"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Same horizon, new experience #5 – The final chapter.

Posted on April 29, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Paul headed back to South Africa on the 2nd; while I still had another week in Qatar, which was well spent sleeping in and chilling at home. A movie and lunch day with Ryan and a ‘Drifting Night’ at one of the local racing circuits was the only time I put my head out […]

Same horizon, new experience #4 – Auld lang syne

Posted on April 24, 2018 by Sioux under General

  New year’s eve was a quiet day spent at home chilling and having loads of fun and laughter with a balloon popping game, with many shrieks when the balloon finally popped! New Year’s day was another quiet day, a walk about at one of the rather ostentatious shopping malls and finished off with a […]

Same horizon, new experience #3 – downtown, uptown and in the market.

Posted on April 19, 2018 by Sioux under General

  Our first stop today was The Pearl, an artificial island covering nearly four million square meters. It is the first land in Qatar to be available for freehold ownership by foreign nationals. Once fully completed, The Pearl will create over 32 kilometres of new coastline, for use as a residential estate, and when viewed from the air, the islands […]

Same horizon, new experience #2 – desert dunes and fast cars.

Posted on April 14, 2018 by Sioux under General

  After a late lie in and some fun with a balloon popping game, we headed into the desert where a group of the kids SA ex-pat friends had set up camp for the day.  I went on a bit of a walkabout, and was fascinated as to how many different animal tracks I found, […]

Same horizon, new experience #1 – visiting the land of sand

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Sioux under General

  With the arrival of Boxing Day, Paul and I headed off to Qatar. For him a first time visit, so a bit of excitement and for me and the kids, the fun of showing him around the places we had seen before. We had a night flight and arrived in the very early morning. […]

Home again #10 – family festivities!

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sioux under General

  My first Christmas home in two years was spent with my eldest daughter and her family. A fabulous meal with much fun and laughter made for a wonderful day, which was finished off with my son & his partner spending the afternoon with us. Christmas night was packing time, as Paul & I were […]





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