Ascot Christmas Market

We had planned on heading into London to go to Winter Wonderland, but with the recent terror incident in London, and some free tickets to a local Christmas Market, we decided to stay closer to home. I was a little disappointed but mostly elated that I wouldn’t have to go on the train again so…

RIP, Gary

Many moons ago, when I was still new to Dubai, I worked with a charity. Whatever It Takes was the brainchild of Charlotte di Vita, MBE. She worked out that by getting celebrities to do a quick drawing, you could licence it out to get put onto a multitude of items and make a lot…

Cipriani, DIFC

Not to be mixed up with Cipollini (who is a bike riding superstar, and very tasty to look at), Cipriani is a very snooty but tasty Italian restaurant in DIFC. I’ve only been once before because it’s really quite expensive, and it was such a treat! I didn’t think I would really have the opportunity…

Celeb Date Night!

Restarting my blog this week has already made it look like I’m a bit celebrity obsessed. Two of three posts with a famous chef. This is about to make it look even more true, when acutally I’ve generally not got a clue who anyone is. I mean, you’re talking to the girl who walked straight…

#SaltBaeBurger update!

As you all know, I went for lunch in the newly opened Salt Bae Burger in DIFC this week, and loved it! In fact, I loved it so much that I quickly wrote up about it and posted the next morning. This promoted two things…

#SaltBaeBurger

It’s always a big deal when a new restaurant opens in DIFC. Who doesn’t like new places to go and try? However, this may be the biggest opening for a while. Forever ago (ok, only a few months) the billboards went up around a closed restaurant space. Not too long after that, rumours started to…

The Seychelles – Part 1

After a seemingly very quick flight from Dubai, we arrived in the Seychelles just in time for a beautiful sunrise. The view from the plane is always one of my favourites because of the clouds (see here), but what made this extra special is the tiny islands you see all around you. I knew that…

Dubai Roast Dinner Diaries – Part 6

If you don’t know already, which is unlikely if you know me, I do love a good roast dinner.  Actually, it doesn’t even have to be particularly good for me to enjoy it.  It just has to have veggies and meat, and of course the all important Yorkshire pudding! There are a huge amount on…

Pizza & Prosecco

What a winning combination, right!  If you then add on top an all in one price, then you win BIG time! All you can eat pizza and all you can drink prosecco all for the princely sum of AED 149 for ladies, or AED 199 for the gents.  Not only can you drink prosecco, there is…

KK’s Texan Grill House, South Croydon

I have mentioned before that one of the bonuses about being an expat is all the lovely people you meet that you normally wouldn’t have, but that it’s sad when those lovely people leave.  It’s not as bad though when they end up just down the road from your family! Lesley is one of those…