I thought it’d be nice to kick off the travel/adventure section of my blog with a quick look at one of my favourite Malaysian island resorts. There’s nothing quite like a beach holiday – waves lapping on the shore, sea breeze gently caressing your face as you kick back on the sun lounger, ice cold cocktail in hand. What a perfect way to spend an afternoon.
… the announcement of a Royal Engagement sparked mass heartbreak across the lands, as many a young lady had to sadly cross Prince Harry off their list. Not me of course – that ship not only sailed a long time ago but was hunted down, torpedoed and marooned forever more on Possum Island.
Back in the day when I was a wee lass, I thought nothing of lining up for ages to get into a club or even spending nights camped outside a stadium to get concert tickets. I don’t quite recall lining up hours before a store opened to get a coveted collection though. But those were different times I guess, not to mention the days of balancing my student budget. If ever I was waiting early at a store, it would have been to get a 2 for 1 special at McDonald’s!
If there’s one thing I find somewhat alarming about living in Dubai, it’s the building fires. And when you live in an area that’s been dubbed the ‘Tallest block in the world” because of the number of residential skyscrapers, it can be a little disconcerting. Especially when one tower has sadly caught fire twice! Thankfully, all humans and animals got to safety on both occasions.
With temperatures finally dropping slooowly but surely over Dubai, I’m so beyond ready to say bye-bye-bye to the oven that is Dubai’s summer! You’d think one would get used to the summers here after a few years, but you don’t. No matter how much you try to prepare for it mentally, that blast of heat that hits you as soon as you walk out the door will leave you gobsmacked – every time! At which point, you’ll inevitably think to yourself … “It’s definitely way hotter this year, right?” Wrong! It’s probably about the same – you’ve just forgotten what HOT really means.
If you’re talking to me, chances are …. probably not. My first question usually is … “Was I there?”, followed by “Was I sober?”. While some people have a memory like an elephant, I have a memory like a sieve. What can I say, I live in the moment … or in a blur, as the case may be.