Saturday, February 25, 2012

Gap between visitors and a happy announcement

We have a week now where we don't have any visitors. Next week the onslaught starts again and continues until April. It's always nice to see people, but it also nice when they go too and we get our house back!

Alice (my youngest daughter) and her boyfriend Josh were here last week and I can now officially announce that they are expecting a baby and will be making me a grandad! Of course my three older brothers think this is hilarious - that I am going to be a grandad before them! The baby is due in August, so I am looking forward to hopefully be around in the UK when the happy event occurs.

Currently listening to ....

Monday, February 13, 2012

Saadiyat Beach Villa

Looked around one of the new villas on Saadiyat Island - let's say we won't be moving in anytime soon!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Doner Kebabs in Dubai!

In Essex speak .. OMG! I am totes 'cited!

I have just found out about this place - probably a little behind - but I am totally going to find it and get myself the biggest doner they do! Loads of places here sell kebabs. But not proper doner kebabs. Some say they do, but they lie. So this place place looks very promising. The only thing I did notice is that they close at 12am! How can a kebab shop close at 12am??!!

Abu Dhabi Metro?

Cameron's Camel Campaign

Friday, February 10, 2012

Welcome the United Arab Emirates National Symphony Orchestra - The National

Welcome the United Arab Emirates National Symphony Orchestra - The National

Good luck to Andy with this venture. Andy plays with the Abu Dhabi Big Band from time to time and has lately been rehearsing and conducting us too. He is a great guy and full of fun. There was a letter today in the paper from the leader of the existing UAE Philharmonic Orchestra, saying that there are not enough musicians to support both orchestras. I do have sympathy with this argument - even the existing UAEPO is not up to much - we went to hear them at Christmas and were pretty disappointed - so I'm not sure how two can survive? Maybe the UAENSO will prosper better and take over?

You never know - I may even get a couple of gigs! - Andy? :-)

Not enough musicians to go around - The National

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A few random pictures...

I followed this truck the other day...

In the car park of my customer today .... 4x4 city !

The room in which we conducted training...