New Job & More Furnishings …

Hey everyone,

I started my new Job yesterday and so far its going ok … I’m not used to the early starts yet having been used to laying in as long as I want and doing things when I want to for the last 6 weeks its been a bit of a shock to the system having to go to work the last couple days … but I’m sure I’ll settle in quickly enough … Im just doing some odd jobs at the moment till I settle in and they figure out what project to put me on full time … so for now I’m just in the head office and in a couple weeks I’ll be shipped out to one of our construction sites around town …

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We’re famous! Well not really….

Well then the last two days have been interesting. As most of you will know Mina has really been pioneering the blog mainly due to a variety of factors (She’d say my laziness) mainly the fact that I’ve been working since we got out here, and the fact that I’m notoriously not a wordy writer (something that has annoyed both Mina and my school teachers in the past).

As it happens one of the posts Mina made a couple days ago was put on the front page of Wordpress “Freshly Pressed” section for all to see. This caused a lot of extra traffic to the blog…quite a bit of extra traffic… So what was just a blog for friends and family to keep in touch and make sure we’re ok, has now been opened up to a much wider audience.

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Dubai By Metro …

Took the Metro yesterday to go to the dentist … and as they have driverless trains here … it means you can stand right at the front with a perfect view of where you are going … its quite fun actually …

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All Moved In … Photos of the Flat and other Happenings!

Ok so its been a while since this blog has been updated … mostly due to a lackage of internet since we moved into our flat on Friday last week! … But the internet man came this morning and set it all up … so now we are once again connected with the world! …

View from our Balcony over the Marina

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Shiraz … New Job … Ikea & Our First Guest …

Ok so its been a while since we’ve updated the blog … mostly cause I was away and Perry has been working late the last couple nights … Anyway … here are the details of what has been going on with us … and some highlights from my trip to Shiraz …

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Weekend Shenanigans and a Quick Trip to Iran …

Hey so I’m off to Iran for a few days … Back in Dubai on Wednesday … I figured while I’m waiting to hear back from the companies I interviewed with (heard back from one but waiting on the other still) … I would make the most of this free time and hop over to Iran for a few days to visit my grandparents in Shiraz. Its only a 40min flight and so I figured since I can I will … So I’m here at Sharjah airport waiting for my flight and thought I’d update the blog with what we got up to this weekend …

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Its Official … Were Moving to the Marina …

Today was a bit of a crappy day for me … toothache combined with a really sore back and some rather rude sales assistants didnt help my mood … but I have an emergency dentist appointment tomorrow … painkillers for my back … and have decided not to go back to that particular store again …

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Jumeirah Beach and random drives …

Hey so I’ve been spending the last couple days exploring the city … mostly by car … if only cause it’s still just too hot to be walking around outside in the sun for too long … On Monday I went for a drive around the old parts of town and as hard as I tried I couldnt find anywhere to park the car and go for a wander with my camera so unfortunately I have no photos to share yet … but I’m planning on going back later when the weather is cooler and without the car! … so watch this space …

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A random day…

Well today has turned into a bit of a random day. It started as the usual day at work, getting the metro and being in the office for 8am. Then later in the day I was chatting to one of the guys in my team who mentioned that they had seen on Facebook that someone they knew needed to leave their apartment early in the lease, after a little a little chat and some phone calls it turns out there’s 4 months left on the lease and the landlord is happy to transfer that to a new tenant for the remaining 4 months. So we drove down after work to check the place out and it’s ideal for us, it has amazing views of the marina, it’s got a decent balcony, two bedrooms, two en-suites and an extra WC all within our original budget.

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One Week In … Our First Weekend …

Hey so we’ve been busy the past few days what with it being our first weekend here … we decided to make the most of it … especially as we now have a car!

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