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
I've loved Lush for a while now. I can't remember when I first discovered the gorgeous smells the company produces, but I was instantly hooked. Recently, I wandered over to the Lush Christmas event in Dubai, and boy, was that literally a feast for the senses! New products, new colours and beautiful gift boxes everywhere. … Continue reading Lush’s 12 Days of Christmas
Running a press release which I received about an event in Dubai this coming weekend, which aims to raise awareness about special needs kids and allows them to enjoy themselves in a relaxed setting while interacting with kids who go to mainstream schools. Also, it's Karan's birthday on February 22 ... so go celebrate! 😀 … Continue reading Special needs event on Saturday, Feb 22, in Dubai!
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