January – February

Well the end of January brought with it another competition. This time I was trying my hat at a bit of Ladies Football. After a couple of weeks of intense training I managed to pick up enough skill, determination and pure genius to make it as a sub on the A squad. I got a few runs outs during the competition and was actually picked to start the final! Go me:) Anyways, after a tiring couple of days we were crowned Dubai Gulf Gaelic Games champions 2008. (for more info on the club go to www.dubaicelts.com)

February brought with it yet another competition, but this time it was my favourite.. hockey. Both myself and Paul doned the Dubai Hockey Club colours one friday morning and headed to Sharjah (the dry emirate… thats arguable!). Dubai Hockey Club entered in 4 teams so we had a really good turn out. We made it to the final (with me scoring the odd goal) and lost on penalty flicks in the final to a team called Lusitanians. The team is made up of workers from pakistan (already have the advantage!). Both myself and Paul played in the final (Paul was the goalie) so it was really nice to have played on the same team. I should tell you that each team only required 1 girl… whereas others stuck to the one, we had 2 girls (amazing talent again!!)

Anyways, February then brought my birthday, and my parents arrived on Feb 21st so lots of fun was had that month! I’ll let the parents fill you in on the Friday brunch, the microlites, the bus trip, afternoon tea, the ski slopes, the desert safari.. pictures tell alot:)