Category Archives: Qatar Happening

Laptops for workers: One inspirational man working to improve the lives of Qatar’s labourers


In this month’s Qatar Happening magazine, I interview teacher Steve Parenteau, whose brainchild, “Laptops 4 workers”, has blossomed into a large programme aimed at improving the quality of life of labourers in Qatar. I really enjoyed meeting him – he’s truly an inspirational man. Click here to read the story.

Going Local at Souq Waqif


As part of Qatar Happening’s Going Local campaign, I was sent to search Souq Waqif for locally made goods. I was genuinely surprised by how much I found.

Click here to read the article, which is in this month’s issue.

Article shared with the permission of Qatar Happening magazine. 

What I’ve been working on lately…

I’ve been a busy girl.

I’m continuing as a Daily Editor for Doha News, which keeps me on my news toes. Favourite stories I’ve written recently include this one about the impact of new safety regulations on nurseries (closures, crammed classrooms and closed play areas) and this one about a secondary school telling some of its students to study at home, as it hadn’t got space.

I’ve also written a lead article for Texas A&M Qatar‘s magazine, two articles on kids in Qatar for Qatar Happening‘s special summer supplement, and written four reviews for the Explorer Guide to Qatar – on the Intercontinental The City’s Hive and Square, Grand Regency’s Flavours, and La Cigale’s Spa.

I’ve also proof-read an architectural magazine, Coliseum.

Luckily, I like to be kept out of mischief.