Following on..The White House..


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As a follow on from my previous post, I wanted to share some more of the genius that is Lynda Gardener…as an addition to her home (featured here) she has built a small annex which she rents out as studio apartment for photo shoots or as accommodation.

Like the main house, it is exquisite in its simplicity, put together with the same attention to detail and care as the main house.

Take a look…





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What’s been happening…

The past few weeks have been beyond busy and to add to all the work drama, I rescued this little creature from being let loose and ” turned into a stray” as the ignorant child he used to belong to told me…he was told by his mother to dump the kitten in the garden because she was allergic to it. I was horrified and took him home (the cat not the child) and have since been struggling to get my enormous adult male cat to at least allow the poor little chap to co-exist peacefully!

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He is the cutest little boy with a precious little pink and  black nose and SO active…he is destroying my house so he has to find a good home soon or I will have nothing left which is not chewed or shredded!!!



Room with a view…

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While the temperatures are soaring , I am trying to embrace summer in Dubai…I will probably not be traveling until around October so I have no choice but to deal with the misery of being indoors constantly!!

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I usually use this time of the year to source new work and set up projects for the latter half of the year and the other day I was at a beautiful penthouse on the Palm and I took a moment to capture the tranquil view from my client’s living room.

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Amazing to wake up each day to this view!

Oh, and the hazy photos are not because my camera was out of focus..that is the haze of humidity hanging over the city! Isn’t summer fun???

Finally its Autumn…or a bit cooler at least!

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Well, this morning was the first morning with no humidity…Autumn is finally here in Dubai and winter will soon be on its way…thank goodness! Although none of our trees turn golden yellow, we can finally start spending time on the beach, playing tennis, walking in the evenings and generally enjoying the outdoors…the temperature has dropped (almost overnight) from 33 degrees C to 24 degrees C at night and by December we will be enjoying temperatures of around 13 degrees C and …..rain!!!

I for one am thrilled..I LOVE the cooler weather.