Gosh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? I have so much to blog about but I honestly don’t know where to start. I guess I should let you all know that my UK phone is out of use at the moment until I go back to England (so for everyone with my UK number, send me an email so I can send you all my UAE number). For those of you who follow me on Instagram and twitter, you already know what happened, right?
Yep, my beloved, good ol’ iPhone 6 fell down that annoying gap in an elevator – 23 FLOORS!!! Can you believe it? I don’t think anyone else in the world has done such a stupid thing! Going over it is still rather painful, that phone had EVERYTHING, all my contacts, notes, apps, pictures…EVERYTHING and I can’t transfer everything from my icloud onto my current iPhone because it’s only 16G. So, this is a warning, if you are feeling sleepy with your phone in your hand and you step into an elevator? hold onto that phone with both hands.
So, without my other iPhone, with lots of blog pictures, I was unable to blog. You guys also know that my blog is just a hobby, my brands and my job pays my bills and I have been super busy working on rebranding projects and upcoming campaigns.
Another reason I chose to limit my time online was due to the truly beautiful month of Ramadan. As a revert muslim, I never experienced what iftar (the meal when you break fast) is really about. One of the best things about being in Dubai is being around so many wonderful people, of all religions, backgrounds and religions, yet they all get involved with iftars and they all respect and understand what Ramadan means to muslims. I admire how Dubai enables and encourages everyone to participate in Ramadan, from sharing iftars together to working less hours (yes, we work less hours here during Ramadan). For me, I have had some of the best dinners in my life here, during Ramadan, and these are dinners cooked at home with friends, our very own ‘Ramadan come dine with me’, without the scorecards. We plan, prepare and cook our meals together, it’s the most wonderful experience and guess what? nobody is on their phones throughout the whole experience!
I have also decided, after much deliberation, that I am going to start vlogging. I will try to vlog during my travels, but I want to enjoy my vay-cay, so if I’m feeling the pressure, then I won’t bother but I will start a vlog at some point during the summer, so watch this space and let me know if there are any particular topics you would like me to discuss, I think the first will be on skincare because I still receive a lot of emails asking about my skincare regime. I don’t think I will go down the route of make up tutorials because I’m an advocate of natural make up and I believe in emphasising natural beauty, not creating a whole new face, it’s incredible how girls do it, it’s just not for me.
Ahhhhhh, I have missed blogging! Glad to be back!