2018 International Week at ASD – Moments!

After a long run of very little breaks since the start of school in August, everyone was very ready for this fun filled week of activities, food and celebration! Time to sign where I’m from! Wearing my abaya and shayla to school! Raina wears a headscarf everyday, but not an abaya.  Sadia doesn’t cover at…

2018 International Week at ASD – Parade of Flags

This is an amazing week at work!!!  Faculty, staff and students bring almost 90 countries and cultures of the world to ASD! The Parade of Flags is a highlight!!!  The feeling in the air is electric as so many people from so many countries are gathered together to celebrate community!! This is the only time…

Happy Aquarium Hobbyist!

I’m back into my passion for aquariums!! I’m housing 6 Beta fish in their individual glass habitats, and a freshwater aquarium filled with many fish such as platys, tetras,”sharks” and one Beta! Here are the Beta’s: Three Half-Moon:   4 Veiltails: This beautiful Halfmoon was my first one, but he died after a few days……

Driving Home in the Storm Moving From Al Khor to Al Rayyan!

Leaving Al Khor Park – I drove in the same direction the storm was moving – so I drove right into it! The sand mixed with rain caused for terrible visibility – I had to pull over at one point! Then the rain hit – hard!! The skies darkened so much, street lights came on!…

Having Fun as a Sea Kayak Tour Guide in Qatar!

Guiding here is much different here than in Halifax!  The water is different.  The locations totally different!  But I’ve adapted and had fun! Here are pictures from tours from different locations! Mangroves in Al Khor   Museum of Islamic Arts Tours Evening Tour:   Late Evening Tour:   The Pearl & Nikki Beach Tours  …

Chi Al Shaqab

This blog is dedicated to Liz!!! Liz, I thought of you and our time spent at your family’s farm with your horses!!  Those times meant SO much to me!!!!!!!  I know how much you love horses and I dedicate this blog to you!!!!!!!  xoxo ps…..yes you, Liz Hardy just in case you weren’t sure!!!  LoL!!!!…

A Conversation with Artist Danny Gregory

ASD invited artist Danny Gregory to spend this past week in the Upper and Lower Elementary campus inspiring faculty and students to create and draw!! I had an opportunity to have a one-on-one conversation with Mr. Gregory. We talked about life, taking risks, and what sort of people make up expats. He shared a bit of…

Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal

Tonight at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Day Six of the ATP World Tour Qatar Exxonmobil Open happened at Centre Court! The Singles Final Game was the Number One ranking tennis player in the world against the Fifth ranking tennis player in the world!!  And add to the excitement that both have split…