Last night I was with the Good Housekeeping bunch for our monthly get together with the current reader panel of women.
We met at Legends at the Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club. I always enjoy these evening 'cos I normally come away having had a real giggle with someone whom I've met for the first time. This month Danielle, the beauty editor, was getting us to try and test mascaras - including one that claims to make your lashes grow, one that makes them fuller and a vibrating one that ....well let's just see what it does for yer lashes.
Working on my bumper June issue all about summer travel, I was asking the girls how they are planning to escape the desert heat in July and August with their families. Boy, are they are lucky bunch! I came across one that's hiring a gite in France; one that's touring Portugal, France and Spain; one that's off to Mauritius for a month; one that's hiring a Mews terrace in Bath for four weeks ....
Suddenly touring the UK - taking in the Isle of Sheppy in Kent, Lowestoft in Suffolk, Thetford in Norfolk, Poole in Dorset, Jersey in the Channel Islands, back to Poole, Haslemere in Surrey and rounding off the month with another stop on salubrious Sheepy(!) - didn't seem quiet as glamorous (and certainly not as relaxing). The girls and I will be staying in no less than eight different beds, unpacking and packing 16 times and travelling hundreds of miles on UK motorways (probably in a Fiat Cinquacento or something equally as pokey).
With that all to look forward to, I must get around to booking my flights.
About this blog...
I set up this blog to reveal what real life is like here in the UAE - the good and the bad. I'll chat about what I've been up to, Dubai news and developments, my thoughts about expat life here (and in general) and reports about my holidays and adventures in the region (travel is my bag after all).