• They let the dogs in! Weekender Bahrain August 2018

    As a doting doggie mum, it’s hard to come up with a single funny or happy moment we’ve shared, because every minute I spend with them is full of joy. My two shihtzus April and […]

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  • 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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    Animal crackers

    My Kenneth Jay Lane giraffe bracelet from Gilt arrived in the post yesterday – yey! He’s a real beaut. My very first piece of KJL jewellery, but definitely not my last. “Style has little to […]

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    Pink donuts and golden waffles

    Whenever I go back to Oz for a holiday, I spend most of my time at my sister’s place. She lives about 40 minutes from the city. The water supply for her house comes from rainwater collected in […]

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    Petit spa

    So listen up. It’s not just us big girls who enjoy spending all day swanning around in the spa. The little ladies of today’s generation z wanna get their glam on too, and now they […]

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    Spicing up the rack

    I was scrolling through my other favourite blog yesterday, and came across the post Why I don’t read beauty magazines. It’s worth a read. My take is slightly different though. I’ve stopped reading beauty magazines because of […]

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    Smelly jelly

     Meh, sorry Etsy. Just not that impressed with the black Moroccan soap you sent me. Not worth the postage, and not really worth the 3 week wait. Yes, it contains Argan Oil, and is […]

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    A tasty treat

    I’ve got a new favourite smell. It belongs to the black Moroccan soap I bought at Dessange last week. It smells so good I really want to eat it, or at least rub it all […]

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