Srilankan sea bass and Malaysian sea bream at Moana restaurant Sofitel Palm Jumeirah. 

Fresh oysters

Oysters are full of nutrients and minerals, they are low in cholesterol and great for weight loss. They also help blood circulation and aid in wound healing. Futhermore they  improve mood and regulate stress levels – hence the well documented aphrodisiac qualities. 

Srilankan sea bream recipe:


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 medium onion, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 teaspoons curry powder

2 13 1/2- to 14-ounce cans unsweetened coconut milk

1 cup chicken stock or canned low-salt chicken broth

2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into matchstick-size pieces

4 5- to 6-ounce sea bass fillets

4 green onions, thinly sliced


Heat oil in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and curry powder. Sauté mixture until onions are translucent, about 4 minutes. Mix in coconut milk and stock; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-high and boil until liquid is reduced to thin sauce consistency, about 50 minutes. Add carrots; simmer until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; keep warm.

Preheat broiler. Place fish on baking sheet; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil fish until just opaque in center, about 8 minutes. Using metal spatula, transfer fish to plates. Spoon sauce over fish. Sprinkle with green

If you are looking for enlightenment first you must find alignment

Art by James.R.Eads
If you are looking for enlightenment first you must find alignment.           
You must understand the balance of the world is in the stability of the earth, the weightlessness of the wind, the freedom of the water, the ruthlessness of fire, and the imperfections of the soul. 

You must shed your karmic weight and cast it into the water so you may see that you are both the fool and the world. You know nothing and you know everything. 

Then you must find you as someone else. You must understand that someone else is also yourself.  

When you fully understand these things then you will see the window, and within which the reflection of your mind. As you open it light surges forth and the reflection disappears. 

On the other side you will come across the well. 

When you are ready you will climb to the bottom and you will find the vessel.

Reach inside, you will feel connected to many bodies. At first you may feel overwhelmed, but know that you will live many lives. Some lives will build you up and others will wear you down, but it is in their entirety that you will find the balance of your soul.   

Once you have chosen a body, you will come across a tree with roots reaching into a pool of water. From the water emits a beautiful light. Submerge yourself in the water and feel the supreme weightlessness of rebirth.

Know that you are greater than yourself.  

Kids Heaven! 

This October an unexpected holiday break at The Sofitel Resort located on the palm Dubai has come our way and all  I can say is thank you life!!!  😉 thank you for bringing us here!  At the end of the day things always turn out for the best! 

October weather in Dubai seems to be ideal these days, at 34 degrees the days are best spent lounging by the pool and the nights around 25 degrees are perfect for visiting beautiful terraces and sipping sweet cocktails infused with lemongrass under the moonlight! 

The Sofitel Resort and Spa is not only a beautiful 5star Resort but it is also a paradise for kids. The kids club is ideally located in the center of the resort with several pools surrounding it which makes it an easy two minute walk from anywhere around. The staff are very friendly and bubbly and enjoy their time there as much as the little ones.

 T.shirt making  and face painting are a few of the many fun activities that my son has taken part in at the kids club. For older kids there is a cinema on the second floor with movies showing through out the day… So if it gets too hot outside and your little one is not afraid of the dark then it’s perfect to sit back and enjoy the show. 

The toddler pool just outside the kids club is so much fun, with sand pits and fountains for kids to splash around in and cool off. 

What I liked about this Resort:

-The Sofitel hotel apartments are perfect for long stays with a mini mart close by you will find almost everything that you are looking for. 

– World class luxury spa.

– Gourmet restaurants.

– Award winning hotel and resort.

-Award winning kids club 2016