A Chicago Weekend

Just before coming back onboard, I sneaked in a wonderful weekend in Chicago. I’ve been travelling by myself for the first two years since joining this job, but it seemed a while since I’d gone solo. London was spent socialising with friends … Continue reading

Top 5 Things To Do In Egypt

My sister has just left Egypt. She was living there with her fiance for 2 years, so it became my ‘home’ for a while. I used to visit her all the time in the non-stop, wonderfully chaotic city of Cairo. … Continue reading

Sketch, London

During my last few weeks in London, I couldn’t wait to show my dad my favourite restaurant in Mayfair called Sketch. It’s a huge cluster of uniquely-designed, eclectic restaurants in a gorgeous Grade II listed townhouse. Just look how gorgeous it … Continue reading

My Summer on Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see I’ve been posting my favourite holiday snaps throughout my break. There’s pretty limited photo-taking opportunity offshore sadly, so it gets pretty addictive when I’m back on land :). I always buy gifts … Continue reading

Exploring London Docklands

Sorry I haven’t posted in such a long time. This break has been non-stop! I had a few weeks in Abu Dhabi and London, then a week in Houston (a course for work) before squeezing in a wonderful weekend in Chicago. Now … Continue reading

Brunch at the Emirates Palace

My last few days in Abu Dhabi were perfectly relaxing – just what I needed. My trip there mostly involved  lots of time by the pool, gym, shopping, waterpark rides, movies and the most wonderful brunch at the Emirates Palace. Ok, that probably doesn’t … Continue reading

Sun & Sand at Yas Beach

The other day I had the most wonderful time at Yas Beach. It was the first time I’d been there and I had no idea how lovely it was! We got a pass from our hotel here on the island, … Continue reading

Getting Pampered at the Viceroy

I just had the most wonderful, blissful day getting pampered to the core at the Viceroy Hotel, here in Abu Dhabi. After working offshore for 5 weeks, I feel like I deserve a bit of pampering! We chose the ‘Energising … Continue reading

Arriving in Abu Dhabi

I’m finally off the boat and enjoying my vacation in Abu Dhabi! It is hot. Like stepping in an outdoor sauna kind of hot. But I love it. I’ve recently been to the Arctic, North Sea then Newfoundland, so not … Continue reading