Category Archives: Life in Dubai

Back on the Road

Nice run this morning, Mrs H finally getting her running mojo back, with sights set for a race later in the year. 11km comfortably in the bag, my thoughts of going further dispelled by the prospect of a toasted croissant. … Continue reading

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I’m just smitten with Smitten!

Press Release Number 1 I like this one, mainly because they spelt ‘colour’ correctly, something my laptop spell-checker seems unable or unwilling to do…. Update your kids’ wardrobe in the New Year with the latest fashion essentials from Smitten Dubai, … Continue reading

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World’s worst blogger

Pretty sure that’s me right now. Just haven’t had the get up and….. Despite this, rather implausibly it seems that I have hit someone’s radar as I keep getting random phone calls and e-mails from PR companies about upcoming exciting … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up

Moving house in Dubai is a minefield. Desperate agents, greedy landlords, rent inflation, and the possibility that your new place is in the path of the next “Worlds Biggest” construction to name but a few. Rather than live on the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, pack your bags.

On New Years Day we were rather rudely shaken from our vegetative state by a ding dong on the front door. “That’ll be the new tenancy contract”, Mrs H states confidently, powers of telepathy keen as ever. I open the … Continue reading

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And then there were six.

And then there were six. One of the things you need to get used to in this place is people leaving. Back in the real world people hardly ever move away, (which is sometimes good and sometimes bad), but here, … Continue reading

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Vertigo inducing brunch at Prime 68

Dodgy Excuses They say there’s a first time for everything, so this year I got to choose where to do our traditional pre-summer brunch, though decided that actually booking it was way beneath my station and attempted to outsourced it. … Continue reading

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Death and no taxes

There’s been quite a bit of death on the agenda recently; the sad and very untimely passing of my rock-star Uncle Jimmy, an acquaintance at my bi-annual lunch club and the anniversary of my Father’s death. That got me thinking … Continue reading

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Window-Gate

Hostilities Commence “That’s the area I’ve been told I’m getting and I’m very happy with it”. In another time and another place this would be an innocuous statement, but it wasn’t. It was a meeting to talk about our upcoming … Continue reading

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Perfect Wife’s birthday brunch at Le Traiteur.

Apart from having one of the more unpronounceable names amongst its peer group, Le Traiteur also has the distinction of being a Time Out ‘Best Brunch’ multiple winner. High praise indeed, or as the French may say “Formidable!’ Armed with … Continue reading

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