Monday, October 09, 2006


A group of us decided to head away for the weekend to Sealine. A beautiful resort down the coast of Qatar. We only get one day off so we try to make the most of it! Alex & Kim organized 3 villas for 20 of us and straight from work we headed down. I think we were all surprised to see how amazing the villas were when we got there. Each had dividing concrete walls that ran almost all the way down to the beach, 3 large rooms a dinning area, kitchen area, 3 bathrooms!! Very plush! We had a BBQ and relaxed on our private beach with a few drinks, dancing and good times! It was quite a surreal setting with huge sand dunes in the distance and camels walking along the beach!! Spent Friday by the pool in the resort before heading back to Doha to relax on our Roof. We all had a fantastic time and will probably head back again after the Games!

Sunday, October 08, 2006


Its the holy month of Ramadan here now and everywhere in the Islamic world. Muslims are fasting from sun rise through to sunset which means for most Westerners hidding away eatting lunch in blacked out rooms and sneaking cups of coffee in the kitchen at work with the tea boys! Jess and I have mastered eatting apples from our laps whilst driving to work, too scared we may get arrested for eatting in public (imagine)!! Anyway its proving not as difficult as many of us were expecting.

Sam a friend from Melbourne has recently arrived and moved in with some of our friends into the boys apartment building. Since there is no bars open at all here they decided to throw a party and getting into the spirt of things here have a Pjamadan theme!!

It turned out to be more of a level party than just one flat with most of DAGOC coming! Lots of interesting outfits, boys coming dressed in sexy lingerie of course! Outfits left behind were thrown over the doors as reminders of a good party. Today the boys received an email demanding the lingerie to be removed on they would have the accomodation stripped immediately!!!! Very touchy people here.....