Ramadan – The Holy Month

Living in Dubai, there is no escaping Ramadan and it’s practices.  I actually think that is a great thing!  What a fabulous way to understand another culture.  I have learnt so much in the last few, that I actually look forward to learning more again this time round. For those of you who do not know…

The Early Morning Swim Log

A few weeks ago, my friend Justine and I got a fabulous idea into our heads to go swimming every morning before work. It all stemmed from the fact that I had swum two lengths of a hotel pool and my lungs nearly collapsed!  I am just not a natural swimmer.  I in fact really do…

Hakkasan, Jumeirah Emirates Towers

I am lucky that I work in a building with a fabulous array of award-winning restaurants in.  My rapidly expanding ass doesn’t agree!! Today I met my lovely friend Denise for lunch at Hakkasan.  It is the first time I have been here in years as the last time I went (a couple of years…

Lists & Bacon

I love lists.  I always have and I always will.  Writing everything down makes me feel comforted.  I know I can’t forget anything then.  The best part however is when you get to tick things off that list! Yeah… I have issues… I know. It is however great being me just now as I have lots…

The Great Gatsby Gala

Birthdays can be fairly big out here in Dubai. You don’t have your family with, so your friends band around and make sure you have a good time! My friend Denise always has the best ideas for birthdays, and the celebration of her 35th birthday which she hosted this year was probably the best yet……

Heavenly Hair, again!

Yep!  That’s right!  I went back to visit Hair God, Stylianos at Jet Set in Jumeirah Emirates Towers.  Not only did he do my hair, but this time he did my eye make up for me be because I am entirely useless. Not sure how many words I need for this.   Just have a look at…

Irresponsible Journalism

Call me old-fashioned, but I belive that journalism should be impartial and factual. It should not inflame potentially volatile situations. It is a shame that the Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday/Mail Online do not agree with this. In the last week, there has been a flurry of information on the Iraq situation, which has been both…

Heavenly Hair

I had a wedding to go to last weekend and being English, I needed a hat.  Sadly, it’s just too hot for a proper hat so off I went and bought a fascinator.  (See my next post!) I picked the perfect one to go with my outfit, but then decided that I couldn’t possibly have my…

Ooopsy!!

True to form, I bloggeed up a storm and then got busy, behind, and then just couldn’t be bothered. Time to start again?!  Maybe for a bit.  However, here in Dubai it’s Ramadan and I am not sure how many of you would like to see my ramblings when they consist of “went to work,…