Posts Tagged ‘DOSC’
This morning I was invited to the most glamorous coffee morning ever: on my friend’s new yacht.
I kid you not. One day, she was just a girl like you and me, then she bought a yacht (with two double bedrooms!), and now she’s living the life of the super-glamorous.
‘The other weekend,’ she said on deck, as we lingered over fresh coffee and Bateel date cookies, ‘we just dropped anchor out at sea. The kids played in the shade below deck, and DH and I dozed in the sun as the boat bobbed on the gentle swell…’
Anyway, this morning, without even setting sail, was glamour enough for me. I haven’t been down to the Dubai Offshore Sailing Club for about 10 years and, as one of the oldest clubs in town, it was like peeping into another world; a simpler world; Dubai before it became brash and bling. Real life, you could say.
It was a beautiful sunny day, shoals of fish danced in the green water, the boat bobbed gently up and down, the sky was clear and blue. I’m not the sailing type myself, but today, I began to wish I was.