Bachelor Zones

There’s a common misconception out there about women in Qatar and that we are poorly treated. Many think we are not allowed leave the house or work here alone without a man, drive, socialise in bars with friends, in fact we are allowed to do all that, and aren’t we grateful for it, see that’s…

Blue Murder

For fear that the incessant rain isn’t enough to dampen summer frolics one just has to turn on the news to completely eradicate the illusion that Ireland is not quite the ideal Island for holidaying. Somewhere along the line, the news has transformed from just being a platform, where those with a morbid fascination for…

Sandstorm in Doha

It’s indisputable, the temperatures in Doha are a sun worshippers dream. Living in a world where outdoor swimming pools and air conditioning are the norm it’s easy to fall into believing, (especially when you come from damp ole Eire) that we here in Doha can have no weather problems, apart from intense heat for 5…

Marry in Haste, Repent in Doha

  It’s the most natural cycle in the world, you meet each other, fall in love, decide to move in together, agree to emigrate to the Middle East to turn a quick buck while you’re both still young, get all the documentation ready and realise that you must get married (to each other) to satisfy…

Amiri Flight Qatar

It’s only natural that as we’re all here working and occasionally socialising together that the question arises, ‘where are you working?’, ‘who are you working for?’, ‘What company do you work for?’, ‘who does your husband work for?’, whatever way it spills out into conversation the intention is not only to make polite conversation but…

Just Like Me

When I compare, Qatar today with Qatar of five years ago, there is a notable change in the landscape. Infrastructure, Ikea, more Malls, sure, but the most welcome difference is the increased number of Irish families now living in Qatar.   Not only is it always nice to meet someone from home but it is somewhat reassuring…