Bewitched

There are some things that as an Irish person living in the Middle East that never cease to amaze.  For some, it’s the weather, others, the opulence evident in everyday life and In my case; it’s the availability and common practice of having a maid.   Consider that coming from a working background in Cork you’re…

Waterpark Qatar

Aqua park Doha was the chosen location for this week’s family day out. The long awaited outdoor water park opened in Qatar last September and has been the focus of much discussion, in our house and among the expat community in general. With family activity being limited in Qatar, the water park was welcomed with…

Some are more equal than others

As I take in life in Qatar with all the awe and wonderment of a virgin emigrant the wise words of George Orwell regularly resonate in my mind,  “We are all equal but some are more equal than others”.   Service is an integral part of the Middle Eastern culture. There are service attendants at…