Monday, June 24, 2013

Facebook sale fails

I am one of the 4 people in the world that is not on Facebook. I am constantly ribbed because I am not part of the facebooksphere. But I do know there is stuff on theref for sale on a facebook page that is for people selling stuff here locally. There are some ridiculous things for sale or people asking ridiculous questions on a regular basis. Below I have just browsed a few days and found these....

10 Dhs is like £1.80 ... could you be arsed

Some conversion problems here methinks

How about just giving it an iron before you take the picture??

Just. Throw. Them. Away.

...and my kids had a fear of green vegetables and going to bed !

..if in doubt read the instructions..

Not selling the outside with it?

Look at the state of it! 1800 is over 300 quid! 

Short people?! Really?

Throw. Them. In. The. Bin.

You've got to be joking, right?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Looking for new shoes?

How about these beauties?? (as seen in Marina Mall)

Jelly shoes for men? mmmmm yes please (not!)

Friday, June 14, 2013

Scott's in Abu Dhabi

We had dinner the other night at Scott's, at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Scott's in London has been about for 140 years or so in Mayfair, although we've never been. Although also in their group is The Ivy (which we did have a lovely night at) and the Rivington (which I've also been to) and Le Caprice.

The restaurant does look stunning, built out into the beach area of the hotel.

We were going with a group of friends who had chosen the venue (it's a seafood restaurant - not Caz's first choice). Caz needs to eat a gluten free diet, so we called a few days before to explain and check their options. They said no problem, they would talk to the chef and provide some choices. 

We arrived and the place was empty, which for Friday night was a surprise. For seafood lovers, of course the menu was extensive, with some good English favourites too, like Cod (never seen before in Abu Dhabi). I called the waiter over and explained our previous conversation about the gluten free requirement. He said, "no problem you can have the steak". Clearly no prior effort had been made, which was disappointing. They did however, prepare some fresh gluten free bread and she chose the Herb Roasted Lamb Rack. I started with Lobster Mayonnaise, followed by Seabream baked in seasalt. The food I thought was very well prepared and there was an excellent wine selection. 

As you would expect, the meal was pricey, but all in all we had a good time. Just a little disappointing about the lack of effort made for the gluten free request. 

Watch out, local on board!

Of course this should be on the front of the car warning me that you will imminently be 6" from my bumper, flashing your lights at me!