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

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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.

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Going Local at Souq Waqif

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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. 

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The Art of Travel

In this month’s Qatar Happening I preview the new exhibition at Al Riwaq, the QMA’s special exhibition hall. It’s a rare chance to see some of the Orientalist Museum’s collection, which spends most of its time in storage. Click here to read it.

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Paradise found

In the May 2012 edition of Qatar Happening, I review the Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah resort in Muscat. It’s lucky I came back to Qatar to write this, to be honest – my family almost moved in there for good. You can read the article here.

(p.s My husband and son have starring roles in the photographs. Don’t they look lovely?)

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He’s got rhythm

In this month’s Qatar Happening I speak to the Qatar Philharmonic’s Percussion Co-Principal, Ng Kee Guan about his journey from Penang to Doha. Click here to read the article.

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Family fun in Hong Kong

In this month’s Qatar Happening, I write about my recent trip to Hong Kong – with toddler in tow. Crazy? Perhaps. Fun? Absolutely. Click here to read the article.

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Captivating Chamber Concerts

 

In Qatar Happening this month, I meet up with the founder of the IBQ Chamber Music Series, and the Director of the American School of Doha, which hosts the concerts. You can download the PDF here.

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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.

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