I’m Latika Chawla, an Indian expat, born and brought up in Dubai, married to the love of my life and blessed with two sons.
Dubai has given me my life as I know it and I love it! My parents, in-laws, sister and a huge extended loving family call this place Home. I love my Indian roots, values and traditions but can never imagine living anywhere in India. I’ve been in Australia for a short while as a student, but couldn’t settle there either! DUBAI IS HOME!
As a kid, I loved to dance, read and paint. Haven’t been able to pursue my talents in art and dancing much and my interest in Reading was left behind somewhere along the way after getting married.
During the last 10 years or so, my life and Dubai have changed too fast..leaving a bit of me behind. Got my Post-graduate degree, got married to a handsome and loving man, quit my wonderful F&B job, started my own E-commerce venture (www.giftbag.ae) and had two sons (A , 4 & P, 1.5) – yes all in the last 10 years! Busy with raising kids and taking care of the house, I hardly have the time and energy to get out of the house or even pursue my interests much. Sadly do not even give much time to my business that I was once so passionate about.
Lately, I’ve been feeling a lot missing from my life and decided I want to do something for myself. After the birth of my first son, I’ve realised that I enjoy writing and putting my emotions and thoughts down. I love crafting and cooking with my elder son. Our crafts and some easy recipes are also posted here on a regular basis.