Hello 2018 !


Hello 2018 ­čÖé I find it so hard to believe that we are two weeks into the new year! Time does fly. As in the past, my first post of 2018 is a peek into what I hope to achieve during the year (in life and on the blog) But before we look into the…
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Eating Out – The Turkish Food Festival 2017

Turkish Food Festival at Park Inn Muscat

The lovely people at Park Inn, Al Khuwair are celebrating Turkish cuisine (and how!!!). They have a limited period ‘Turkish food festival’ on until the 4th of March 2017! I had the pleasure of not only trying out some AMAZING food but I also spent an evening with their guest Chef Yavuz Yigit (Executive Chef…
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Hello 2017!

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So January is almost over (1 month down, 11 to go!) and in true ‘Shots and Socks’ tradition (Yes! my blog has a tradition – that I take seriously) I’ve set some personal and ‘bloggy’ goals for the lovely 2017 ! Last year I did the same thing (around the same time – talk about…
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Cooking at the Crafty Kitchen

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The Crafty Kitchen is a quaint little cafe located in Madinat Al Qaboos.┬áThe first time I went there I loved the feel of the place – It’s cozy and happy in equal measure. I tried the quiche which tasted lovely and was just the right size (enough to curb my pre lunch hunger pangs!) But…
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Look who’s ONE !!!

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When I started my blog a year ago, I wasn’t sure I’d make it past a couple of months. Today (June) my blog is one year old! (woo-hoo!!!) It has been a lovely year. A year of great learning. I’ve met some interesting people along the way, made new friends and had a lot of…
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Hello 2015!

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We have only just begun the New Year and 3 weeks (Almost) have flown by! Normally, I take time out during the first week of the year to look back and note down a few things that ‘the year gone by’ has taught me. This year, I’ve been lazy (very lazy). Today, I realized that…
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It’s been 3 months already!

SAS 3 months old shots and socks is 3 months old. www.shotsandsocks.com

‘3 months’ hardly seem like a milestone worth celebrating but to me it’s a huge deal! It marks 3 months of learning and sharing. I’ve been surprised, happy, proud and at times a little disappointed. Shots and Socks has turned out to be everything that I expected and so much more! So 12 posts later,…
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Tour Through Blogland – Shots and Socks

A Blog Hop Shots and socks tour through blogland. www.shotsandsocks.com

I was invited by the wonderful Maureen Reynolds who blogs at ‘Red Cottage Chronicles’ to participate in a blog hop. It’s a fun way to let my readers in on what goes on inside my little head. Maureen’s blog is full of sweet temptation. I love desserts, it happens to be my weakness and Maureen…
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The Liebster Blog Award – Paying it forward

Liebster Award Nomination

I’m so happy to announce that my blog, ‘SHOTS and SOCKS’ has been nominated for the Liebster Award. It’s an honor and┬ámy very first award! Now in true ‘award acceptance’ style, I’d like to thank My hubby for tolerating my madness while pretending to read my blog being so supportive and encouraging. My parents for…
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