Calling all blondes 💇🏼

The biggest struggle (very first world) since moving to the UAE has been finding a hairdresser who knows how to deal with highlighted hair.  My first experience was OK, my second experience was horrific and haunts me to this day but finally, after months of searching, I have found a salon with properly trained hairdressers … Continue reading Calling all blondes 💇🏼

iTrain Saturdays!

Before D and I moved to Abu Dhabi we were a bit gutted to discover that there was no Parkrun in the UAE.  For anyone who doesn't know what Parkrun is (what rock have you been living under!) it's a global community of runners of all ages and abilities that happens every Saturday morning at different … Continue reading iTrain Saturdays!

First camping trip of 2018

We have just returned from our first camping trip of 2018 and it was wonderful!  We went to a new site this time located only 50mins outside the city and I can't wait to return.  The deeper into the Emirates you go the sand changes colour.  If you drive towards Saudi Arabia the sand gets … Continue reading First camping trip of 2018

Eight weeks in Ireland☘️

Part 1 When D suggested we leave the desert in the summer to go back home to Ireland I  couldn't wait.  The weather in Abu Dhabi in June was tolerable,  in July and August its pretty unbearable and you spend little or no time outdoors.  So an escape to the cooler climes of Ireland seemed … Continue reading Eight weeks in Ireland☘️

One night in Qasr Al Sarab

A few months ago D and I stopped into this property on our way out to the Liwa desert on a camping trip.  We figured it wouldn't hurt to have a little bit of luxury before spending the weekend in a tent!  I had read reviews about Qasr Al Sarab and spoke to friends that … Continue reading One night in Qasr Al Sarab

One night in Zaya Nurai Island

  Where on earth is Zaya Nurai Island I hear you say.  No, its not in the Seychelles or the Maldives but it is in fact 20 mins off the coast of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi!  While it  very much feels like a luxurious Maldivian resort, the property is located on a private island in … Continue reading One night in Zaya Nurai Island

Three days in Lebanon

Day 1 Beirut is a destination that's been on my list for a while now.  I read an article in a travel magazine years ago and it sounded like an interesting destination so it was well and truly on the list of countries to visit whilst living in the Middle East.  We left Abu Dhabi … Continue reading Three days in Lebanon

Friends Avenue Cafe, JLT Dubai

On the way back from a golfing trip to  Al Zorah in Ajman, we decided to stop into Dubai for some lunch.  I had been wanting to try out Black Tap for a while but we hadn't been to Dubai for a few months so hadn't had the chance yet.  This was the perfect opportunity as we … Continue reading Friends Avenue Cafe, JLT Dubai

36 hours in Sri Lanka

We weren't sure if spending 36 hours in Sri Lanka was going to be a waste of time as we were only stopping in on our way to The Maldives but it was just enough time to leave both myself and D wanting for more! We arrived into Colombo from Abu Dhabi around 9pm at … Continue reading 36 hours in Sri Lanka

Camping trip in the Desert!

We were recently invited on a desert camping trip by a friend who was going with a group of seasoned campers.  As this is something we have been excited about doing since moving to the UAE,  we jumped at the chance.   We left Abu Dhabi at 12 noon and got to the meet up … Continue reading Camping trip in the Desert!