Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Grand Hyatt Competition Winners

A couple of weeks ago the local bloggers here in Muscat were given the chance to share a great prize with their readers, a stay at the beautiful Grand Hyatt Hotel here in Muscat. You can read my previous post here.

 The winners have been announced and the details below:

Congratulations to the winners!

I noticed that both Divia and Absar Aga were entrants on my page so that is good news! Enjoy your prize guys.

Ssssshhhhh......A little birdie tells me that the next competition from the Hyatt is a lot more generous than a hotel stay but fear not as I shall keep you posted. 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Babies First Swim

Okay, so what if I'm turning into one of these people that only speak about their baby. He is pretty darn sweet so I can't resist talking about my little love. Maybe one day I'll find something else to talk about..

This week at 10 weeks old it was time for Spencer's first swim. The first splash in the water must always be an apprehensive time for new parents; Will they hate it? Will I drop them? Are they going to scream blue bloody murder and embarrass us all? I prayed for the best and we headed to the Intercontinental Hotel Muscat with my friend Paula and her baby for a splash in the pool. Spencer was all kitted out with his new Finding Nemo swim wear complete with factor 50 UV protection, you are never too young to take care of your skin.

The initial splashes of cold water on Spencer's toes made him wriggle but soon he started to enjoy the bobbing in the water and Mummy singing silly songs to him in the water. For a first attempt in the pool he did very well, he didn't hate it and cry which is always a good start. Once he is old enough I will definitely have him enrolled in swim classes!

Looking a little like Mr Potato Head.. The sun hat came off for a photo to save the grimace, he just isn't a hat kind of guy.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Competition Time - Win a stay at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, Muscat

The Grand Hyatt Hotel right here in Muscat is hosting the Truly Thai Food Festival from 8th-12th April with renowned chef Supattra Boonsrang coming to cook up a storm. If you love Thai food, which I certainly do, then this festival is right up your street.

To celebrate the hotel is offering a one night weekend stay for two people including breakfast at Mokha Cafe. If you are interested in winning all you have to do is post a comment on my page below answering the question and leave your email address where you can be contacted. Simples!

How much does the business lunch at the Hyatt's Tuscany restaurant cost per person?

a. RO 20
b. RO 15
c. RO 12

(A little hint for you, check out the Hyatt's website and head to the 'Events' option under News & Events)

This prize is available for three separate people so for a better chance of winning you can also enter by visiting other local blogger's sites from now until 3pm on 12th April:

- Andy in Oman
- Muscat Mutterings
- Oman Collective Intelligence
- Fat Su

Sunday, March 30, 2014

My First Mothers Day!

To all you lovely Mum's out there, especially the new mums celebrating this year, I want to wish you all a Happy Mother's Day.

I feel so fortunate to have my little Squeak here and for us to spend our first Mothers Day together. He makes my heart so full of love and I couldn't imagine our lives without him now.

Being a Mummy really is the most wonderful feeling.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Therese Johnson Newborn Photographer

Who doesn't love photos of squishy faced babies?! Personally I just love them so at 7 days old we took our little Spencer for his newborn photo shoot.

These pictures of my beautiful boy don't need much explanation other than the credit to our fantastic and gifted photographer, Therese Johnson. The pictures are even more amazing than I could have hoped for. Thank you!

Therese is based here in Muscat. You can visit her website at www.theresejohnson.com or find her on Facebook by searching "Therese Johnson" for more information.

Extreme sailing returning to Muscat 19-22nd March

Last year I had the huge honor of joining the Red Bull team on board their boat for the Muscat leg of the Extreme Sailing Series 2013 and I am hugely excited that this weekend they are back in town for more fast paced, adrenaline filled extreme sailing!

The ESS was one of my favorite events of last year and I can't thank Red Bull enough for the opportunity to join one of the races and hang about with sailing legends such as Roman Hagara.
Red Bull have hooked me up again this year and I am super excited for the event!!

A few pictures from last years amazing event

Act 1: ASIA (Singapore) February 20-23 
Act 2: OMAN (Muscat) March 19-22 
Act 3: CHINA (Qingdao) May 1-4 
Act 4: RUSSIA (Saint Petersburg) June 26-29 
Act 5: UK (Cardiff) August 22-25 
Act 6: TURKEY (Istanbul) September 11-14 
Act 7: TBC (Mediterranean) October 2-5 
Act 8: AUSTRALIA (Sydney) December 11-14

This year the fun will be held at Al Mouj, next to the Wave, so head along to see some nail biting action live in Muscat. And believe me they call this Extreme sailing for a reason!

Not sure the guys were keen on me posing for a photo in between races haha

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Penny's New Roles

From the first day that Baby Spencer came home from the hospital he had made a firm friend for life. Our two year old German Shepherd, Penny, has taken to her new role as big sister quicker than expected and it is clear to see that she loves her brother very much.

Not only is Penny a big sister for Spencer she is also....

A guard dog.....

A chaperone....

A nap time buddy...

And a Pillow.