People watching is an interesting thing, and when you're cooped up on a flight for nearly seven hours, it is inevitable. Especially when watching a movie that bores your brains out. This post has two parts - a spoiler-filled review of Fast & Furious 6, and thoughts on my fellow passengers. PART ONE: THE MOVIE … Continue reading Cars, carrots and coping
Those who know me well know I've been indulging in the one form of exercise that doesn't make me want to gag with boredom: zumba and/or dance-based exercises. I have grown to love doing this, so much that it's become a regular activity for me, not a fad. And so I realised once my two … Continue reading These shoes were made for dancing…
I used to blog a lot - not here, somewhere else - and it was fun. I had time to write, I had time to recount experiences ... but today I realised that perhaps I'd forgotten to laugh at myself. My old blog posts used to make fun of myself and of ridiculous situations I found … Continue reading Remembering to laugh at myself, aka ‘playing cats and ladders’
When my friend Hannah-Farah asked if I wanted to accompany her to watch Swan Lake, performed by The Russian Moscow Ballet, I said yes. I had only seen the ballet once before, in Sheffield, but I had enjoyed it very much. So we booked tickets immediately and last night, we were off to the ballet … Continue reading Swan Lake ballet in Dubai
As I mentioned in my last blog post, there's a cat coming around near my house and I want to find it a home. I thought she was a stray, and two weeks ago, with the help of Bin Kitty Collective (thanks for the suggestion Karla!) I managed to get her to a vet so … Continue reading Meet Vader. She’d like a home.
Note: I don't normally post press releases on my blog, but I felt this one warranted a post 🙂 There's a few activities for members of the public to get involved with, so if you're in Abu Dhabi around that time, why not? As part of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts’ international Global Month of Service, … Continue reading Autism awareness month supported by Hyatt Capital Gate Abu Dhabi
Perhaps two months ago, a cat started coming around my house. This is not unusual - there have been many cats who roam around my house, some venturing into the garden to relax on the big swing we have, and once one cat decided to birth her litter there. She was getting food at her … Continue reading Black cat roaming
The latest water park on the block in the UAE is the Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi. I was extremely lucky to get to attend the grand opening on January 19, 2013. Getting there is quite easy, it's about a one-hour-and-a-bit drive from the Dubai Media City end of town, and signs on the road will … Continue reading Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi
Love this post by my friend Shaahima. It’s simple, but gets across the message instantly.
The stateless Palestinian. The Rohingyan asylum-seeker. The Syrian refugee. The defenceless in war zones. The unwanted girl child. The Dalit. The raped. The gang-raped. The child being molested and too afraid to speak. The starving. The ill-treated labourer. The discarded orphan. The jailed without justice. The physically abused. The emotionally beaten. The homeless. The victim of hate. The children killed at school. The children killed for going to school. The soldiers dying in a war they don’t want. The voices silenced. The journalists white vanned. The cheated sports fan. The innocents killed at the hands of an authorised weapon. The political scapegoat. The unpaid worker. The jobless. The addict. The woman unmarried for lack of dowry. The misunderstood disabled. The philanderer’s spouse. The trafficked. The citizen of an oppressive regime. The mothers of children who never returned home. The misrepresented. The uncounted.
But before all else. Save the apathetic.
It's hard to remember where it started. I know I had the "Underground" magnet when I went to the UK on a holiday in March 2009. But it really took of when I bought the "Dubai" piece for when I was moving to Sheffield, UK for my Masters degree. I wanted a piece of the … Continue reading My magnet obsession