Monday, March 18, 2019


What an amazing month March turned out to be, we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary for an entire week, starting of at Le Meridien Al Aqah and finishing at Al Maha Desert Resort and Spa, with a trip to Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Emirates Golf Club inbetween!!  The weather has finally broken and we are experiencing a rise in temperatures, it's no secret I prefer the hotter months over the cooler ones. It's Easter this month, so I hope the Easter Bunny is really kind to you all. Have a fabulous month wherever are you are.


I have no idea how much money is wasted globally on anti-aging creams, but I have to admit that sadly, I have contributed to it, but not anymore. As we age our skin becomes drier and needs more hydration, I am pretty sure a fancy pot of cream will not reduce the evidence of aging, we all age, it is a fact of life and it is not something we can control unless we choose to head down the Plastic Surgery route. Whilst plastic surgery can reduce the chronological age of your face, there is nothing you can do about your hands showing your true age!! Botox your fingers?  I think not. 

About a year ago when Lancome yet again put up their prices for their skincare range, I decided enough was enough and I started looking for cheaper alternatives. LÓreal isn't bad value for money but it definately didn't work and I saw no visible difference whatsoever to any fine lines that I have.  So I went even cheaper, and am currently using Johnson's 24 Hour Facial Moisturiser (25 dhs for 50 mls), and I love it!! smooth to apply, sinks in quickly, and is non-greasy. As I said before the majority of us suffer from dehydration lines on our faces as opposed to actual wrinkles. I also recommend the Boots Heavenly Hydration Moisture Mask (approx 85 dhs), it is a rich creamy masque which I apply at night and leave on overnight.

We are all happy to water our gardens to keep them looking fresh, but alot of us don't spend enough time watering our faces, don't forget try and consume a 1.5l bottle of water a day, it will show in your face.

GA aged 96



"Feline friends is a non-profit organization and a member of WSPA (World Society for Protection of Animals. Staffed and run by volunteers Feline Friends strive to bring relief and care to the feral/stray, domestic and feline population in the UAE"

Put into my words, Feline Friends are the Angels of the Cat World!! and what an amazing job they do here in the UAE with no government backing at all, Feline relies soley on the kindness of the population of the UAE, which I would imagine is predominantly the expatriate population.

I have five wonderful feline babies in my house, and I wouldn't be without them!! the husband says he would quite happily give them away but I beg to differ.   Mitten has nearly always had a kitten in her life, and her cat, Radley Cat absolutely adores her, they have just been playing babies, with Radley flat on his back in the mini Silver Cross pram!!

Have a heart and adopt a cat from Feline Friends, they have loads of older cats who have been abandoned due to the recession, and trust me an older cat is no bother whatsoever. or call their help line on 050 4510058 to find out about future adoption days and fundraisers in your area

Everyone likes to save a bit of money, or grab a bargain for themselves.  Here in the UAE there are few loyalty cards I would like to recommend, if you haven't got them already that is, so here goes!

The most popular of cards, handy to have in your wallet, build up your airmiles and then redeem them against anything from weekends away to kitchen appliances. Easy to apply for and completely free. You can find out more information about AirMiles on their website

Very popular choice, it's the one of choice when Flying with Emirates.  However many people fail to realise that the Skywards card can be used in various partner hotels, car hire companies and on another 8 airlines. Easy to register on line with all the benefits there for us all to see. Check their website for further information.


Well it's a Marmite thing isn't it, you either love it or loathe it. For me it was both!!  Joined and loathed it, then took a bit of time out to figure out exactly how it works and now I wouldn't be without it.  Twitter, like House of Colour changed my life for the better in the last 18 months. Following joining twitter I have so many new and exciting people in my life. I have met people from all different nationalities, gone on tweet ups, held people's hands, supported them when they were down!  I have even met a group of people who all love that wonderful show Benidorm, and we are scattered all around the world, but you know what? they are my friends, they are the lovely cyberfolk who are there when I want to express how much I love Jake Canuso (barman in Benidorm), who I incidentally follow on Twitter.


Dear Personal Trainer,

Forgive me, I have sinned, but I would like to place all the blame on Toffee Princess







One of my favourite sites, and one that I have been a member of for the last four years is British Expats.  Before you all think, I am not British!! that doesn't matter. This site is amazing and has forums that cover the entire world. Whilst I am a regular visitor to the Middle East section if I am after information relating to any other part of the World, for example a holiday in Thailand, I have a quick look in the Far East section.   You don't have to be a member to use the site, there is a good search facility available to all.   Not all of us are permanently based in the UAE and job offers come up around the world, BE is a fabulous place to find out more information about salary expectations and the standard of living in other Countries too.   So if you are fancying a change of scenery, have a little search on BE for the information you are looking for, chances are you will see a Blue Cat loitering about ....

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