Weekend Away

Michael loves fishing. I don’t. Problem is that with him working in Al Ain, we only see one another over weekends, so his fishing expeditions have dwindled into a sorry state of non-existence. To… Continue reading

New Year’s Day 2012

Seeing that Michael was all “rock-ed out”, there were no excursions in the mountains for me this weekend. We did venture out into the beautiful warm winter’s day though, to discover and delight in… Continue reading

Strolling through an Oasis

I have joined Michael in Al Ain for the week, mainly because when he is away from home in RAK I miss him too much, but partly also to get a sense of… Continue reading

Destination Dhayah

On Saturday morning my poor husband got dragged out of bed again for a pre-dawn excursion. This time he had to take me to Dhayah Fort, just north of RAK. We arrived before first light and had… Continue reading

Eclipsing the Moon

I love the moon. I love it in all its different phases. A small silver sliver of moon hanging low in the sky just before dawn can magically pull on my heartstrings just as… Continue reading

Sheba’s Palace

  Sheba’s Palace, sometimes also called Zenobia’s Palace, actually has nothing to do with either one of these queens. They certainly were powerful and although rumour would like them to have visited here, they lived… Continue reading

Madness and Mayhem: Celebrating 40 Years of Unity

During the past month there was a steady build-up to the UAE celebrating its 40th National Day on December 2nd with regular fireworks, cultural events and a variety of processions both on and off the water. The… Continue reading

I Love Winter!

Yes it is true: “I love winter!” Not that I ever thought I’ll utter those words. When I think of winter the first word that comes to mind is “cold”. To that list… Continue reading