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So you think you're ready to drop the corporate life and become a freelancer. Now what? There's a lot of planning that goes into this, so let me share my experience and the steps I took to finally take the freelance plunge while based in Dubai. Some of these points are universal, and some specific … Continue reading Becoming a freelancer – what you need to know
Once I booked my flights to London, I knew what I had to do: check if there were any shows in the city I wanted to see. While on this hunt, I thankfully remembered to check if Jay Rayner had any shows on during my trip. I got lucky, there was a ‘Ten Food Commandments’ … Continue reading Ten Food Commandments with Jay Rayner
OK, so as of the beginning of April 2018, I didn't know how to swim. As a child, I was never sent to a swimming class, and I eventually developed a fear of going anywhere beyond the shallow side of the pool, or letting go of the wall. Worse, I have friends who have tales … Continue reading Want to learn how to swim in Dubai?
So after my 'where to Zumba' and 'where to learn dancing' posts, it occurred to me that I've also tried quite a few barre classes in Dubai and figured I'd share my experiences to anyone else interested. And if you scroll all the way down, I've got my GuavaPass referral code if anyone would like to sign … Continue reading Where to try barre in Dubai
OK so I've always loved dancing. It's why I enjoy Zumba as a form of exercise so much - it combines dancing and music to create a great workout. But I've already told you about where to try Zumba in Dubai (and I'll keep updating that post as I try - and like - more … Continue reading Put those dancing shoes on – in Dubai
Earlier this month, I attended the launch of Literaturhaus at Nadi, which is a literary event that will continue to be hosted at Nadi Al Quoz every Saturday until September 30. The first Saturday was helmed by Afra Atiq, an Emirati spoken word poet. She was mesmerising, to say the least. This was my first … Continue reading Literaturhaus at Nadi – an ode to literature at Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue
Note: I will update this list as I keep trying Zumba classes around town! A few years ago, I discovered Zumba, and oddly enough, through work. My company regularly hosts "Wellness Weeks" every few months, and during one of these weeks, a Zumba dance studio (now unfortunately defunct) was offering classes. Since then I've been … Continue reading Want to try Zumba in Dubai? Here’s where I go!
People who know me very well will know I can't really be bothered with make-up, or manicures, and so on. But with a three week-long holiday upon me, including a full-blown Indian wedding and then Christmas, I decided to take the plunge and try this long-lasting nail polish thingybob I'd heard about. I was told … Continue reading Thoughts on getting fancy schmancy nails done
On December 13, 2014, I stumbled across a little pop-up market at DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. I'd just gone there to return books to my library (it's called The Old Library, if anyone's interested, and it's fabulous). While I browsed the stands, this one caught my eye. Books - an easy way to get … Continue reading Stationery I love: Surat Journals, your little blank book