May his heart be your shelter and his arms your home….

just a little over 2 weeks ago, I entered a new phase in my life. I am officially  someone’s mother-in-law, for the first time, as my youngest son married the love of his life. In spite of living in different continents, in my attempts to jointly organize the wedding, from the hall to the caterer, […]

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Re-connecting

It has been a while since I shared my thoughts or experiences on my page, it has been a busy time for me and my family.     I know that 3 weeks have passed since Ramadan ended, however, I still chose to share my thoughts and feelings about Ramadan, most certainly my favourite time […]

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Happy Birthday Mum!

The first heartbeat I heard was yours the first arms to hold me The first one to show me love The first one to teach me lessons in life The first to hold me when I took my first steps The first one to show me acceptance The first one to comfort me when I […]

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Styling on at 55

Just because someone, somewhere, decided on an age-appropriate dressing concept without your consent,don’t allow someone else’s notion of taste inhibit your own taste. Conditioning you to think that the older you get the more conservative you have to dress robbing you of your creativity; dictating that colour and vibrancy no longer form part of your […]

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The reality of turning 55….

Oh so many changes, changes everywhere, understanding and accepting that at 50 you will never look 30 again. Our face shape changes leaving many of us to discover our cheekbones for the first time in our 50’s, our skin starts to dry out, with it the growth of crow’s feet, giving us that washed out […]

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“You gotta Nourish to Flourish!”

The North of Doha during the winter is usually well-known for setting up Winter camps, evening barbeques and hare-hunting. However, our last trip was about something a little greener. Not too far north from the capital city, we took a turn at the Um Al Amad Interchange to discover Eden Farm. This sanctuary was initially […]

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The Fine Line Between Observation and Judgement….

I have been thinking about observation vs judgement, and how this relates to effective communication. This is a something that is often discussed with my better half, particularly when I am making an observation and he feels that it is inappropriate to pass judgement and rightfully so.   My immediate response is that I am […]

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Pursuing Peace and Relaxation!

I’m just a regular quinquagenarian who loves spending her weekends pottering around at home. The highlight of my weekends begins with unwinding on Thursday afternoons at my go-to coffee shop, watching the world go by. Fridays are spent catching up with TV series and movies, with the best company- a soothing cup of tea. On […]

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To The Men in Uniform!

Despite the illegal blockade imposed by some of the neighbouring countries, Qatar has shined, showing its resilience, its resolve to retain its own identity and maintain its independence and sovereignty. From interviews, to images and  debates on TV and the internet, almost every resident and citizen alike expressed their support for this beautiful land: #weareallQatar, […]

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Unapologetically passionate about photography…

I admit, I am unapologetically passionate about photography. I totally understand that we should NEVER confuse passion with hobby- hobby is something that one does outside work, for relaxation, such as walking, listening to music, reading or visit an art gallery, being passionate is doing something that simultaneously relaxes you and drives you crazy. Personally, […]

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