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!

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☘️

Five FAQs about life in the UAE…answered!

Living in the UAE is a wonderful experience and I often get asked about what day to day life is like.  I decided to put together some facts about life here and answer some of the questions that I get asked regularly. Can you drink / buy alcohol here? YES!  All hotels and hotel restaurants … Continue reading Five FAQs about life in the UAE…answered!

Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Abu Dhabi Golf Club hosted the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship from Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd of January 2017.  I knew I would be there for the 4 days as a spectator so I decided to volunteer!  At the beginning of January I sent an email off and signed myself up for 4 days. … Continue reading Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship

Three days in Cairo

D had a few days off over National Day and we were quite excited about our first one in the UAE, until a friend mentioned that she was going to book flights to Cairo for the weekend and asked if we would like to join.  Cairo is not somewhere that either of us had on … Continue reading Three days in Cairo

Formula 1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

D and I decided when we first moved to Abu Dhabi that we were definitely going to buy tickets for the 2016 Abu Dhabi GP final at Yas Marina Circuit.  Having both followed Formula One in the nineties and early noughties we thought it would be a fun thing to do once in our lives. … Continue reading Formula 1 – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Golf in Dubai!

D is a massive fan of golf and I have recently started playing so when we heard about the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai we logged on to get tickets ASAP!  In Ireland it's very expensive to watch golf and generally a wash out with the weather so this was the perfect time to … Continue reading Golf in Dubai!

Kayaking through the Mangroves!

This morning I did something I have wanted to do since I moved here 4 months ago.  A friend had her Mum visiting and they invited me to join them at the Eastern Mangroves for an early morning kayak.  Perfect opportunity.  We booked through the company Noukhada and decided to depart from their E48 launch … Continue reading Kayaking through the Mangroves!

Happiness Island

Yes...this is an actual place!  I read about Happiness Island on Instagram and naturally couldn't wait to go so I contacted them on Facebook to get some information about how to get there and how much it cost.  As with a lot of things in Abu Dhabi it's difficult to find information.  The person messaging … Continue reading Happiness Island