• Ramadan

    What Ramadan Means to Me

    Yes, I’m one of those Doha residents. You know the ones. Those who came here for a couple of years, planning to return home in a blaze of glory with a fattened bank account and a sense of moral superiority. I’m happy to say, I’m now marking my 10th year in Qatar and all of those pretensions have dissolved. Each year brings a new experience and a new challenge. I should start this piece with what Ramadan is “not” to me. It’s not something I have to “endure”. Yes, it’s hot. And yes, the bars are closed. And yes, the driving is, at time, maniacal. But honestly, I didn’t drink alcohol…

  • Barefoot Thursdays
    Doha,  Restaurant Reviews

    Nine Date Night Dinner Destinations in Doha

    I actually don’t like the term “date night”. It kind of makes me cringe a little on the inside. But call it what you want, it’s a catch-all phrase for spending some time with your significant other. With work, werk, Netflix obligations, life and everything in between, AZ and I struggle to find time to just sit and catch up. So, we designate a time every couple of weeks to go out for dinner or drinks – sometimes we go somewhere new, but more often than not it’s one of our regular haunts. Sometimes they are fancy, mostly they are comfortable and easy to get to. So here is a…

  • curry doha love food blog
    Cheese,  Doha,  Food,  Food Trends,  Fusion Food,  Qatar,  seafood

    Six Foodie Things To Try Before the End of the Year

    Listen up people! It’s December in a couple of days ! You heard me! DECEMBER! When did that happen? I demand a recount (on so many levels). Honestly, it seemed like just yesterday we were sweating through July and praying for less daylight and cooler temperatures. I’ve just realised there is a whole bunch I promised myself I would do but of stuff I just haven’t done this year: Revisiting the ABBA Museum Buying a new car (to be fair I have been saying that since 2012) Discovering a cure for Man Flu Finding a consistent supply of Mochi icecream in my vicinity Making Stretchy Pants acceptable office wear Single handedly eliminating…

  • blogging

    Life on the Blogging Wedge

    When I started this blog what seems like an eternity ago, my main motivation was to channel my love of food into something more productive than sitting around and talking crap with friends. That someone other than my mum and my friends (to be polite) would read it is still shocking to me. Today I have readers all over the world and many in my home city of Doha, Qatar. There has been some discussion in Doha social media circles recently about the relationship between bloggers and social media “influencers” and brands. In a smaller market like Doha, this is inevitable. I see it every day on Twitter and on…