Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter in Ajman

     As you might have guessed from the title... We have just returned from a lovely Easter weekend at Hotel Kempinski in Ajman.  It was such a great mini-vacation. We spent most of our time there at the beach or at the pool... took turns lounging in the sun and we went all out for the best massage ever!

Friday, April 7, 2017

This month...

 I will:

* improve my cooking skills
* go to the beach as much as possible
* keep up my workout sessions
* eat clean(er)
* dive into the world of Photoshop
* wear more dresses
* take more pictures
* have more pictures taken of me
* finish packing and move
* set out clear goals for the blog and follow through
* finish the blog template
* get a new iPhone 
* read
* start potty training
* be more positive +
* plan things to do in Europe
* meet someone new
* celebrate our 8th anniversary together
* go salsa dancing
* go to the cinema
* donate


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

January visitors

      We had the most amazing time here in Abu Dhabi the past 4 years... One of the things that made this time in our lives so special was being able to share this place with friends and family. I am proud to say our door was always open and we were always happy to show people around. Maybe I will make a post with everyone that has ever visited us here...

     Going back to January, our godparents finally let themselves convinced to come over. It was a big deal as they have never travelled this far from home, some never been on a plane before. We promised them it will be worth it and (I hope) it was!

And then she was 2

     I've put off posting any of this because... well... bad quality pictures... but  I know it is not always about that perfect light, perfect setup, perfect angles, perfect decor. This is about love and the joy in our hearts in celebrating our wonderful two-year-old with family and our closest friends! :D

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

This month...

I will:

* work out
* eat clean
* sell camera
* book flight tickets for Europe
* book a small trip (to Rome)
* pack up our apartment
* move
* meet new people
* go to the beach/pool 
* see Guns'n'Roses live
* read
* catch up on the blog
* have a photoshoot with friends
* book my photography classes
* have a staycation
*skype with family and friends
* bake 
* spend less
* have a date night (again)


Sunday, February 19, 2017

New Year's 2017

    I remember a time when New Year's Eve was such a big deal... We would plan for months in advance where to go, what to do, what to wear... Now it only makes me smile... As much as I love any reason to celebrate and show your gratefulness, it seems like such a small moment now... Crossing from one calendar year to the next... This may have something to do with the fact that time seems to be having a completely different relevance and sense of measure since I have become a mother.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

From January...

     Every time we go back to Europe we realise how happy it makes us to just be outside... It may have to do with the fact that living in Abu Dhabi offers a completely different kind of 'outdoors' experience... Over here we spend most of our time in the mall, indoor playgrounds, different activity classes for Nalia and slightly less time outside at parks, open air playground areas, etc. This is strongly conditioned by the weather in the hot months, as well as the fact that we need to drive to get to the parks, which is not always so practical...

    That is how we ended up going to the nearby park every other day, no matter the temperature, just because it made us feel so happy... It is a 2 minute walk from our home and it is the same park I spent my time in when I was a child. Our little one just discovered the magic of going on the swing and she giggles and laughs the entire time, so that is what we did. The fresh air and all the running around picking leaves and left over chestnuts was also getting her very tired right before her nap, so it was a win-win for everyone! :D

Saturday, February 4, 2017

This month...

 I will:

* go to the beach
* go to the waterpark
* find classes for our little one
* have a game night
* start a workout programme
* get a new phone (switch to android?!)
* sell camera
* eat clean
* read
* catch up on the blog
* have a date night
* keep house clean and organised
* create better content
* book photography classes
* start photo-shooting friends
* book flights for summer
* decide/plan our vacation
* meet friends
* spend (much) less
* dress up more
* try new things


Saturday, January 7, 2017

Do you want to build a snowman?

     On Christmas day we headed out of the city and to our surprise, what we found there was about 3 hours of pretty decent snow that we took fully advantage of before rain came over... And I mean sleigh pulled by a car on the white, frozen streets, a quick snowball fight and a wanky little snow man...

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