaner and is loyal and trustworthy. She assisted with the daily work/routine without having to be much supervised or prompted, taking own initiatives when needed. I can sincerely recommend her to any employer.
    If you are looking to hire someone immediately please send me a private message with your e mail and I will forward her CV to you.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from ad_querist in Experienced Housemaid/helper Available Immediately   
    Our housemaid who was with us for five years and assisted me with the daily work around the house and the children, is available immediately. She has been looking for work since we left the UAE in July but hasn´t had much luck, I think because things are slow due to summer holidays and Ramadan and her situation is now such that she has to leave soon in case she doesn´t find new employment asap.
    She is a lovely lady who works in the UAE to put her two children through college. I found her to be excellent with children, playful, patient and dedicated. She is an excellent cleaner and is loyal and trustworthy. She assisted with the daily work/routine without having to be much supervised or prompted, taking own initiatives when needed. I can sincerely recommend her to any employer.
    If you are looking to hire someone immediately please send me a private message with your e mail and I will forward her CV to you.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from applepie in How And When To Teach Your Child To Call You Mummy?   
    I think there is no need for the maid or husband to actually call you mummy when speaking to you but it would help if they called you mummy when they speak about you to the child, like "Mummy is coming soon", "Look at mummy"... and so on.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from shrek in How And When To Teach Your Child To Call You Mummy?   
    I think there is no need for the maid or husband to actually call you mummy when speaking to you but it would help if they called you mummy when they speak about you to the child, like "Mummy is coming soon", "Look at mummy"... and so on.
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    Lara Croft reacted to MomOf2 in The Club Or Ad Golf Club?   
    Definitely The Club if you have kids- no question about it. I have been a member at 3 different places in AD and The Club suits my family the best, by far.
    The initial join-up fee is fairly steep, but the yearly membership is not so high. You add on extra fees for the things you use, like the gym (800dhs) and the library (300dhs per family). Your hubby could just take the basic membership and you could add gym only for yourself if you like.
    It is also fab for a nice supper out at night if you would like to drink alcohol. Everywhere else that serves alcohol is in a major hotel and you get hotel prices + 16% taxes. No taxes at the Club, so it is a very reasonable place to enjoy a bottle of wine and some nice food. They have several restaurants to choose from on the premises, and always a cab waiting there, so really easy to get home from.
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    Lara Croft reacted to demibubble in Does Maid Need Any Paperwork To Travel Home For The Summer?   
    you don't need to send the person with her who paid for her ticket - my maid is giong with etihad - i have been down to the Etihad office with the print out of her ticket and my credit card to have this verified - you'll need to do this anyway as assume our hubby won't be there when she check in at the Philppines on the way back!!
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from sweetmommy in How And When To Teach Your Child To Call You Mummy?   
    I think there is no need for the maid or husband to actually call you mummy when speaking to you but it would help if they called you mummy when they speak about you to the child, like "Mummy is coming soon", "Look at mummy"... and so on.
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    Lara Croft reacted to KrisS in Why Are Kids So Spoiled   
    Spoilt children is a subject close to my heart right now, I am adopting three girls who have nothing, absolutely nothing here in Ethiopia. Three of them sleep in one single bed, it has one sheet one pillow and a quilt, they think they are lucky because they have a sheet and pillow.
    There are 54 kids in this orphanage and we have now spent a considerable number of hours there playing with the kids and watching their day to day life.
    They are lucky to get a bath once a month, the older girls are allowed to shower, but its cold water. Tonight I saw a stair case full of little boys, waiting to wash their feet before bed in a bucket of cold water and some soap and a rag. Three boys on the bottom stair washed their feet, and went off to bed, all the other boys moved down the next step.
    These kids are so darn happy it confuses me. We need to find a balance between giving these girls too much, and teaching them what is important in life. It really has been very confronting to see how happy these kids are with utterly nothing
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from MomOf2 in Why Are Kids So Spoiled   
    Well, personally I think there is too much pressure from school already at an early age here. As an example, my 6-7 year-old has had to wake up at 6.20 to and comes back home at 3 p.m. and more usually than not has homework on top of that and then projects, exams in all subjects three times a year and so on. By 7-8 o'clock the child has been asleep, exhausted from a long day. In order to compensate for lack of much physical activity at school I've enrolled the kids in a couple of afternoon sports activities to which I have had to drive them - as we live in a flat next to busy roads there is no way for them to play outdoors unless I drive them here and there. This together with school has made for a very tight schedule with little time to do much else and at the end of the day I've rather seen that the kids relax for some time before sleeping than nag on them to help out with doing the dishes.
    Myself, I had a childhood where at that age we finished school at 12.30 with no homework or exams, lived in the countryside where we were free to go out and play whenever we wanted and had the time to do that. Having mum drive us to ballet and football lessons was unheard of, when we were old enough we took our bikes and went where we wanted by ourselves. I remember voluntarily helping out at home with small things without even getting asked and we loved to help mum cook and bake and dad wash the car or doing gardening. I don't think over stressing primary year children serves a good purpose in the long run.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from Amulet in How Long Does A 5Kg Of Rice Last?   
    Very difficult to say, we alternate between basmati, jasmine, Japanese and American rice depending on the type of food that goes with it and don't have rice every day so a 5 kilo bag lasts quite some time in our house!
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from DesertDream in How Long Does A 5Kg Of Rice Last?   
    Very difficult to say, we alternate between basmati, jasmine, Japanese and American rice depending on the type of food that goes with it and don't have rice every day so a 5 kilo bag lasts quite some time in our house!
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from Abu Gaby in Why Are Kids So Spoiled   
    Well, personally I think there is too much pressure from school already at an early age here. As an example, my 6-7 year-old has had to wake up at 6.20 to and comes back home at 3 p.m. and more usually than not has homework on top of that and then projects, exams in all subjects three times a year and so on. By 7-8 o'clock the child has been asleep, exhausted from a long day. In order to compensate for lack of much physical activity at school I've enrolled the kids in a couple of afternoon sports activities to which I have had to drive them - as we live in a flat next to busy roads there is no way for them to play outdoors unless I drive them here and there. This together with school has made for a very tight schedule with little time to do much else and at the end of the day I've rather seen that the kids relax for some time before sleeping than nag on them to help out with doing the dishes.
    Myself, I had a childhood where at that age we finished school at 12.30 with no homework or exams, lived in the countryside where we were free to go out and play whenever we wanted and had the time to do that. Having mum drive us to ballet and football lessons was unheard of, when we were old enough we took our bikes and went where we wanted by ourselves. I remember voluntarily helping out at home with small things without even getting asked and we loved to help mum cook and bake and dad wash the car or doing gardening. I don't think over stressing primary year children serves a good purpose in the long run.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from ad_querist in Why Are Kids So Spoiled   
    Well, personally I think there is too much pressure from school already at an early age here. As an example, my 6-7 year-old has had to wake up at 6.20 to and comes back home at 3 p.m. and more usually than not has homework on top of that and then projects, exams in all subjects three times a year and so on. By 7-8 o'clock the child has been asleep, exhausted from a long day. In order to compensate for lack of much physical activity at school I've enrolled the kids in a couple of afternoon sports activities to which I have had to drive them - as we live in a flat next to busy roads there is no way for them to play outdoors unless I drive them here and there. This together with school has made for a very tight schedule with little time to do much else and at the end of the day I've rather seen that the kids relax for some time before sleeping than nag on them to help out with doing the dishes.
    Myself, I had a childhood where at that age we finished school at 12.30 with no homework or exams, lived in the countryside where we were free to go out and play whenever we wanted and had the time to do that. Having mum drive us to ballet and football lessons was unheard of, when we were old enough we took our bikes and went where we wanted by ourselves. I remember voluntarily helping out at home with small things without even getting asked and we loved to help mum cook and bake and dad wash the car or doing gardening. I don't think over stressing primary year children serves a good purpose in the long run.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from Yvonne in Why Are Kids So Spoiled   
    Well, personally I think there is too much pressure from school already at an early age here. As an example, my 6-7 year-old has had to wake up at 6.20 to and comes back home at 3 p.m. and more usually than not has homework on top of that and then projects, exams in all subjects three times a year and so on. By 7-8 o'clock the child has been asleep, exhausted from a long day. In order to compensate for lack of much physical activity at school I've enrolled the kids in a couple of afternoon sports activities to which I have had to drive them - as we live in a flat next to busy roads there is no way for them to play outdoors unless I drive them here and there. This together with school has made for a very tight schedule with little time to do much else and at the end of the day I've rather seen that the kids relax for some time before sleeping than nag on them to help out with doing the dishes.
    Myself, I had a childhood where at that age we finished school at 12.30 with no homework or exams, lived in the countryside where we were free to go out and play whenever we wanted and had the time to do that. Having mum drive us to ballet and football lessons was unheard of, when we were old enough we took our bikes and went where we wanted by ourselves. I remember voluntarily helping out at home with small things without even getting asked and we loved to help mum cook and bake and dad wash the car or doing gardening. I don't think over stressing primary year children serves a good purpose in the long run.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from jcfs in How And When To Teach Your Child To Call You Mummy?   
    I think there is no need for the maid or husband to actually call you mummy when speaking to you but it would help if they called you mummy when they speak about you to the child, like "Mummy is coming soon", "Look at mummy"... and so on.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from canuck in How And When To Teach Your Child To Call You Mummy?   
    I think there is no need for the maid or husband to actually call you mummy when speaking to you but it would help if they called you mummy when they speak about you to the child, like "Mummy is coming soon", "Look at mummy"... and so on.
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    Lara Croft got a reaction from saffron in How And When To Teach Your Child To Call You Mummy?   
    I think there is no need for the maid or husband to actually call you mummy when speaking to you but it would help if they called you mummy when they speak about you to the child, like "Mummy is coming soon", "Look at mummy"... and so on.
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    Lara Croft reacted to TheGoodeLife in Anyone Else Having Ac/ Electrical Problems Today?   
    We came here from St. Thomas, USVI, where we didn't have AC - just fans. I have had the AC running nonstop here! lol I sleep best when it's cool in the room. Plus I run a fan for the white noise! Hopefully, I'm set for the night.
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    Lara Croft reacted to lovingmy40s in Anyone Else Having Ac/ Electrical Problems Today?   
    Oh wow -- we use our AC even in the "winter" -- we can't stand being warm at all inside the house!
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    Lara Croft reacted to Sweetpea in The Time Has Come   
    All the best LC, every good wish for your new life xxx
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