January was a flutter of activity for us, we were flung back into the swing of routine far too quickly and the running around began once again.  New Years resolutions were left spinning in confusion and life proceeded between rushing from work to children duties all over again. 

That is Federer on the left
Two realisations struck me, or was it that tennis ball to the head!  Winter is the most amazing time in Qatar and you actually don’t want to stop to take a breath, just in case you miss out! 

This month saw us going to the Qatar ExxonMobil Men’s Open Tennis Champs, The Vienna Boy’s Choir, a UK Boarding School Seminar, Qatar International Falcon Competition, the Qatar Motor Show, lunches with friends and heading off to Abu Dhabi to Ferrari World for a weekend to celebrate Steve’s birthday.  

Ferrari World

Happy Birthday my wonderful husband, who continues to spoil his family every day with immeasurable love.

To top it all off we spent a couple of evenings test driving cars to decide on which would join our family, we scouted for three weeks testing the Volvo, Honda CRV, GMC, Citroen, Mini, BMW, Nissan, bypassed VW and Merc (as we have had those before) and landed up deciding on a Kia Sorento.  Never thought we would buy a Kia, but wow value for money and a wonderful smooth drive. We love it!
My new car!

February brings with it even more activity.

Sailing lessons at the Qatar Sailing Club are on the charts, the Doha College entry exams are upon us and our oldest is off to Switzerland!!  

Tickets have also been purchased for James Blunt, Romeo and Juliet 4 Kids, and the Qatar Total Ladies Open, but there is so much more we could be doing. Take a look!

Oh James we look forward to meeting again 🙂

Other events in February include:

The Tour of Qatar Cycle Race: 5 – 10
Microsoft “Open Door” Technical Education Event: 7 – 8
Doha Taste & Fun Festival: 8 – 11
Wheels ‘n’ Heels 2012: 10
Breaking Guinness World Record of Largest Game of Hide & Seek Charity: 10
The Terry Fox Run: 11
SUCQ Comedy at The Pearl: 13
Philippine Azkals vs. Qatar Al Ahli – Football Friendly:13
F1x3 Experience in Qatar: 13 – 15
Qatar Ladies Open – Tennis Tournament: 13 – 18
AND all on Valentines Day:
Qatar National Sports Day: 14th 
Yusuf Islam’s (Cat Stevens) concert: 14
James Blunt: 14
Shakespeare For Kids: Romeo & Juliet: 16
Dubai Jazz Festival: 16 – 24
Qatar vs. Saudi Arabia – Men’s Football Olympic Asian Qualifiers Preliminary Round 3: 22
Japanese Drummer: 22 -23
Akram Khan: Vertical Road Show: 27 – 28
Technology in Higher Education (THE) Conference 2012: 27 – 28

And what have we missed already: The PGA Golf Tournament and the Everything Mobile Forum
And don’t forget the weekly QPO concerts plus the Camel and Dog Racing (all in the same sentence)!
For more information on what’s happening go here 

Not to mention Madonna, Duran Duran and the Eagles performing in the region!

So do you think life in Qatar is boring?