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Flow squared

August 12, 2011

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Last night I had an absolutely glorious run.  I don’t normally run at night … especially solo but last night I just felt in the mood.  So off I went … around 7.30pm.  The incessant heat and humidity meant my first kilometre or so was a trudge through peanut butter … but I persisted because […]

Sweet elete

July 20, 2011


Anyone who hasn’t escaped Dubai’s summer meltdown is currently spending their days in 45c+ temperatures.  As soon as the sun emerges every morning, the air heats up like an industrial-strength fan-assisted oven and even late into the night, there is little respite. What to do then if you train outdoors … especially if you, like […]


July 13, 2011


n. 4. Slang a. A state of pleasant euphoria, as from produce from Dubai Garden Centre Food Market b. A state of stimulation, as from produce from Dubai Garden Centre Food Market c. Excited interest or attention: “The biggest buzz when it comes to top quality produce is all down to Dubai Garden Centre Food […]

Paddle for the Planet

June 4, 2011


This morning, 7.30am, at Jumeirah Beach Hotel’s North Beach, our crystal clear waters were awash with paddlers …. kayakers, SUP’ers, surf-skiers, dragon boaters … I even caught sight of a swimmer with paddles on his hands … all there to support a pretty awesome initiative called Paddle for the Planet. Here’s what you need to […]

Dance Dubai

April 27, 2011


As published in Aquarius – May 11 Once upon a time, dance classes were associated with little girls wearing pink tutus and prancing around the school hall, sometimes gracefully, sometimes not so! Fast forward a few years and cities throughout the world, Dubai included, are alive with classes in every dance style imaginable … check […]

People and picassos

March 15, 2011


The art scene in Dubai this week is as hot as it gets what with the opening preview of Art Dubai this evening and a ton of other exhibitions going on throughout the city. I plan to swing by the Madinat this evening en route to the airport for a little preview… sans cheque book […]

Scaling for school kids

March 1, 2011


Have you got plans for Easter weekend yet? If not, why not plan an adrenaline-fuelled, fun-filled, highly-charged adventure in the Helambu village of Sermathang, Nepal? Last weekend I passed through the village myself, enjoying a weekend of running, laughter and endless hot tea with a fabulous group of people. My Heaven in Helambu post tells […]

Shine with SH’BAM™

February 10, 2011


After a rather lazy start to the day I turned up to the Quay Healthclub, Madinat Jumeirah at 9.40 this morning. At the same time, throughout Dubai, malls were just starting to come to life, office workers were letting their minds wonder to their lunch break, school kids were praying for the next bell to […]

Curb the cost of fitness …

February 6, 2011


… and save your cash for Choos! Written for & published on LOVESTYLE There are no shortage of fitness companies in Dubai, with hot classes, hotter offers and hotter still trainers to keep even LOVESTYLE divas on their toes. But what about those of you who are feeling the pinch after the season of gifts […]