• 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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    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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    Excuse me while I powder my nose…

    and when I’m there, I’ll be sure to double void. According to Dr. Oz (my girlfriend J says his mouth is too big – but I still love him) the main cause of recurring bladder infections […]

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