“The Creator made Italy by designs from Michelangelo.” Mark Twain
“In a well-ordered universe…camping would take place indoors.” Morgan Matson
So I finally caved after many conversations, lots of cajoling and much procrastination on my part, (believe me many, many chats and persuasive tactics were used) this expat princess went camping in the desert. Last Friday, I was sipping on chocolate martinis at the 5* Ritz Carlton brunch and this weekend I was climbing dunes, sitting round the camp fire under the stars and peeing in the sand, get me and my diverse lifestyle, impressed much?
“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
One of the best things about escaping the Abu Dhabi summer heat and having an extended trip home is catching up with friends. It may mean we are constantly on the move, clocking up mile after mile in the hire car but it’s worth every minute on the road (except my love/hate relationship with the M25) and I am so grateful for all the fantastic hospitality and laughs that this trip has given me/us.