Life Ready

I celebrated my birthday earlier this week, another year older, and only one away from the next major milestone, how can I possibly be in my sixtieth year? Birthdays are always a time of reflection, looking back, looking forward, comparing, dreaming, but after all this soul searching, I thought I was feeling quite content. However, whilst folding [...]

Staycation Dubai – Part 2: Fireworks & Fountains

Continuing our 5 day staycation break, as Eid al Adha formally begins, so does the fireworks! Day 3 - Dolce Far Niente What's a holiday without the chance to kick back and take it easy, or to be more specific, do nothing? In my post about 'Doing things the Italian way' I talked about the [...]

Staycation Dubai – Part 1

Having a 5 day break to enjoy due to the local celebration of Eid al Adha, the decision was made to stay at home in Dubai, and take advantage of some of the numerous touristic opportunities that the Emirates has to offer. Day 1 - Retail Therapy With day time temperatures still in the 40s, outdoor activities are [...]