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July 2017

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Marimekko Café

Yesterday, I just really wanted to get out of the house. Despite it being 46 degrees outside, sometimes, it’s good to do something. Those of you experiencing the Dubai summer will understand. Our choice of activities is rather limited…

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A day in Hiroshima

Actually, not even a day. We spent about eight hours in Hiroshima, but it was a worthwhile visit.  Most people have a particular vision of Hiroshima in their head. That vision is undoubtedly based on the horrific destruction that…

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Din Tai Fung

When Matt and I visited Beijing earlier this year, we visited the famed Din Tai Fung in Beijing. After I returned to Dubai, I realised there was one at Mall of the Emirates! Before heading to the movies, some…

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48 hours in Bruges

I like history. The places I have enjoyed traveling to the most have always been places with lots of interesting history. Earlier this year, I visited Bruges for a few days, and took a day tour around the battlefields…

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Qualityfood.ae

I’m lazy. I’m not afraid to admit it. I get everything delivered to my door. I’m a strong advocate of online grocery shopping. I get most of my groceries delivered from Choithrams, and then pick up a few more…

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Scamp – for pet owners and animal lovers

I love kitties. I can’t have one, though. My husband is allergic. Keeping both a fluffy cat and an allergic husband in an apartment with no opening windows seems a little cruel. In saying that, you probably don’t want…

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58 hours in Florida

Florida wasn’t quite what I expected. Actually, that isn’t fair. I didn’t see that much of Florida. I saw Fort Lauderdale and the Space Coast. My previous experience of the United States has been a mixed bag… I loved…

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How I spent my summer vacation

I’m an avid reader. I believe voracious is the term. If I am into a book, I can polish it off in a day or two. The title of this blog is a bit of a misnomer, considering I’m…

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Dairy-free Dubai

Note – not all the items on this list are strictly dairy free – some of them are low in lactose, or lactose free. Always be sure to check the ingredients before consuming. I just really needed a snappy…

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A week in Moscow

I feel like Russia is on the ‘too hard’ list for a lot of people. You need a visa, and when most people think of Moscow, I’m sure they think of Stalinist apartment blocks – and not a lot…

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A reflection on travel

I was always a bit of a homebody growing up. I remember sleepovers at friends houses ending in tears, me waiting for mum to come and pick me up, because I’d had enough. I wanted to go home. I…

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Three days in Mauritius

Mauritius is beautiful. A year ago, if you’d asked me what I knew about Mauritius, I would have said the truth… very little. I knew it was in the middle of an ocean. Using a process of elimination, I…

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One Life Kitchen and Café

I’ve already written about the Dubai Design District, the home of Craft Café and a new Japanese restaurant, Yui. My first visit to D3 was to visit One Life Kitchen and Café – and I wasn’t disappointed. One Life…