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

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

Guava Pass

In the run up to the Formula one in Abu Dhabi last year I completed Get Driver Fit.  This was a 6 week intense fitness program free to everyone in Abu Dhabi.  I went to all kinds of classes from bootcamp at the Yas Marina Circuit to Yoga in Body Tree Studios and Circuit training … Continue reading Guava Pass

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

Crust Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

I have been on a self imposed brunch ban since mid February and what better way to break the ban than a visit to the Four Seasons.  I had heard great reviews about their 'Crust' brunch and I was excited for May 5th to roll around and try it out for myself. We arrived for … Continue reading Crust Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi

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!

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!

Top 5 Casual Eats in Abu Dhabi…so far!

There are so many amazing restaurants in Abu Dhabi but sometimes you just want something without fuss or a dress code but that still hits the spot. Approaching our 6 month anniversary in Abu Dhabi I thought I would do a quick list of my favourite casual eateries!  It will be interesting to look back … Continue reading Top 5 Casual Eats in Abu Dhabi…so far!

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