• 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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  • Divine details – Charles & Keith

    I popped into Charles & Keith at Bahrain City Centre last week to have a peek at their lovely new collection. The brand was founded in 1996 in Singapore by brothers Charles & Keith Wong […]

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  • Italy, you have my heart – FACT June ’17

    Italy has always had my heart. And my recent trip to the achingly beautiful Lake Como saw me leave just another little piece of it, right there. If you haven’t visited this glorious Mediterranean country […]

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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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    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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    Hot dog!

    Mai is such a poser So Mai is looking particularly glamorous these days, after spending Saturday at her salon of choice, Pet Arabia. And, just like Mai, Pet Arabia will be celebrating its second year in […]

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    Fruity feet

    If you’re finding that your feet are becoming funkier than the disco playlist in your ipod, do try this at home. 1. Grab a container that is wide and shallow enough to soak your tootsies […]

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    Snap, crackle and pop

    Spent a ‘bliss’ful hour or so with the lovely ladies in pink, being plucked and painted. I left the salon with my nails all spackled and summery, painted with a hot pink base and finished […]

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