As a teenager back in the England of the early 70's, my first love was music - rock music, prog rock, guitar based rock, anything that sounded 'heavy' and wasn't to be found on 'Top of the Pops'. Any money that I was able to acquire was typically spent at one of my local record … Continue reading Vinyl’s Not Dead!
Long before the UAE had oil, there was Deira - an area of Dubai that offers such a contrast to the giant glass towers, 5 star hotels, and pristine beach lined shores of much younger neighbouring districts. Deira is the original commercial centre of Dubai, benefiting from its Creekside location, although these days the key … Continue reading Exploring Deira
I found myself back home in Dubai for 10 days recently (the sunsets at our new home are amazing!) Whilst there, I experienced the lows of emergency dental treatment, the highs of hosting a house warming party, and a whole bunch of other stuff in between. These are some moments from my time there, starting … Continue reading Dubai Moments
Over the past few years, being an expat, and working away from home has meant that I spend many working weeks living alone, and one of the downsides of this is that I tend not to eat too well. Whilst I quite enjoy doing a bit of cooking, it's not the same when it's just … Continue reading Weekday Eating for One
Heading back to work on 6th January, after a break of some 16 days was pretty tough; I have to say I had a really good Christmas and New Year, one of the best in fact, spent in both Dubai and UK. But time marches on and we have to go with it, so 2 … Continue reading January: So Far, So Good
At first glance this seems a bit of a desolate landscape, but for a large part of 2018 this has been home for me. I'm currently working on a project in Kuwait, and whilst here, I live in an apartment that is located in the second of the two smaller buildings in the middle of … Continue reading 2018 | Ups and Downs