Complete Cupcake Catastrophe

(Yes… I am apparently very much enjoying all the alliterations at the moment!!) Months back I put out a plea on Facebook for someone to come with me to a cake decorating class I had found.  I didn’t think it would be The Boy’s cup of tea (although after actually discussing it with him, he…

Dubai Roast Dinner Diaries – Part 3

I honestly did not set out to make this a weekly thing!! We had a nice (home-made) breakfast wrap before starting our pottering around this week, and it did get us further into the day than normal!  However, when hunger hit, it hit HARD! As we were in Dubai Mall, the logical place for dinner…

Moemas, Parktown, Johannesburg

After a quick liquid refreshment stop at a fairly grotty bar, we headed on over to Moemas in order to pick up some sweet treats for dinner. (Yes, after this food journey, there was also going to be dinner!) I have to say, I was a little disappointed with this selection.  Maybe it was just…

Pancake Problems

Yep… This is me… There has been a lot of ranting on FB over the last few weeks about various topics that I haven’t got a clue about.  I know that should encourage me to go look things up and educate myself, but no!  It doesn’t work like that in my head! This morning was…

Gents, where have you gone? 

It’s time to have another rant. Today’s subject: dating. I don’t know why I have a bee in my bonnet today as I haven’t been asked out on a non-tinder date for a very long time, but even they are just ludicrous. Where has the Gentleman disappeared to? I am a lady (most of the…

O’Cacti – A much over due update!

My apologies for having been away for a while.  Epic vacation in South Africa and general January Blues are to blame! However, as requested: I did manage to get hold of the general manager.  The idiot whom I had emailed the first time was the floor manager, whatever that means.  Anyway… long story short… they…

O’Cacti, Pier 7, Dubai Marina

Dreadful service, below average food, and then a side order of obnoxious bully…. Minor issues we had included staff not being able to understand us.  We literally had to speak to 4 people to order wine.  We were also largely ignored when trying to get attention to order our meal. My main issue arises from…

Beach House Cabana, Shorelines, The Palm

Wow.  Just wow. Quite literally the worst food I have ever had in Dubai.  And that really takes some doing. Let me explain… For AED130 you buy vouchers and get 4 drinks and 1 food item from a specialized menu.  At first glance, this menu looks great!  And then it arrives.  But, I am getting ahead…

Lotus Hotel Apartments and Spa, Dubai Marina

My friend and I saw a voucher on Cobone (like Groupon) for “Unlimited dim sums, international buffet and pool access”. We both love Dim Sum and also a good pool day, so as this was ludicrously cheap compared to our normal haunts, we thought we would give it a bash. What can I say? There…

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…