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Beat the VAT – Fly and Buy

Having access to international travel on a regular basis does have some advantages. One of these is bringing back tasty treats (as well as useful household items) from overseas. This is one way you can beat the VAT recently introduced to Dubai. Remember, hold on to your receipts, just in case. Alcohol and cigarette limits […]

Winterbooks

Book Reviews – Winter Edition

Okay, so I didn’t really get a winter vacation. I had three days off over Christmas, and I just spent five days in Spain. Apart from that, I worked right through. But, after my earlier book review post, covering the first half of at the year, I thought I should cover the second half. For […]

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – For Her

And now, on to the ladies! I’ve tried to pick out a few different items here in a 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for her, that should cater to most tastes. A quick look on the websites featured should also reveal a host of other options for Christmas gifts, so do not hesitate to delve a […]

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – For The Kids

I’ve been missing in action a bit lately. Life, work and all sorts of other exciting activities have gotten in the way of me blogging. Blogging, by the way, is a terribly time-consuming (and not all that rewarding) hobby. You spend time curating content that disappears into the ether, and you are never quite sure […]

Copper

Product Round Up – The Copper Edition

Another product round up! This one covers a few more bases… things for him, her, the house and the kids! I present to you my Product Round Up – the copper edition. I plan on doing a Christmas special soon, listing a few ideas for items that can be easily posted (aka light and small!). […]

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Scamp Pop Up – A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue

It’s no secret that I love Scamp. Offering gorgeous products for yourself and your furry friends, they are one of my favourite ‘go-to’ shops for creative gift ideas in Dubai. That’s why I’m happy to announce that you can visit Scamp this week, from 1st to 7th October, at their pop-up store in A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue. […]

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Home and Living – Product Round Up

I’m not exactly a style guru. However, I am a prolific window shopper (or an online window shopper, I guess?). I might not buy much, but I do tend to find a few nice things. I thought that every now and then, I’d collate them up and share with the world. Voila – here is my […]

Art

Where to Find Art Supplies in Dubai

One of the difficulties about moving to Dubai is trying to find the things you took for granted back home. Knitting wool was a big one. It took me a fair while to locate anything resembling real wool here in the desert. Art supplies were another stumbling block. Sure, you can pick up cheap bits and […]

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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 opening windows (or a balcony) 58 floors up! So owning a pet is not on the […]

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Book Reviews – Summer Edition

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 not really working. But I have spent a lot of my time recently reading, and seem […]

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