About Bee

Okay here is the short version.  Grew up in Brighton, UK, moved to Toronto, Canada with the family when I was 11.  Went to university in Montreal to study Education.  Became a teacher.  Came back to London, UK to teach.  It scared the s*%t out of me, but actually love love loved it.  Taught Year 5 and 6 in an East London Primary school for 5 and a half years.  Met F somewhere in between all that.  Fell in love!  Moved in with F.  Married F.  Did my Masters in Children’s Literature.  Moved to Switzerland with F.  Taught at a Private International School.  Loved the kids, but hated the system.  Much prefer state school in England.  Had a baby in Geneva!!!  Quit job to be with Baby Bee.  Motherhood rocked my world in ways I never thought possible.  Now we are back to the UK so that F can start his business and I can go back to being the type of teacher that I want to be.  Maybe.  Maybe I will go and do another degree.  Maybe.  Maybe I’ll stay home with BB.

And that is the story About Bee so far.

My blog is my life narrative – random thoughts about teaching, motherhood, family, books, reading and even some original fiction if I am brave enough!  Welcome.



  1. go guys go! I am so happy for you both. take care and God Bless! You guys are always in my thoughts and prayers. Lots of Love as always, Bai

  2. I don’t think i know you but i’ve read all about you in farhan’s blog. best wishes in switzerland!!


  3. I just stumbled across your blog, and wanted to say I love your stories! I lived in Switzerland (Lausanne) for three months last year for work, and loved every second of it


  4. thank you so much! i always think that is is just my mum who is reading this space!! switzerland is a strange but beautiful place, that is for sure!

  5. Hi Shireen,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, I like your blog too! Shall we link each other?

    I occasionally hold evenings called “Living in Nyon” events where readers of my site can meet together for a drink etc.
    I’ll let you know when the next one is soon.
    Where are you in Nyon?
    Kind regards Catherine

  6. Thanks Catherine – consider yourself linked! See you soon.

  7. Hi Shireen,
    Hope you’re well. We met at Cybermummy. Have just been looking for your twitter address so that I can follow you – do you have one? Cheers Caroline

  8. Hi Caroline!
    Thanks for looking for me! I feel so special 😉 I am a twitter virgin (going to read your post on it tonight)…but I will get my act together and get on the twitter boat. When I do, I’ll find you for sure! Thanks for visiting x

  9. Hi Shireen,
    Thanks for following my blog!

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