Michael the Qatari!

One afternoon, Michael’s student Jassim stopped by for a visit!  Michael decided he should change into his thobe and ghutra to match his guest!  Jassim helped Michael with the dressing details of cufflinks and headscarf.  Then these two Qatari’s (well one for sure!) enjoyed an afternoon chat! S, xo Advertisements

Stingray Rescue!

An afternoon at Maroona beach ended up being an afternoon of environmental rescue!  Unfortunately, I have no pictures to share as I no longer have an underwater camera (that was always on my arms when in the water!) and my cell phone was not an option! I played on the waves on my air mattress,…

Planning – Greece – Part III – Naxos Island

We leave Mykonos for a few days, taking take a ferry to Naxos Island. Naxos is all about snorkeling and relaxing!! We’re staying near the Agios Prokopis beach, claimed to be some of the best snorkeling in Greece! S, xo      

Planning – Greece – Part II – Mykonos Island

Well, it is official – after Athens, Michael and I fly to Mykonos. Mykonos is located in the center of the Aegean Sea.  We picked this island for the fun of it!  This is an island, so says the websites, where the international jet set come to play!  Known for its beaches, and cosmopolitan atmosphere,…

Planning – Greece – Part I – Athens

What to do? My first thought is food and drink!  Well, drink than food!!  hee hee….. Greek wine!!  Thank you Dionysus!  😉 Gyros comes to mind thanks to Sophie (a Grade 4 student) whose family recently travelled to Athens and said this food is a must do! Traditional Greek salad! As well as tasting moussaka, spanakopita,…

Why Play Is So Important Between Co-Workers!!

Because if I can play and have fun with coworkers, then I walk/work alongside them as friends. S, xoxoxoxoxoxo ps….plus, it is SO fun building pyramids!!!  Can you find me in there???  😀 pps….. this international pyramid is built of people from as far away as New Zealand to Canada, United States, Denmark, Spain…..and so…

Dukhan Beach, Qatar

Today Michael and I drove across the country – from East to West – to hang out at Dukhan Beach. Driving on the #3 Highway – Dukhan Highway – there are a few sand dunes along the way. Arriving at Dukhan Beach: The beach…. Relaxing afternoon…. Stop in Dukhan for some Indian food: A perfect…

Moments – Work – Yes, It Is This Fun!!!

I love my job!!!! When your principal (he’s Canadian!!) jumps on a desk to dance!  Gonna miss you PW!!! Recess….. yes, a student is wearing a box on his head (it was MAPS testing week!  😉 ) Lunch: Sometimes there are no words….. Then there was this! The PTA Teacher & Staff Appreciation Lunch catered…

My 49th Birthday Weekend Moments!

I recently celebrated my 49th birthday and my birthday weekend (my actual birthday!) fell on the last day of the work week! Here are birthday celebrations at work! One of my classes singing Happy Birthday to me as I entered during a math class….I only had time to video the last of the song!!!  …

Opa!!!! Greece!!! Let The Planning Begin!!!!!

Summer Break is just around the corner and the start of it is in Greece! I’ve 10 days in Athens before Michael arrives because his summer break begins later than mine. I am in Athens on my own for three days. This is the view of the Parthenon from the AirBnb apartment I’ve rented for…

Museum of Islamic Art – Visits Past – Part I

The Museum of Islamic Art is one the places in Qatar that is a must see.  During my Staycation, I decided to spend an afternoon wandering it’s keeps.  This, in turn, had me thinking of my visits past. So this is where I will start…. With my time spent at this museum, also called the…

Surviving vs Thriving

Today as I settle into day seven of my Spring Break Staycation I am drawn to write. I realize that it has taken me this long just to settle into a home vacation.  Yes, while this is a decision to relax at home, and truthfully I can’t bring myself to spend money on another trip…