Special Visit by Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, The Honourable John Baird, to Oman

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invitation

John Baird giving speech

Mrs Brown at diplomatic club

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inside main entrance

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diplomatic club in back

swimming pool

canada and oman

Ajay FM and Ambassador

 

swimming pool

front of diplomatic club

http://www.timesofoman.com/News/32662/Article-Oman-to-have-new-honorary-Canadian-consul-soon-Canada-FM

Just pics for now. More later…got a job and all! :-) What a great evening at the Diplomatic Club!

Friday Easter Brunch at Mokha Cafe at Grand Hyatt Muscat – WOW!

Mokha Cafe April 18 2014If you’ve never been to Mokha Cafe at the Grand Hyatt Muscat, you really should give it a try!  We were thrilled to be invited to their Easter Brunch on Friday, April 19th.  Easter eggs hangingEgg painting was one of several activities for the kids at the brunch. They had some painted eggs decorating the restaurant as you can see here.  My favorite was this Omani easter egg:Omani Easter eggEaster egg paintingPlenty of egg painting materials for the kids.  It really was a well organized and fun day!coloring timeKate from Y MagazineMy wife and I had the pleasure of meeting up with Kate Ginn from Y-Magazine.  She was in charge of the Easter egg camel cookie hunt for the kids at 12:30.let the games begin Up for grabs at the 12:30pm Y Easter camel cookie hunt was a hamper full of Easter goodies.  Let the games begin!Gershom and MommyMommy and Gershom hunting for cookies. They were hidden in the bushes and even on the sides of the palm trees.  Mommy Our son managed to find 11 cookies!Kate and winnersJakob was the big winner with 15 camel cookies! Here he is pictured with his family and Kate Ginn. She hesitated getting in this photo, but I thought she should definitely get in there as she organized the whole event so well! :-)from top of the stairsLooking down on Mokha Cafe from the top of the stairsfresh seafoodHere are just a few pics of the incredible food that was available at the buffet.more foodmore seafoodHyatt chefsone of the saladsyummy dessertschocolate goodiesincredible dessertscookies Our son Gershom’s favorite – the “Y-Magazine cookies”. Be sure to check out the latest Y-Magazine (Issue 316) which includes a home recipe for these delicious cookies.hot cross bunsNice to see Hot Cross Buns at the buffet! :-)Don at the HyattOur friend Don joined us for the buffet. He is another fan of the Grand Hyatt as he has stayed here on numerous occasions.  Our son, Gershom, really loved his time with all the fun kid activities and didn’t want to leave, so Don and I enjoyed a coffee in the lounge until our son tired himself out.coffee in lounge I could get used to this “getting served on a silver platter” lifestyle. ;-)our GershomA truly fun day out for our son. Here he is pictured with the horse rider monument in the main lounge. It was only during the recent Social Media Competition that I learned (from Maurizio’s blog) that this bronze monument of a Arabian falconer on a horse actually rotates slowly and makes a complete 360 degree turn every 60 minutes. If you ever make it to the Grand Hyatt Muscat, watch the back foot of the horse and you’ll slowly see it moving if you look close enough!proud of his eggGershom at home showing off one of the eggs Mommy helped him paint. Even today (Sat. 20th) Gersom said, “I want to go back to the place from yesterday!”  Easter Brunches come but once a year my son!  When the Hyatt has a promotion like this (and many others) in the future, you don’t want to miss out.  Stay tuned because apparently there’s another big prize give-away from the Hyatt to be announced and I heard that it’s far more impressive than a free one-night stay for 2 on the weekend

Thanks to the Hyatt and Y-Magazine for such a fantastic experience during the Easter Friday Brunch!

Holy Week Worship Services at PCO

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That should read “April 18th for Good Friday”! Need directions to church services? Check out the church website at http://www.churchinoman.com

Awesome Video Showing the Beauty of Oman

This video was posted on youtube 2 months ago from some tourists who obviously enjoyed themselves in Oman.  Their video includes a lot of fantastic spots in the Sultanate and it also captures the beauty of Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa just outside of Muscat.  

If you’ve never been to Oman, I’m betting that this video will at least make you think, “Hey, I’d love to check that place out!” :-)

MC MO @ O’Malley’s at the Radisson Tonight!

McMo at OMalleysI went to O’Malley’s at the Radisson last week with a few buddies for the first time. It was a lot of fun and Mc Mo really rocked the house!in action  There is no cover charge and O’Malley’s has a lot of great pub food like Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Stew, fries (chips for you Brits!) and a whole lot more.rocking the house  If you’ve never been to O’Malley’s at the Radisson, it’s really worth a visit. Great spot! And there’s no better timet to go than on a Thursday night as you get R&B night thrown in for free!