Archive for November, 2014

Need toys

30/11/2014

Took the third row seats out of the Patrol, finally.

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I’m quite keen on putting a drawer system in there.

Something like this would make sense – rope and shackles in the smaller drawer on the left so there’s no need to open both ‘barn doors’. Plenty of space to strap down a cool box on top.

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I’m keen to do at least a little bit of camping this winter! Tuesday we’ll be going to Fossil Rock with Zara. I’m a bit apprehensive, to be quite honest. Let’s see if she enjoys it. I feel she’s a bit young, but we met a South African family who take their equally little ones out regularly, so we thought we’d give it a try.

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Downtown construction

26/11/2014

All change in Downtown Dubai.

I’m buying two extra parking spaces and am looking forward to renting them out when we have two million more neighbours.

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Sent back

26/11/2014

Flew to Lagos on Sunday, visa had expired, was sent straight back.

Twenty two hours door to door.

My fault for not checking – but I’d paid for a twelve month visa, they told me that’s what I had when I collected my passport in April…

Never again will I let that happen!

Photoshopped Burj

26/11/2014

The Burj and The Address look as if they’ve been photoshopped into these pictures.

The light is beautiful at the moment.

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This just in from Saudi

17/11/2014

We can always thanks the Gulf News for the latest cutting edge reports on what’s going on in Saudi. Poor bride.

There’s a market for everything

16/11/2014

I’ve often wondered what happens to the inordinate amount of bread that gets thrown away every day in Dubai.

Every Lebanese or Indian restaurant or takeaway meal comes with enough bread to sustain a family for several weeks – I’d always assumed the leftovers get chucked in the bin.

Parking near Fishermen’s Beach on Saturday, I spotted this man collecting piles of Arabic bread and putting them into sacks. Next to him were about twenty bags filled with stale naan bread.

So now I know what happens to at least some of the bread – but what happens after it’s been put into sacks afterwards is still unclear!

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Forty and the Seychelles

05/11/2014

I turned forty last week.

We had our first big get together, putting the garden to good use. Shwarmaman was in attendance and the dress code for ‘gentlemen’ was checked shirt and shorts.

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Then we had a really tough week in the Seychelles.

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