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Happy Birthday UAE Food Bloggers (aka FIA)!

Happy 1st Birthday FIA!

A special yummy birthday post for a food loving and equally beautiful 56 talented UAE Food Bloggers!


My once a upon FIA story began when I commented and joined Rajani’s (eatwritethink) blog giveaway April this year.


MyNappytales started as a baby-mommy blog then I stopped when we moved here for Mr. C’s work, fast forward to March this year I decided to write about food and once again I found time to blog. I actually first virtually met Kari and Sandy when Vierte had some chicken and soup craving which led to visiting other UAE base bloggers. I didn’t know then that FIA existed.


After 3 food related post Rajani asked if I wanted to join a UAE food group without hesitation I said YES. Arva (iliveinafryingpan) fried up an overwhelming welcome message (made me smile ear to ear) and introduce me to the group FB page.


I already got to meet some of them at the Farmers Market for some photography lesson, baked our goodies at BakeFestDXB, lined up at Tavola to meet Martha Stewart, and just recently went on a food safari at Atlantis. From finding one food item to restaurant recommendation to photography tips each one helps.


FIA added spice to my boring SAHM life, everyday I read and learn a thing or two on each blogpost.


Besides winning the blog giveaway I aslo won a new set of friends. I’m so happy to be among happy delicious people.

Happy Birthday 1st birthday Famished In Arabia!


Hop on to Ms. FryingPan’s  post here for some FIA history.

This entry was posted in: What to eat Mom?


Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


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  2. Such a lovely post Abby! You’ve bought Filipino flair to this group, and we are so lucky to have you join! Isn’t it wonderful how all these random but fun connections happen – like yours with Rajani’s – and then BANG! you’re suddenly pulled into something so large and exciting!

    Keep your posts coming lady. Many of us from FiA eagerly look out for the goodies that nappytales serves up. Like those unforgettable purple yam cupcakes…one of my ALL-TIME favorites. 😀

    Warm hugs and wishes and tons of foodie love from me to you. ❤

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  4. Anonymous says

    It’s been such a pleasure to meet you, V, and B through FiA and blogging!

      • Hi Deep! Thanks for dropping by. Would you be interested to join a group of food bloggers?

      • Mari Toni says

        Hi abigail! chanced upon this site while looking for food/travel bloggers here in the UAE. i am planning of rekindling my passion for blogging and being in a group will definitely give more inspiration. how can i join??

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