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Styling on at 55
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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...

The reality of turning 55….
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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...

“You gotta Nourish to Flourish!”
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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...

The Fine Line Between Observation and Judgement….
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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 not...

Pursuing Peace and Relaxation!
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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...

To The Men in Uniform!
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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,...

Unapologetically passionate about photography…
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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,...

2 Months and 2 Days…
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2 Months and 2 Days…

“Howzit? All ok? Everyone ok? What’s new? “All good, not much, same old, same old” So, I get on with living my expatriate life in Doha- Qatar. Living with enthusiasm…you need it in a city built in a hurry and now bursting and cracking at the seams, with innocuous cranes dotting the skyline; a country...

Maintaining our own traditions while living as expats!
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Maintaining our own traditions while living as expats!

“A nations culture resides and the hearts and soul of its people” Mahatma Ghandi Part of the excitement of living overseas is the discovery of a new culture and joining in the celebration of the local holidays and traditions of our adopted country, but there are so many reasons why maintaining our own cultural traditions...