“You gotta Nourish to Flourish!”

The North of Doha during the winter is usually well-known for setting up Winter camps, evening barbeques and hare-hunting. However, our last trip was about something a little greener. Not too far north from the capital city, we took a turn at the Um Al Amad Interchange to discover Eden Farm. This sanctuary was initially […]

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The Fine Line Between Observation and Judgement….

I have been thinking about observation vs judgement, and how this relates to effective communication. This is a something that is often discussed with my better half, particularly when I am making an observation and he feels that it is inappropriate to pass judgement and rightfully so.   My immediate response is that I am […]

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Pursuing Peace and Relaxation!

I’m just a regular quinquagenarian who loves spending her weekends pottering around at home. The highlight of my weekends begins with unwinding on Thursday afternoons at my go-to coffee shop, watching the world go by. Fridays are spent catching up with TV series and movies, with the best company- a soothing cup of tea. On […]

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To The Men in Uniform!

Despite the illegal blockade imposed by some of the neighbouring countries, Qatar has shined, showing its resilience, its resolve to retain its own identity and maintain its independence and sovereignty. From interviews, to images and  debates on TV and the internet, almost every resident and citizen alike expressed their support for this beautiful land: #weareallQatar, […]

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Unapologetically passionate about photography…

I admit, I am unapologetically passionate about photography. I totally understand that we should NEVER confuse passion with hobby- hobby is something that one does outside work, for relaxation, such as walking, listening to music, reading or visit an art gallery, being passionate is doing something that simultaneously relaxes you and drives you crazy. Personally, […]

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Let’s make time for our girlfriends and be there for each other!

In a world that’s growing to be increasingly competitive, “Girl Power” is a necessity. We need to be there for each other more, focus on empowering each other and lending a helping hand, rather than end up tearing each other down. Having time out with the girls is one way I stay sane. We get […]

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2 Months and 2 Days…

“Howzit? All ok? Everyone ok? What’s new? “All good, not much, same old, same old” So, I get on with living my expatriate life in Doha- Qatar. Living with enthusiasm…you need it in a city built in a hurry and now bursting and cracking at the seams, with innocuous cranes dotting the skyline; a country […]

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Maintaining our own traditions while living as expats!

“A nations culture resides and the hearts and soul of its people” Mahatma Ghandi Part of the excitement of living overseas is the discovery of a new culture and joining in the celebration of the local holidays and traditions of our adopted country, but there are so many reasons why maintaining our own cultural traditions […]

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Discovering Masjid El Nur in Rio de Janeiro!!!

A Masjid in Rio Walking on Copacabana beach, with sand on my feet and the coolness of the water washing away the sand every time a wave comes to shore, I wondered whether there are mosques in Rio de Janeiro and, if so, where they are located. The answer is, of course, very near. With […]

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So much has been written about expat friendships…

I dedicate this post to all my friends old and new… Friendships take years to establish. Basically, friendship, the kind that remains intact through all of life’s ups and downs, marriages, babies, divorces, etc., requires a foundation those experiences surely formed what is now the foundation of a friendship guaranteed to stand the test of […]

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