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Baby Shower Diaper Cake

I wasn’t there. AdventureMan and I would have loved to be there, but it wasn’t possible. We spent Thanksgiving apart from our son and his wife. We also missed the BABY SHOWER! Her sweet aunts arranged a wonderful shower for them, and sent me a photo of the “diaper cake.” I don’t think this is a real cake . . . but I am not sure entirely what it is. I know only that it is adorable!


December 1, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Community, Cultural, Entertainment, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Florida, Friends & Friendship, Relationships | 3 Comments

Good Looking

Seeing ads like this one always cracks me up. I don’t see so many specifying “must be under 30 years old” any more, but evidently, it is not politically incorrect here to specify that they must look good. 😉 It also cracks me up that companies are allowed to specify nationalities – like wouldn’t you think we could all work together? But it isn’t so – companies tend to have a Philipino staff OR an Indian staff, and rarely both.

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Beauty, Doha, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Qatar, Women's Issues, Words, Work Related Issues | 4 Comments

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like . . .

I couldn’t believe my eyes – it wasn’t even the first day of Eid, and here were Christmas decorations popping up:

The Ritz is always so glorious with it’s sky-high Christmas tree; whoda thunk you would find so much Christmas in an Islamic country? There is a sense that goes beyond mere tolerance; I feel welcome here.

Hotels to begin Christmas revelries with tree lighting
Web posted at: 12/1/2009 5:41:55
Source ::: The Peninsula
DOHA: The Ritz-Carlton Hotels here, the Sharq Village and Spa and the Doha Ritz-Carlton Hotel, announced they will have their Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 4 and 5 respectively.

Kicking off their slew of Christmas events at Sharq Village and Spa is the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6pm on December 4. The event will be held at the main lobby of the hotel where the hotel’s general manager Hossein Vetry will light the 15-foot tree.

The event includes performances from carole singers, a visit from Santa Claus and the presence of two elves. Throughout the evening, revellers can look forward to a continuous serving of hot chocolate with marshmallows, juices, apple cider and ohter drinks. Guests will also be offered homemade Christmas confections such as fruit cakes, minced pies, gingerbread cookies, which are also available for sale at the Christmas Gift Shop in Al Jalsa.

The Doha Ritz-Carlton Hotel will signal the start of their Christmas events with the Tree Lighting Ceremony on December 5 at 5.30pm. Guests will be served with cookies, hot chocolate and mulled wine and will be entertained by carolers. Santa will also drop by for a visit. The hotel’s Gingerbread House will also open at the lower lobby at this time.

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Arts & Handicrafts, Christmas, Cross Cultural, Doha, ExPat Life, Living Conditions, Shopping | 3 Comments