Beach Bareburger

Lunch time is a very difficult decision at La Mer.  Not only does each section have different restaurants, there are loads to pick from.  We literally only explored the South side and that proved hard enough! We settled, after much debate and remembering we were out for dinner that night, on Bareburger but shockingly not…

La Mer

I love the beach.  Huge fan.  It’s one of the things I miss most about Bermuda is having really accessible beaches that are nice and close.  However, I have moved on a little since those days and really love myself a nice sun lounger to tan in comfort. There are lots of nice beaches down…

The Ice Park (The Parks, Part 3)

The third part of our exciting parks adventure was the Ice Park.  It is again in Dubai Garden Glow.  Right in the middle.  It isn’t included in the original cover charge, and will cost an additional AED 60.  Or maybe AED 65?  I should have paid a little more attention to that! Sorry! Is it…

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…

Dubai Garden Glow (The Parks, Part 1)

In order to get over the crazy amount of “doing” that we did on the Big Bus Tour, Mum and I ended up having a lovely quiet day of treats the following day.  We had a lovely breakfast at Cafe Barbera, dresses made at Deepa’s in Satwa, we had our nails done at N.Bar, we…

Cocktails and Dinner

Following our lovely day bumbling along at the beach we headed home to relax a little. The relaxing involved a Hallmark Christmas Movie (one of our favourite seasonal treats!) and a glass of wine! After that though it was off out to revisit a couple of Mummy’s favourite Downtown activities! On our way we had a…

Kite Beach, Dubai

Winter in Dubai is glorious! We spend months cooped up in the summer when the temperature is so hot your internal organs are at risk of melting. It cools off in the autumn but not by a huge amount. It also gets humid which just makes it hot and sticky. Then, around the end of…

The Rubbing House, Epsom Downs

We had been running errands around the old neighborhood all morning when suddenly, hunger struck.  It was a traumatic experience.  I was surrounded by places that I had grown up around but nothing looked quite how I remembered, or of it did, that was enough to put me off!  After a unreasonably long time, I…

Ask Italian, Winchester

After our little trundle around the Christmas market, we needed warming up and feeding so had a little wander down a few streets and stumbled across Ask Italian.  It turns out that this is quite a famous chain.  Who knew! We walked in and it was absolute bedlam!  They did however do gluten free pasta…

Winchester Winter Market

On one of his many long drives the other week, The Boy was listening to some or other grown up boring chat show type radio programme and was highly entertained to listen to a discussion on the appalling state of the ice and size at Winchester’s temporary ice rink.  He was also amused by the…