Tag Archive | Hot weather

Hibernating in the malls – Echoes of my neighbourhood

Our Summer days over here are not filled with barbecues and frolicking at the pool side. It’s steaming hot, that staying outside for longer than is required is asking for heat stroke. If the idea of leaving your side of ribs on the sidewalk to sizzle and grill appeals to you, then by all means indulge and yes it’s possible, I’ve eaten sand-baked lamb and the gentle roast is flavourful.

So, these days with children on vacation and going cabin crazy, most malls are flooded with folks and families seeking momentary respite while we wait with bated breath for the cooler months of Autumn and Winter for our days by the poolside and other wonderful indulgences. For now, we turn into night bats and recreate as the weather permits.

Bougainvillea shade – A Click A Day.

I wonder how much cover from the sun that the Bougainvillea shade offers to these two sitting under it?

It’s a blazing furnace out here.

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City Walk – Echoes of my neighbourhood 27

On Thursday’s, I share pictures about ‘Echos of my Neighbourhood.

I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple and you can find out more about it through this link.

The sweltering heat and blinding Sun keeps one from venturing out much during the day right now, but the great thing is that Dubai’s lifestyle is a bit different in that the city really comes alive at nights till the wee hours of the morning when the weather is just a tad cooler.

There’s living to be done and being cooped up indoors inside air-conditioned facilities doesn’t cut it always. I took a walk around City walk with the children, took them to Hub Zero to play a bit and having an ice-cream to cool off certainly helps 😉

City walk houses lots of haute couture boutiques, a promenade, cinema, restaurants, indoor theme games and lots more. A lovely place with quiet spots where you can sit, enjoy the ambience and watch passersby.

Seeing the Berlin wall expose through Lady Lee’s eyes is an education. How much do you know about this divisive structure of the past and how the citizens lived through such perilous times? This is worth a visit. Pamela took us to downtown Jacksonville, Florida with its budding art scene. This is just my kind of place to wander happily 🙂

So, when do we get to visit you? Now, don’t be shy and invite us over😉

Jacqueline


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Office and the Zabeel park…Echoes of my neighbourhood # 20

On Thursday’s, I share pictures about ‘Echos of my Neighbourhood.

I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple.

Every Thursday, share a photo of bits and pieces of wherever you are at any point in time. It could be a house, backgrounds of your neighbourhood, activities and so forth and you can tag it Echos of my Neighbourhood, add my link to your post so that I will get the ping from your post.

Every other Thursday, I will publish a post with the links of all those who participated the previous week.

This is just a fun way of getting to see more of the World around us through your eyes since we cannot all be at those places, we could, at least, see them through you.

These days the eye of the Sun rises sharply around 5.am over here and by mid-day, it’s steaming hot. Alas, my days of weekend park forays will be cut a little short :/

We managed to sneak in a park visit last week, spent some time at the lovely library, played football, ate our sandwiches and ice-cream and generally lounged till it got too hot and we left for home.

We also met a kind lady who came to feed the kittens. Felt like adding a little piece of where I spend some good part of my working week.

We sat in our homes and travelled to many exotics locations. Hop on let’s go and see😉

Saying thanks: Lady Lee shows us great pieces, delicious platters and shares snippets of a wedding in London. I hope she’ll give us a peek to her trip when she returns 🙂

A lady of many talents Compelling pieces of artwork from Kat Myrman herself. She’s one bundle of a talented lady 🙂

Giggles and Tales: Absolutely gorgeous bits of Denmark. If I can climb into a picture, I would.

The village: When I say this village is enchanting, I mean total enchantment. I felt like I was reading my childhood books by Enid Blyton and those sweet romance of Barbara Cartland 😉

Thoughts and entanglements My children would totally love this place. Skateboards, calmness and crickets…

Now, don’t horde the beauty of life around you, just for yourself. Do share with us 😉

P.S. You are invited to our monthly blog party this weekend. It’s fun and you get to meet fantastic folks:-)


Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

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