Who am I?

I’m a runner, eater, drinker, party girl, cat lady whoΒ has made Dubai home.

Originally from South Africa, I moved over to the UAE in 2008 to earn some money and then go home, buy a house and a car and carry on living… but I ‘accidentally’ stayed in Dubai and have since fallen in love with the place. I spend my time trying to better myself at running, followed by drinking lots and lots of beer, spending quality time with friends, travelling as much of the world as I can, loving my cats, and somewhere in between all of that I make a living too. Oh, and then there’s this blog πŸ™‚

Over time my blog has re-shaped itself and currently I focus largely on my weekly photo challenges and my 52 New Things challenges, and I try throw in as much chit chat about my running as I can (which usually ends up being part of the 52 New Things!)

I began the 52 New Things challenge in 2015Β where I set out to do something new each week of the year. These included trying new foods, travelling to new destinations, getting my first tattoo, learning, exercise ,Β building up my running, plus many, many more.

2016 was no different and I carried on with the challenge and managed to tick some items off the bucket list, increased my fitness levels, did some baking, travelled for a race… the list goes on!

Now that it’s 2017 I will once again be challenging myself to take up something new each week of the year! You can access all of my New Things by clicking on the link in the menu bar at the top of this page πŸ™‚

Come on in and make yourself at home here in my world nuttydubai!



40 thoughts on “Who am I?

  1. Hazelnuts, Dubai, travel and cats. There was no way I could leave without hitting Follow πŸ™‚ Looking forward to reading more about your UAE adventures. The 52 Challenge sounds like fun too! Can’t wait to see what you come up with πŸ™‚


  2. Hi dear,

    Good day!

    We would like to invite you in one of our client’s food tasting event(we are launching a New menu), is there anyway we can send you the invite personally?

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Have a lovely day!


    • Hello Shahd,
      No I do not give out my email address as it is private – if there is something that you need to ask about my blog, you can do so in these comments here.

      Welcome πŸ™‚


  3. I’m new to blogging, and still have tons to do to improve my blog, but I loved the look and the content of your blog straight away.
    I lived in dubai for 5 years (I’m a Brit) so will underastand a lot of what you write about I suspect!
    Looking forward to sharing your journey.


  4. Hi mynuttydubai. Great site you have here and great that you update it so often! Do you have an email address I can contact you on. I would like to discuss a collaboration between my site and yours. Many thanks. You can contact me on my email address I used to post this comment.


    • Glad you like my blog Gus, and thanks for visiting πŸ˜‰
      Unfortunately I’m not looking to collaborate with anyone – this is purely my blog and I’d like to keep it that way.
      Thanks for offering though!


    • Thank you for the compliment and the suggestion πŸ™‚
      I’ll have a look into it, but make no promises right now – I am not very creative when it comes to making up stories to write so I might battle with this… I’ll have a look at what others are writing and will definitely give it some serious thought! Thanks again πŸ™‚


  5. Hello fellow expat! I found your blog through the Weekly Photo Challenge, and enjoy reading your conversational tone. I look forward to discovering more about Dubai, South Africa, and everything else you find interesting!


    • Hi Cindi, and welcome to mynuttydubai!
      Thanks for visiting, and especially following; I hope you’ll continue to enjoy my banter as much as I enjoy writing it and sharing it!
      I look forward to sharing my world with you πŸ™‚


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  7. Those Chestnuts are making my mouth water! I’m glad you dropped by my blog and leading me back here. Cheers and looking forward to reading more about your adventures there. πŸ™‚


  8. Hello Hazel Nutt,

    Comment Γ§a va? Well l hope and enjoying life. You have a lovely and interesting blog with some fabulous snaps. We look forward to following and will look forward to your weekly photo challenge contributions.




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