ADIOS 2018 & HOLA 2019


Although many things didn’t go according to plan, I’m still grateful how our year turned out to be. Tim and I had lots of highlights which I will share and will also add the recap links below.

Tim and I moved to Abu Dhabi and many things happened following that move. As soon as we moved the boxes and furniture to Abu Dhabi, we had to travel to Spain to celebrate Tim’s dad’s birthday and Spain is where I experienced by first heatstroke. My friends and I attended a Backstreet Boys Concert in Dubai and after settling in our new place, we travelled to Thailand, Nepal, Egypt and the UK. I resigned from my job and officially became a housewife. Lastly, Tim and I decided to adopt a rescue cat so 2018 has been interesting for us.


I always had the idea of new years, new me. I kinda got sick of it, tbh. However; Tim and I have plans for 2019 but funnily enough, we haven’t planned or booked any flights for 2019 which is soooo not us. We decided to just go with the flow. Anyway I just want to wish you a happy 2019 and hopefully it will be a year of blessings to everyone.


December 2018 Recap

December was CRAZZZYYYYY and it’s my favourite month of the year. Besides that my birthday is in December, there are many events. Tim and I travelled and it’s the month we both go broke since there are special occasions like Birthdays, Birthdays and Birthdays lol. We celebrated my brothers and dad’s birthday this month. Tim’s mum also visited us in Abu Dhabi where we all spent Christmas together and also New Years. So here is what has happened in December.

Destinations we’ve visited

UAE: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.

Egypt: Cairo. It was a weekend trip.

UK: England, Scotland and Wales.

Highlights of the month

  • Learning the history of Egypt.
  • Celebrated my 30th Birthday in the UK.
  • Tim got me a book called ’30 years of Nissreen’ which includes messages from family and friends.
  • Travelled to the UK with Tim and my brothers.
  • Met a childhood friend after 20 years.
  • Celebrated Christmas with our family.
  • Celebrated actual Christmas in the desert with Tim and his mum.
  • Visited Wathba Desert in Abu Dhabi.

What I watched?


  • Chef’s Table
  • The Crown
  • Dark
  • F.R.I.E.N.D.S (when we need to laugh and not watch anything serious)
  • Fauda


  • The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix)
  • Black Mirror (Netflix)
  • BirdBox (Netflix)
  • Dirty Dancing 2

Netflix Specials:

  • The Fix

What I read this month?

I took a break from reading because I did not spend time at home. I was out everyday lol. I’m thinking of taking up the 2019 GoodReads Challenge to motivate me to read more. I bought a lot of books which I need to read.

What music did I listen to this month?


What have I blogged about in December?

Gosh! we have approached the end of 2018 and time really does fly. I also can’t believe I turned 30!!! I’m really looking forward to 2019 and hope it brings lots of joy and blessings to everyone.