My fabled land of Arabia

I’m happy to announce that my blog “Sand between my toes” was not dead after all… But after being dormant for a long time it was in dire need of a makeover – and it’s with great pleasure I present my revamped, redesigned and renamed blog. “My fabled land of Arabia” sounds a bit more […]

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A Perfect Lunch on the Pier

Blog updated: August 31, 2014 Please note the following information from Jumeirah regarding Pierchic:  “In continuation of our efforts to make your experience even more memorable at Madinat Jumeirah, we are pleased to inform you that we will be embarking on a complete renovation of the award-winning Pierchic restaurant at Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah. Scheduled […]

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BBC Wild Arabia

Originally posted on Quite Alone:
After the epic that was David Attenborough’s Africa series, which ran on BBC TV in the UK recently, their next big nature extravaganza is Wild Arabia – due later this month on BBC2 in the UK (episode 1 airs 9pm on 22nd Feb, I believe). The three-part series was filmed…

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Tai Chi – My New Passion?

Could Tai Chi be what I’ve been searching for to help me on my way to a healthier life? Both inside and out. Early stages yet, but I’m hopeful that Tai Chi will become my passion in life – and not just one of my many short-lived physical activities. Finding excuses for not interacting in […]

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Christmas has come and gone

Touching down in Bergen to calm winds and a snow-covered landscape gave me a sense of Christmas to come. Waking up the next morning to the happy sounds of my 18 month old grandson and seeing soft fluffy white flakes falling from the sky – picture perfect. The fact that ice and snow caused chaos […]

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It’s Beginning to Feel a Lot Like Christmas…

The festive season is upon us once again – and Dubai is embracing the season by doing what Dubai does best – turning on the festivities galore, showcasing a multicultural nation coming together to make this a season everyone hopefully will enjoy – one way or another.

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Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My…

Yesterday morning we woke up to a natural phenomena that seldom happens in this part of the world – rain! And not just the usual three drops, but heavy downpours accompanied by thunder and lightning.

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