Tag 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. 

Currently working on…

Having finished a marathon load of interviews with chefs for the Qatar Happening Dining Guide (publication imminent), here’s a sneak preview of what else is whirring around my brain this month…

A trip around the Virgin Health Bank cord blood bank, for Abode. A review of a “self-healing” class for Time Out. Oh, and a preview of the Doha Trade Fair for Qatar Happening.

Time to start putting those words to paper and print, methinks.