The Wordy brunette

Once upon a time in a land far away…

No, I’m just kidding – sadly I’m not a Disney princess and this isn’t a fairy tale, but the land far away part is kind of true.

Welcome to “The Wordy Brunette”; a blog centred around my lifestyle and travels. It felt appropriate for my first post on here to be an introduction to me, so here it goes… I’m Serene, a twenty-something British-Emirati currently living in Abu Dhabi as a British expat – cue the connection to “the land far away”.

My big loves in life are food (anything that features pasta or cheese is a huge winner for me!), the countryside, animals and yoga, but of course family and friends come before any of that! When I’m not hard at work you’re most likely to find me reading, eating or working on my tan. I’ll be honest, I’m more than a little clumsy and renowned for slightly silly comments (especially after a Prosecco or two) so if you’re looking for super serious content this blog probably isn’t for you.


Before moving to Abu Dhabi I was just a country girl, living on the beautiful coast of Cornwall, UK. Diving completely out of my comfort zone, and trading in my trusty Hunter wellies for something a little more “city chic”, we made the big leap to this desert city nearly 2 years ago. You know what they say; “you can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl”, and yes it is true but for now I am enjoying this wonderful new experience, and the fact that it is ALWAYS bikini weather!


I don’t know why I hadn’t thought about this before, but I decided to combine my love of writing with this crazy adventure I call my life… and viola here it is in this blog! It’s taken me a while to build the courage to finally start this blog, but I eventually decided to let go of my fears and just give this a try.

So, whilst I am certainly no Cinderella (unfortunately for me) I hope my posts can provide enjoyment, advice and probably a few giggles at my expense along the way.

Ciao for now 🙂 x


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