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They say it’s not the destination, but rather the journey that matters. In my case this rings true, especially in regard to the lifestyle that I have now adopted. But what about the starting point? How can we measure how far we have come even if we’re not quite there yet, or perhaps nowhere near,
Sunday 10th April – Saturday 16th April Hello again! I’m a little late to the party this week (normally I schedule these training updates for a Sunday), but I’m here now, ready to relay this week’s running adventures and marathon training for week 6. Unfortunately, it won’t be anything like my Sri Lanka runs from
Sunday 3rd April – Saturday 9th April I’m starting with a non-running picture for this week’s marathon training update, just because I’ve been in Sri Lanka and have had the most incredible time exploring, attending a wedding, and of course, running! There may or may not have been a couple of beers and curries consumed
Climbing Kilimanjaro From packing to summit night and the long way down!
Life in the UAE View all Expat advice and musings
For long term Dubai residents, there comes a time when things change. The lifestyle enjoyed by most when they first arrive in the sandpit is one of luxury hotel brunches, ladies’ nights, meals out several times a week and a general love of the glamourous, good life. But this cannot be sustained forever. The infamous
From the moment friends and family tell you they’ve booked their flights and are coming to visit you in Dubai, your mind will go into overdrive planning various activities that will allow them a glimpse of your life here in the UAE. There’s no doubt that there’s plenty to do; the trick is to enjoy
Once one has decided to move to Dubai, the next question is generally, ‘where should I live?’ In a city with so many options, this can be a tricky choice to make. Of course, those with families may immediately dismiss the idea of high rise apartment living, and instead opt for a villa with a
Wow. It’s been so long since I blogged, and I’ve written so few posts this year that I thought twice about writing an end of year review. Will anybody even read this other than my family, and why should anybody care after such an absence? Still, I started blogging for myself, so I will end
It has all been rather quiet on here of late, as I settle into married life and start making progress with my career now that the wedding is out of the way. I’ve been doing a lot of freelance writing, which is fabulous, and I absolutely adore having the freedom to work when I want.
It’s been a busy couple of weeks with very few posts from me, so I thought I’d write a quick update to explain why I’ve been a bit quiet of late. At the end of February, we headed off to Amsterdam for a short break. There’s plenty of posts about that for me to write, which