My New Inflatable Kayak!

I bought an inflatable kayak!!  It’s easy to inflate and deflate AND no roof rack required! Yesterday, Michael and I tried it out at Fuwairit Beach! Michael inflated the boat, so he deserved the honor of first paddle! My turn! Next  morning I was off to The Pearl for a paddle! First stop – a…

A Few Reasons I Love Living in Doha, Qatar!

I love driving among luxury cars such as Bentley, Rolls Royce, McLaren, Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini,  Mercedes Benz, Aston Martin, Maserati, Land Rovers and Range Rovers…. The public bathrooms in malls, hospitals, and the airport are always clean because someone’s job is to keep them that way! These guys!!  The Qatari Traditional Guards at Souq Waqif!!…

Back to Daily Life in Qatar!

After 2 months of extensive travel during summer vacation – with a total of 19 flights taken – it was time to settle back into regular life, here in Doha! First it was time for Pooh Bear to go to the groomer!  She was cared for while we were away during summer break by a…

Al Maroona Beach

Michael and I headed out early this morning to Maroona Beach! We later discovered a hole, dug by an unknown to us creature!  What’s missing are tracks to the hole, so maybe a snake?  But how does a snake dig a hole? Can you find the crab in each picture? Life is a beach!!!!! S,…

Iftar With A Qatari Family

This was an evening I was truly looking forward to! One of Michael’s students, Jassim invited us for Iftar, the breaking of the fast during Ramadan.  We arrived in what I’m coming to learn, a middle class Qatari family’s home.  All Qataris are set with substantial financial security, but there is a continuum, and the…

The Entertainer Blogger Award!

I have been nominated for the Entertainer Blogger Award!! This means a lot to me as blogging is the only form of social media I am on, therefore I’m not ‘out there’, get noticed as many bloggers do because I’m not on Facebook, Instagram, etc…. I was so excited My Dusty Flip-Flops nominated me!!  I love…

Garangao

Tonight is Garangao.  This is a traditional children’s party celebrated at Iftar (the breaking of the fast) on the 14th night of Ramadan, when half of the fasting month is over.  Garangao is celebrated in the Persian Gulf region.  There are Garangao celebrations all over Doha tonight where children sing special songs, visit neighbors and…

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

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,…

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

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!!!  …