• Packing the perfect suitcase – Bahrain Confidenti...

    Spending most of my adult life living abroad has helped me to develop a number of very specialized skills. Most of them are related to long distance travel, and one of them is packing a […]

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  • The best of the British Isles – Bahrain Confident...

    What are you looking for in your summer holiday this year? Sunshine and seas, or maybe mountain ranges and milder climates. If you’re anything like we were last year, seeking the sun was the last […]

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  • The beauty of Sherie Boutik

    If you’re looking to treat yourself or some other lovely lady in your life to a gift that’s simply gorgeous, Sherie Boutik is where you should be heading. This sweet store is so neatly tucked […]

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  • Creative spaces – FACT April 2018

    If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from the last 6 years of blogging in Bahrain, it’s that this little island is full to bursting with creativity. I guess it’s in the desert DNA – the […]

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  • Food, fabulous food! FACT March 2018

    What foods remind you most of your childhood? Most of my mealtime memories are typically Australian, apart from the delicious lasagna (Italian) my mother made, or the Friday night fish n’ chips (British) with steamed […]

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  • Al Shorooq Preschool and the Montessori Method

    ‘If you want something done well, do it yourself” is an adage that many of us subscribe to and Noora Albinkhalil, founder and director of Al Shorooq Preschool in Riffa, is no exception.* Al Shorooq […]

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  • Resolutions, anyone? FACT January 2018

    It’s that time of the year again sweet peas, when we ditch our bad habits of the past, and turn over a new leaf. Hmmm…maybe not. Did you know that only 8% of people stick […]

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  • RIVA rocks!

    Hold on for a moment please peeps – while I get on my high horse. I’ve been blogging in Bahrain (yes on an actual www.com blog) since June 2012. And since then, I’ve been to […]

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  • Starbucks Reserve = seriously good coffee

    If you like coffee, you’re going to LOVE this. Starbucks Reserve in The Avenues. This beautiful brand new outlet is the 3rd of its kind in the GCC, and boasts the 2nd Starbucks Reserve Tasting […]

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  • A guide to staycations – Bahrain Confidential Jul...

    Ooooh I do love a good staycation. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy an overseas jaunt as much as the next person, and am a firm believer that travelling can make you smarter, stronger and […]

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    Cookery class in Lake Como

    If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the lovely Lombardy region of Italy looking for something fabulous to do – this post’s for you. It’s all about breaking the rules and cooking from the […]

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    An evening at Asia de Cuba

    Unless you’ve been hiding out under a large rock lately, you would have already heard about the new kid on the 338 block. It’s big, beautiful and brash, and it’s called Gallery 21. And I […]

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    Cath Kidston’s Mickey & Minnie collection

    Have you seen who’s come to Cath Kidston? It’s none other than Disney’s most iconic characters, Mickey Mouse and his super-cute partner Minnie! The playful one-off collection pairs the Disney duo with Cath Kidston’s retro style, [...

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    Personal Training with The Army Girl’s Guide

    I recently came out of one of the BEST short-term relationships of my life – with The Army Girl’s Guide personal trainer Sarah Honey-Lawson. For 3 weeks Sarah kept me moving and motivated, tackling her […]

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    Trying Traditional Chinese Medicine

    I’m usually up for giving anything new a go, so when InTouch Clinic called me to experience some Traditional Chinese Medicine*, I beetled off to their Janabiya clinic without thinking twice. Dr Lee and his […]

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