roller gathers grass

How funny is this? A Rolls Royce covered in astro-turf. Haha, just had to share it.

Currently on show at Mirdif City Centre as part of the “collectors exhibition” for Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS).


[source: 7days Newspaper]

feet of .. uh .. sand

I’ve had a wonderfully busy April what with visits from both my Mom and then my Dad, and then a little mini holiday in Spain to visit my Brother and his family (and that gorgeous nephew of mine). It’s lots of fun having visitors, especially people who have never been to Dubai before. Mom and I had a grand old time exploring the city, shopping, having lunch and generally catching up on all the chats and laughs we haven’t had for over a year together. One of the things I did here for the first time was the Big Bus Tour. I actually learnt quite a bit, although the commentary is horribly out of date in some places, and still refers to projects that have definitely been shelved. However it’s a great way to spend a couple of hours and see the city, especially the older parts of Deira and Bur Dubai where parking is a nightmare most of the time.


[lovely traffic circle in Bastakiya]

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happy new year!!

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.


or perhaps you prefer a simple

Sana sa’eedah!
(Happy New Year)

However you wish to say it MY wish for you remains the same; a happy, prosperous and healthy 2010. May it truly be your best year EVER!

image source: 123RF

a spot of culture

I don’t think I have mentioned it before, but I have joined a local literary circle or book-club. Well it could not be more different from my other, crazy, festively social book-club, where books are incidental and the wine and gossip is WAY more exciting than the literature. No, at Kutub we all read the same book, in either Arabic or English, and then we discuss it over fruit juice instead of wine. It’s very grown-up indeed, and very interesting 🙂

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Animal Rescue

If you would like to contribute a few dollars towards my TNR work with stray cats I would be most grateful

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