The Dubai Frame

I’m not sure how many words I’m going to have for this. The overwhelming feeling is “ok, I’ve done that now”. Not the most inspiring statement. As the name would suggest, or maybe it doesn’t unless you live here and know about it, The Dubai Frame is a giant photo frame built in Dubai. If…

Coming through!!!

Hello! I’m back! It’s been an interesting few months. I don’t want to write about it. I just want that door closed. It hasn’t all been bad though. Far from it. I have been so surrounded by love, support and surprises. It has completely blown my mind. I am certainly not the same person as…

Ware to start!?

Ware in Hertfordshire, that’s where!! My childhood revolved around trips to Ware as it is where my grandparents lived.  I have so many happy memories of seeing Grandma and Granddad, but also our extended family too.  As I explained in my last post, I have a wonderful set of God-parents and all of them came…

“He Named Me Malala”, Netflix

In a break from my normal endless stream of trashy TV (which reminds me, I have a lot of Dynasty to catch up on!), I found myself strangely drawn to a documentary about Malala Yousefzai. A couple of years ago I was in an Uber on my way to RAK and the normal ‘where are…

The Dinosaur Park (The Parks, Part 2)

Yes, that’s right.  There is a Dinosaur Park in Dubai!  Not only that, it’s covered in the AED 60 cover charge for Dubai Garden Glow! Now, I have to confess that I really was a bit disheartened when I heard there was a dinosaur exhibit at the park.  I don’t think even when I was…

Sticks and stones

We are all told that little rhyme when we are growing up. It’s meant to keep us safe from mean words.  Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.  It’s great in theory but it’s a lie. Words can hurt horrendously.  It’s an obvious thing really. Don’t use the n-word…

Yay me! Yay you! Yay everyone!

I was just on Instagram having a little chat with the marvelously talented and beautiful Cara of RainyBayBlog (hello!) about self promotion.  She made a wonderful post about her many accomplishments and how proud she was of herself.  She mentioned that she felt a bit “cringy” about being so vocal and we both agreed that…

My GM Diet/Detox Experiment

As anyone who knows me or has seen my photo knows,  I carry a few extra lbs on my frame.  Or rather a lot.  Depending on which photo you have seen!  Currently however, my weight has rocketed and I don’t like it at all.  I am uncomfortable and unhappy and so I decided I needed…

3 Day Juice Cleanse – Day 2

7.30am – Snuggle back down into duvet as no breakfast making means longer lay in. 7.45am – Go waste time in the shower. 8.00am – Start Juice 1 shots. 8.01am – Get pleasant surprise that the juice tastes better today. 8.23am – Have last shot.

3 Day Juice Cleanse – Day One

Day One 8.00am – The Boy has charged off to Freshii in an excited whir to pick up our juices. 8.01am – Decide to hide in the shower for a bit longer. 8.15am – He is back and I’m getting nagged to come and have breakfast. 8.16am – I hate this week already. 8.20am – My…