Archive for December, 2014

Modern inconvenience

28/12/2014

Checking through photos to find some nice ones to put up on the wall to be framed, I realised the problem with having phones and cameras with such large memory cards these days.

Everything from the old cameras is neatly filed in folders with accurately named files – Fossil Rock 2006, Cyprus Summer 2007, etc, etc. From January 2014 to date I have something like 9,000 photos from my iPhone filling one folder, in nothing other than date order, with tonnes of duplicates.

Perhaps having a 1GB memory card in my old Sony digital camera was actually a good thing?

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Downtown Trolley Bus

24/12/2014

Shame it won’t be ready for New Year’s Eve (I’m guessing) but it’s nearly ready.

Not sure if it’ll be practical or mainly for site seers. I could take it to get to the metro station without sweating too much, but the walk to the office at the other end would be a killer. On the other hand, it’d open up some other areas of Dubai to us.

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Bravery

24/12/2014

Was I this brave at almost two?

Or does Zara just have access to some bigger slides?

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Flower Power

23/12/2014

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Surf was up

04/12/2014

…next to the Burj Al Arab today.

Six foot waves and (based on my limited knowledge) some really good surfers.

Zara loves the beach. I get tired of the way people use it as an ashtray. Who sits on a beach and leaves their fag ends lying around them?

Grumps aside, I’m enjoying living so close to the sea again.

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Lost something?

03/12/2014

Nissan Patrols can go anywhere, but occasionally bits drop off, it seems.

Why leave this behind?

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Boot camp

03/12/2014

Tuesdays is normally boot camp in Safa Park for me, but it eas National Day yesterday so it was off.

Zara has discovered running so I got my exercise running around Burj Park today instead. I’m no photographer and the picture is probably poor on a large screen, but the iPhone 5s camera seems to capture at least the feeling of movement well.

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Zara visits Fossil Rock

03/12/2014

I was apprehensive, but the car seat was strapped in well and Zara loved it.

She slept through the best bit.

“More camel” was the refrain. We saw a few, but no photos. The mummy and baby camel went down very well, but we drove by as respectfully as possible.

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Rollers

01/12/2014

Rolls Royces are ten a penny here these days. I must see three or four a day at least, significantly up on previous years.

I love this one. Parked in the way Rolls Royces tend to be…

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