Skydiving, Off-Road Driving & Kayaking!

Saturday was hobby day! I dropped Michael off at Skydive Qatar for his afternoon of jumping out of a perfectly good airplane! I took these pictures leaving the drop zone, just as jumpers were coming in for a landing!   Next I made my way to Fuwairit Beach!!! Since my driving videos were popular!!  I…

Drive to Qatar’s West Coast – Kayaking at Dukhan Beach!

This is a great drive because there is actual desert – dunes – not many and they’re tiny – but there are some ! As well, the landscape itself changes to include the amazing limestone formations! These are pictures about 40km west into my journey along the Dukhan Highway. This highway seems to have more…

And So it Begins….My Small Reiki Practice in Qatar!!

I’m so excited I can hardly contain my enthusiasm!!!!!  I’m going to post this just to share because I’m so excited!!!!  My Intro to Reiki session is unfolding to be the introduction of my small Reiki practice at Yama Yoga’s Al Waab Yoga Studio!!! This all started with a small idea that blossomed into this!!!!!!!!!…

Royal Thai Lady Spa – Best Thai Massage Ever!!

About once a week I go for an hour and a half Thai oil massage at the pink building!!!  The pink building is on AL Waab Street that is home to Royal Thai Lady Spa!  Men are not allowed in this pink building!  There is a Royal Thai Men Spa two buildings down. That building…

Kayaking the Al Thakira Mangroves

My kayaking adventure this weekend brought me to the northern coastal city of Al Khor. Here, I made my way to Al Thakira beach, my launching location to paddle the mangroves! On my way into Al Khor, I passed  Al Bayt Stadium – one of 6 stadiums being built for the 2022 FIFA World Cup….

Musical Fountain at Tawar Mall!

Another mall has opened in Qatar – Tawar Mall! Tawar Mall has five levels. It’s main centre is filled with a computer controlled water fountain! There is a section that replicates a souq!  Lots of little traditional arabic shops filled with perfumes, clothing, prayer beads….. Outside of the main food court on the fourth floor…

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!!…

Cutting the Tie – Saying Goodbye to Alcohol

There is a book, I haven’t read it but know of it, called Cutting the Ties That Bind by Phyllis Krystal. I bring this up because for decades, freeing ourselves of the false security, the shadow of dependency on another person, thing or condition is a common malady brought to therapists who help others let go…

My Alcohol Addiction – My Story Now.

As I look back on different blogs where I share my thoughts and feelings on my journey of life, as well as thoughts and feelings on my journey as first a Student, then Practitioner, then Master/Advanced Practitioner of Reiki – I notice that within each blog I’m sharing exactly where I’m at – what aspect…

Summer of 2018 – Best Canadian Pecan Butter Tart Challenge!!!

The butter tart – a small pastry filled with sweet buttery syrup that is mixed with either raisins or pecans – or not – then baked to perfection with a crispy top – is known to be the classic Canadian treat enjoyed by many across the expansive country! My favorite of the three varieties of Butter Tart…

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…

Halifax, Nova Scotia – Final Days

My final days in Halifax were spent with family, friends and eating food that just isn’t the same in Doha! The day before I left – I had a BodyTalk session with my Reiki Master who is in training to be a BodyTalk Practitioner. I was very much in the middle of my 21 day…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Agritourism Day With Our Grandkids!

Michael and I, with our grandchildren returned to Windsor to visit Liz. This time, Liz stepped into the role as our agritourism tour guide of 3 farms – her horse farm, her partner’s cow farm and then an actual agritourism farm with exotic animals farmed for meat as well as the only halal and kosher…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part II

Liz and I are both kayakers, and were sea kayak guides together at East Coast Outfitters. Liz was in my wedding party, and her gift to Michael and I were all the flowers for our wedding including bouquets, boutonnières, and the flowers that decorated the reception hall!  Michael and I were so grateful – little…

Windsor, Nova Scotia – Welcome to Farm Land – Part I

I drove to Windsor to spend the day with my friend Liz! Windsor is a farming town with a history that dates back to when the Mi’kmaq people used the land many years before European discovery, the Acadins lived there and then the land was a central area of the Expulsion of the Acadians by the…

Thank You – For Those Who Follow My Blog!

Blogging sometimes feels selfish…..because I’m putting my everything out there to share but not reciprocating by involving myself too much in the vast world of bloggers. I’m not the best at following other’s blogs because I tend to isolate – yet I’m learning with Reiki that I need to start to bring the world to…