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,…

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!!!  …

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…

Spring Break 2018 – StayCation!

With our recent return from two weeks in Canada and Michael not having the same time off as me, well he only gets two days off but not even on the same week – I decided not to travel this week. This week is Spring Break for me. This was an easy decision but not…

Hack Ride – Bay Mare!

Bay Mare, as she is affectionately called, is one of the old girls at the stables.  A good horse to ride, I’m told as I’m led to an arena to trot her out and get a feel for her.  But I was startled to find this old mare was full of energy because she hadn’t…

Let Me Introduce You To Fizal!

Well, reintroduce as I already did introduce him in my blog about Marlow. Fizal is our “foster” dog! I’ve never fostered a dog before.  Fostering pets is a regular happening for pet lovers here in Qatar as there are so many cats, dogs…horses even, that once had a home and perhaps were horribly abandoned by…

Hack Ride – Mafnood

Today a new horse was presented to me for my morning ride around the farm.  This horse needed a crop as this horse likes to find a patch of sand, and wants to roll – doesn’t matter that I’m on his back! The crop gently reminds him that he can’t do that! However, what happened…