Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Whats Up Wednesday!

It's Whats up Wednesday! Woo Hoo! 

So this is a first over here on 'Life of Lou' but if you are a blog junkie like me you will probably have herd of this! So basically the last Wednesday of the month, bloggers link up and share the answers to these questions below! Most of these questions are about what we have coming up in our lives and other random bits and pieces! 

So here we go! 

What we're eating this week!

As I have mentioned over the last few weeks, I have been super lazy in the kitchen lately. My new kitchen here in Abu Dhabi is less than a dream but thats no excuse and I really need to get my hiney into gear. This week I will be making one of my favourite go-to weekday meals. Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas. You can find the recipe here! 

What I'm Reminiscing about.

My beautiful birthday/ farewell party, which my parents hosted. We drank, laughed, cried during speeches and had a fantastic time. I know I will remember this party for a very very long time!

What I'm Loving. 

The amazing Middle East weather. It is technically winter here, although it is about 25 Celsius during the day! Around May it will heat up and by June you can forget about walking around out side. So I am soaking up this lovely 'winter' weather with beach trips and long walks on the weekends. 

What We've been up to. 

Work, work work and more work! Not very exciting I know but thats life at the moment. When I'm not working you can find me exploring my impressive new city or laying by the beach. And on rare occasions doing a tiny bit of shopping ;) 

What I'm dreading.

The dentist, Gah!!! Raise your hand if you hate visiting the Dentist! I have a seriously irrational fear of the dentist, always have and probably always will. But I have finally found a new practise that manages to keep me remotely calm during my visits. (I think I am distracted by my handsome dentists very nice Irish accent ;) #whateverworks Regardless I really do not want to go back to the den of torture  dentist next month!

What I'm working on. 

I write this little blog called 'Life of Lou', you may have herd about it ;) At the moment I'm working on a few new ideas for the blog and as always hunting down new and exciting things to share with you lovely folk! 

What I'm excited about! 

My gorgeous Mumma paying me a visit, next month! Which I'm soon excited about! My family and I have always been close so being scattered all over the world at the moment is tough. Ps it happens to be my mums birthday today, so lets show her some Birthday love! Happy Birthday Mumma! 

What I'm watching. 

Um I think I'm hooked! I have watch the first three episodes of American Crime Story, The People VS. O.J Simpson and I cannot stop. This show is seriously gripping and definitely exposing a new side to this highly publicised story. If you aren't already watching this, you need to get into it ASAP! 

What I'm listening to. 

Perhaps my favourite song ever! Blood by the Middle East, is a song that can make me cry, laugh and change my entire mood, all in 5 minutes and 30 seconds. The bands name is also rather fitting don't you think? Check it out here! 

What I'm wearing. 

I have done a few posts recently about my Middle East Wardrobe. I will continue to share pictures of my outfits and fashion finds in the coming weeks. As for now you can check out what I have been wearing recently HERE and HERE! 

What I'm doing this weekend! 

This is where you will find me this weekend! By the beach, soaking up these last few weeks of bearable weather! The water is still a little cool for a swim but the Corniche (the local strip of beach)is a great place for a run, bike ride or place to chill out and read a book! 

What I'm looking forward to next month! 

I can't wait to play tour guide for a few friends and family members who will be heading to the Middle East for a visit next month. I am falling hard for my new city and know that they will love exploring Abu Dhabi every bit as much as I do! 

What else is new. 

Shopping (as per usual) 

Chinese New Year 

My latest read, Why not me! 

All of which you can check out on my previous Friday favourites! 

Ah I'm exhausted! I hope you enjoy our first What's Up Wednesday! Have a wonderful day everyone!

Lou xxx


  1. It's my first linkup to What's Up Wednesday. Hey, gotta try some new things right? Anyway, I am OBSESSED with The People vs. O.J. Simpson. It's amazing!

    1. That's right! You have gotta mix it up now and then! Yes, loving the People VS. O.J, can't wait for next weeks ep!

  2. Did I see that it's your first What's Up Wednesday?!! Welcome to the link up party. SO glad I found your blog :) Also, we're loving the People vs. OJ show too. How is it that even though I know what's going to happen, I still get so crazy nervous about it?

    -Rachel at

    1. Thanks Rachel! Oh my gosh I feel the same. Everyone I talk to says they get so nervous watching it even though we all now what happens. I guess that is credit to the show. Can't wait for next weeks episode! And PS. I am glad I found your blog too! :)