Monthly Archives: March 2013


We live in an area called Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a collection of high-rise towers configured around large artificial lakes. It sounds strange but I actually really like the area as being next to water, artificial or not, gives the place a peaceful and serene feel. My favourite time of day is walking around the lake […]


Not yet one month into my “living-in-Dubai” adventure and I have already had my first visitor! Megumi Kato from Japan stopped in for a week on her way back to Sydney after almost six months in India. Well it wasn’t really on her way back, more like a detour, as she had to fly via […]


Last night I found myself in a diamond factory. One moment we were in the flashy well-lit store, looking at gems…. as you do on a Friday night. The next moment we were being led around the back to a small workroom full of Bengali Indians cutting, polishing and setting diamonds. You could say it […]