welcome 2014!

We will hopefully have had a view of the NYE fireworks (the biggest ever in a record-breaking attempt) from our New Year’s Eve dinner spot in Jumeirah 3 (will let you know soonest) – Stu and I would normally have stayed home with a prawn braai and a cold bottle of bubbly, but our visiting family from SA were so excited at the prospect of a the large display that we found a way to make it happen (thanks S & E for the invite).

I hope you all have a happy, healthy, successful 2014. Chat soon x

Happy New Year from sandCat

thanks to webdesignhot.com for the graphic


Ramadan Kareem

Yes it is that time of year again. Ramadan begins today. I can’t believe that this will be my sixth Ramadan in Dubai. I am not sure where the time has gone.

But that isn’t the point of this post. I wanted to wish all my lovely readers a peaceful and successful fasting period and a blessed Holy Month.

Ramadan Kareem

To those of us that aren’t fasting please be mindful of our friends and colleagues who are. That means no eating or drinking in public (in the UAE at least) and the wearing of more conservative clothing please girls.

If you are spending the summer in Dubai, or visiting for that matter, and wondering where you can grab something to eat or drink during the day then I recommend reading (and saving) Foodiva’s blog post today on just this subject (thank you Samantha for the useful list).

Ramadan Kareem 
رمضان كريم


happy new year!

Wishing all of you lovely people out there a happy and prosperous 2013. May it be your best year ever.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!     عام سعيد

Happy 2013

41 today

Happy National Day! Today is the UAE’s 41st “birthday” and we are relaxing with a day off after a very wet weekend of rugby at the Dubai Rugby Sevens. Most probably the first time its rained at the Dubai games I would think. Anyone know for sure?

Enjoy your day UAE!

UAE National Day

Happy 41st Birthday to the UAE 🙂

Ramadan Kareem

The holy month of Ramadan begins today. I wish you all a happy and blessed month.

Ramadan Kareem 
رمضان كريم

[thanks to PhotoWallz for the image]

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