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.
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.
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.
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?)
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.
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.
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.
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.