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Polly Byles
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Londoner in the Middle East
Londoner in the Middle East

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Four Seasons at Sayan: A Luxury Retreat in Bali
Mr Sunshine and I had dreamed of visiting Bali for years. In fact, it was on our honeymoon shortlist, coming in second place only after our eventual choice of the Amalfi Coast . Two years on, we weren't ready to give up the dream; something about that lush ...
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10 Reasons Why Your 30s Are Better Than Your 20s
TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!! And despite being another year closer to my mid-thirties, I'm feeling rather good about being another year older. In fact, I'm currently attaching such little significance to these digits that I even had to ask my husband to remind me...
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Top 10 Family Friendly Things to do in Bali
Remember that post I wrote recently, where I recounted the tale of the lady who checked us in at the airport who told us that Bali wasn't at all child friendly ? (Spoiler: we didn't listen to her and continued on our merry way). Well, it turns out that she ...
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A Staycation at City Centre Rotana Doha (Eid Competition: WIN a Night's Stay!)
Rising up from the skyscrapers of West Bay, nestled in amongst the bright lights of Doha, is a newly opened, yet formidable hotel which is rapidly making its mark on Qatar's tourist map and foodie scene. City Centre Rotana Doha has the dual benefits of bein...
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8 Things You Shouldn't Fear When Travelling With Children
I'm typing this post from a spot on a lounger next to our private pool in the pretty courtyard of our villa in the most beautiful of hotels (more on this in due course). We are a week into a holiday in Bali with my husband and sixteen month old toddler and ...
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Achieving Hygge at the Storfjord Hotel
For those of you that are yet to become acquainted with the Danish word, 'hygge', allow me to fill you in. It roughly translates as 'cosiness', and although the Danes have been perfecting the art of hygge for centuries, the term has only gained worldwide at...
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Two Minute Teaser: Astor Grill at the St Regis Doha
  Astor Grill in a nutshell: A low-lit and atmospheric restaurant, the Astor Grill at the St Regis offers diners fresh fish and tender meat, with an excellent range of starters, sauces and sides. The restaurant's steak has gained a reputation as some of the...
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I Love You More This Year
I loved you a lot in 2012 when we first 're-met' and started to date . I loved you more in 2013 when I missed you so much that I moved out to Doha to be closer to you . Our love was amplified in 2014 when you knelt down in the sand and asked me to be your w...
I Love You More This Year
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Two Minute Teaser: Noodles & Ribs at the Four Seasons Doha
Noodles & Ribs in a nutshell: A unique promotion that's running every weekend throughout the summer months in the Four Seasons' acclaimed restaurant, Elements. A concept that is as simple as it is inspired; you can watch Chef Ding and his team hand-pulling ...
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Entering the Toddler Years with Umm Mu
I can't pinpoint exactly when or how Sophia transitioned from baby to toddler. I just woke up one day to find that she was this walking, talking, bubbly little ball of feistiness, and just like that the baby days were over. Somehow, I learned to adapt to al...
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