Grocery Shopping

After the sticker shock that everyone experiences when in Bermuda for the first time, there has been a lot of questions on how the prices are over here.  The answer is a good one…. it is no way near as bad over here on general items.  Equally I have only been here a short time…

Lunch with The Girls!

Today was the official public holiday for the Prophet’s Birthday therefore I had the day off and on your first day off, a girls lunch really must be done! Off M and I went to a place called Medinat to meet her friend P and her 3 month old baby!  It turns out that the baby was…

OMG – this isn’t just a Mall!

The Dubai Mall… WOW.  Huge doesn’t quite cover it. I went for a “little” explore after my work lunch.  We had lunch at a water side restaurant, which of course I can’t remember the name of now!  It was in Souk Bahar, which is a little offshoot of the Dubai Mall.  After we were sat down and…

The Man, The Legend!

Eric Clapton. Say no more really! Just before I arrived in Dubai, I had an email from my friend J who lives in Abu Dhabi.  She wanted to let me know that Eric Clapton was holding a concert at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi in case I was interested in going. In case?!  I jumped…

Taxis (if that is how the plural is spelt!)

No surprises that my spelling and/or grammar hasn’t improved, but you get what I mean! Before you get a car, there are a few different ways to get around… 1.  The bus – there appears to only be two routes round Dubai and neither come near my house. 2.  The metro – their version of…

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week, but I am exhausted!  I started work on Sunday and am so thankful that this week is a short week.  There is a public holiday on Thursday for the Prophet’s Birthday so at least I will have a three day weekend to get over the shock of…

Blonde in Dubai!

I made it!  A few bumps along the way but I am finally here…. and it was raining on arrival!!! It all started Monday in the wee hours.  I was checked in with Emirates as everyone had told me how great it is.  No one had told me about their baggage charging policy though! I…

Damn Computers!

My Twitter bio states that I am “a wannabe computer geek but lacking all necessary skills” and never has this been as well highlighted to me as in the last couple of days. I bought myself a new little laptop.  Its one of these new fangled note-pads or whatever.  It is a Packard Bell.  It…

Packing & Panicking

With less than a week to go until I leave for Dubai, I am drastically behind on my packing and starting to panic a little bit.  In fact, the only reason I am not having a full scale melt down is that Dubai has every shop you can name so if I forget anything, you…