Browsing All posts tagged under »New Year«

Shoot for the moon

December 20, 2013


Every year, I write a post about resolutions… the glorious opportunity to take a blank sheet of paper and design the year to come, just as you wish. It’s exciting and makes anything seem possible. Because it is! I know I’ve spent a good few hours over the last few weeks, plotting and planning my […]

Start 2 finish

December 30, 2012


Over the next couple of days, people far and wide will be plotting and planning & dreaming and scheming for 2013. Just like every other New Year, there will be things you want to achieve, address and change … and just like every other year, the truly relevant question is not ‘what will you start’ […]

Hurrah for Rahhalah!

January 5, 2012


I first met Suzanne Al Houby some time ago and wrote about her in my post Mountain mother. Her formidable summit of Everest aside, I am inspired and motivated by her all round quiet determination and dedicated passion as a climber, a mother, a friend and a business women.   Her company Rahhalah was borne […]

Rise & shine

January 3, 2012


I’ve written before about expecting the unexpected and here in Nepal, it seems these words ring true as the rule rather than the exception. I expect that it’s this that brings me back time and time again … life in Dubai is sometimes just too predictable, too easy.  I thrive on a little drama and […]

Insights to shelve in 2012

December 8, 2011


It’s that special time of year when I start putting thought into my plans, hopes and dreams for 2012. Having lunch with my friend Brett the other day, we briefly chatted about goals and resolutions and we came to the conclusion that firm goals are really pretty 80’s … a thing of the past that […]

ViPR & LBD’s

April 15, 2011


This morning I checked out ViPR. It’s my birthday after all and what better way to start a new year by trying new things and … as was the case, finding new muscles that I never new existed! Never heard of it? Neither had I. It’s fresh out the box and brand new to our […]

CNY tori-style

February 2, 2011


Celebrating Chinese New Year need not give you a body like Buddha! The year of the rabbit begins tomorrow which means time to enjoy delicious Chinese food with friends and family … as a result, pretty much every Chinese restaurant in Dubai, no make that the world, will be tantalising your taste buds with extravagant […]

Time for a one-on-one Q&A

December 30, 2010


It’s that time of year when I for one am setting yet more goals … new year, new opportunities, new focus and so on. And … as I’ve spent the last few weeks back in bonnie Scotland and had some stunningly scenic solo runs, which have made the perfect backdrop for plotting and planning what […]

Tori’s Advent Acts

December 1, 2010


I’ve long been a believer in random acts of kindness … but I do tend to go through phases when I’ll do them daily and then when life gets choc-a-bloc and I’m racing to meet deadlines, social engagements, training commitments and so on, I lapse. Anyway, as it’s the 1st December today, most people start […]