Monthly Favourites, Other Stuff

November Favourites


As November has packed up and sauntered off for another year I wanted to recap my top 5 favourite things from the month gone by before we get all festive for December.

You maybe noticed that I did a favourite post for September but then skipped October, life got a little too busy and combined with atrocious internet (Omantel, you suck!) I just gave up trying.. But here I am back for November and ready to try again so lets dive straight in;


1- New Website


Blog cover

At the start of November I launched the brand spanking new Duncan Adventures website. We are now officially a dot com!

The web design and complicated bits were all done by the fantastic Terence Pereira. You can check out his page here..

I would love to hear what you think of the new site!


2- ‘Gone Girl’ book

01 Gone Girl book

After a long day with an active baby I love to take some time to relax and get lost in a good book. ‘Gone Girl’ written by Gillian Flynn was the perfect book to throw myself into. With mystery and suspense I couldn’t put it down, I was desperate to know how it ended. Especially after THAT twist in the story, I didn’t see that coming!

The movie, starring Ben Affleck, was released just as I was finishing the final few pages so I raced to the end of the book before I could watch it on the big screen. The movie was great but the book still trumps it, usually they always do.


3- Winter Weather

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It was an incredibly long and hot summer here in Muscat so with the winter weather well and truly here we are planning to make the most of it. No longer are we confined to the house running the air conditioning all day, every day. We can step outside without our eyeballs burning and sweating like a running tap. Night thought, eh?

For the next few months at least we can play in the garden, take walks with the pram, BBQ outside and visit the beach. Ok, so it’s still about 30 degrees mid day but I’ll take that over 50 degrees any day!

Hurray for winter weather!


4- ‘Wood Winked’ MAC eye shadow

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This month my make up treat was a beautiful little eye shadow pot from MAC. Lets be honest, You can’t really go wrong with MAC.

This little gem in the shade “Wood Winked” is a perfect blend of copper, brown and bronze together which is especially flattering on blue and brown eyes. This shadow can be used lightly for a subtle day time look or can be incorporated into an evening Smokey eye look.

Wood Winked really helps my blue eyes to “pop” – I have worn it every single day for two weeks now!


5- National Day

National Day 1

On the 18th November Oman celebrated it’s 44th National Day. The whole country joined together to celebrate the occassion by decorating their cars, houses, attending events and dancing in the streets. It is a really beautiful thing to see how much the Omani people love and respect their Sultan.

I dressed Spencer in an Omani shirt by Razza Fashion (You can find these at TOTEM) and the owner Dr Sami uploaded the picture to both of his Instagram accounts where Spencer got over 3,000 likes. Very impressive!

National Day is a great occasion for both locals and Expats to join together and celebrate His Majesty and the wonderful country we live in.




So that is the round up of November, December is upon us which means my birthday this week and getting all festive in preparation for Spencer’s first Christmas – I cannot wait!!! 🙂

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  • Reply Karen 11/12/2014 at 3:11 PM

    Hi Heather, great list! I just finished “Gone Girl” earlier this week and it kept me riveted. Would love to catch the movie soon, waiting for it to appear on iTunes. How was “French Children Don’t Throw Food”, worth a read?

    • Reply Heather 12/12/2014 at 9:13 AM

      Hi Karen!
      I’m so glad that you enjoyed ‘Gone Girl’. The movie is definitely worth a watch but I much preferred the book.

      ‘French Children don’t throw food’ was interesting.. I didn’t love it but interesting to see parenting in a different culture.

      Do you have any book recommendations for me? 🙂 Loving your site btw!

  • Reply Karen 12/12/2014 at 5:05 PM

    Hi Heather, I read more classics than contemporary fiction. What’s next on my list though, which seems to be highly recommended, is “The Goldfinch”. I love the usual classic authors, but in particular tend to reread (a lot) “Sherlock Holmes”, “The Great Gatsby”, “The Sun Also Rises” and if you’re into mystery, I couldn’t recommend “The Moonstone” enough!
    Thanks for your kind encouragement, I just started the blog about a month ago and have enjoyed the writing thus far. Looking forward to exchanging more ideas with you!

    • Reply Heather 12/12/2014 at 7:38 PM

      Oh yes I have heard that the “Goldfinch” is great, have you seen it for sale here in Muscat yet? Now Great Gatsby….I didn’t enjoy the book much at all but I LOVED the film! I will look out for your other suggestions, I’m always keen for new ideas.

      Keep up the good work 🙂

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