Exploring old Dubai and the Souks


Old Dubai


It is very easy to get caught up in the shiny skyscrapers, man-made islands and designer shopping malls in Dubai but if you head to old Dubai you will find a place full of culture and charm. I really wanted to explore different parts of Dubai and not just the Instagrammable spots you see online. I was delighted I headed down to old Dubai and I explored the souks and even rode an Abra across the creek. I wanted to share some pics of my ramble around old Dubai and I will link my Vlog below so you can have a better look at it for yourself. 


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Dubai Miracle Gardens and Butterfly Gardens


 A miracle garden in the Dubai desert


Today's post is one for the garden lovers and will make you want to run and plant Pansies on your roof! When researching places to visit in Dubai, I stumbled across a picture of a giant Emirates aeroplane on Instagram. When I delved a little deeper I discovered that this floral display was in in fact in the Dubai desert. I made sure to pop it in my itinerary for my recent trip. I have put together two Vlogs on my recent trip to Dubai where I jam-packed my trip with loads of places to explore. I will make sure to link them at the end of the post. 

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Dubai | Hot air balloon in the desert


Floating in the sky


Hi everyone, I am just back from an amazing trip in Dubai. I want to share a few posts on the things I did and places I explored whilst I was there. I also put together some Vlogs too and I will make sure to link them below. Before heading to Dubai I was looking online for things to do in the desert. I really wanted to go to the desert but I didn't want to go dune bashing for fear I would puke all over the seat of the jeep! I also didn't want to ride camels so when I stumbled across hot air balloons on Instagram I got excited. I took loads of photos too which I will share in this post. 


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What I learnt in my twenties, Turning thirty


Looking back on what I learnt in my twenties


I have spent the past month writing down and reflecting on the things I learnt over the past decade. I think it is good to pause, reflect and see how much you have grown. I don't like to live in the past, however, I always try and grow from situations as I believe there is a lesson to learn from every situation or person you meet, so it is nice to sit and reflect and bring what I have learnt to a new decade. I am currently celebrating turning thirty in the Dubai sunshine, a little treat to myself. Sitting looking out the window at the Arabian sunrise and reflecting and wondering if I am on the right path. So, here are my random life lessons that I learnt in my twenties and here is to more decades of growth, lessons and love. 


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Valentines box frame DIY | IKEA Kasseby


Floral box frame DIY


As we are getting closer to Valentine's day I decided to make a fun and quick valentines DIY, I decided to make this floral framed love sign as a gift for one of the girls. You could make it for a friend too, it would also make a fun wedding DIY too. Recently I was in Ikea getting some items for projects. You might have seen last weeks DIY where I hacked the €3.50 Marius stool. When I was rambling around Ikea I noticed that they had some new items. I stumbled across the Kasseby display box frame. This was €15, some of you might remember my Ribba frame DIY from last year. I loved the way the Kasseby frame was wider and bigger so I popped it into my basket and brought it home for a DIY. 


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