Our First Year In Dubai …

Wow … so its been exactly 12 months today since Perry and I stepped on the plane and made our move to Dubai … its been an interesting year … I remember leaving Dubai airport with our bags … it was about 6.30-7am … and just stepping out into this sudden wave of heat and humidity … Perry and I just stared at each other with a look that said ‘What have we just done?’ … we bundled our stuff and ourselves into the car waiting for us … got to the hotel Perry’s company had arranged for us … immediately fell asleep for several hours … and thats how it all began …

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Caturday Update … This week’s update from my iPhone …

My Instagram has still been acting up lately … for some reason it wont always post my photos … oh well … here is this week’s Caturday update … Perry and I are off to Gitex Shopper 2012 this morning … should be interesting … will let you know how we get along later …

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Red Velvet Cupcakes … Recipe & Pictures …

I think I’ve been watching too many cooking programmes this last week … but if there is one thing thats come out of it is now there is a whole raft of things I want to make … after catching up with the Great British Bake Off this week I decided to make some cupcakes … Red Velvet is one of our favourite cakes so I thought I’d do a cupcake version … I’ve included the recipe I used and the substitutions I made along with the photos …

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Thursday’s Weekly Roundup … Cars, Emirates ID & BBQ’s …

Hello and welcome to another weekly roundup … we’ve been relatively busy bees this week … and the weekend looks set to be even busier too! … I’ve finally been told we will be starting on our site in Abu Dhabi sometime in the next 2 weeks … honestly I’m in no hurry but it’s nice to have an idea of when stuff is happening … I’ve also booked off a bunch of holiday days as it became apparent this last week that I actually had loads left for this year and not alot of time to use them …

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London Street Photos … & Random Misc Pictures …

While we were back home I spent some time around Central London and around my parents local area … Harrow … and as always I had my camera on hand with me … I do really enjoy street photography … and I don’t pretend that I’m great at it … I know I really still have loads to learn about the genre and Dubai isn’t really the best place to practice this technique too frequently or obviously … that and with the summer weather its been quite limiting … so having the opportunity to snap a few ‘Street’ photos was great fun …

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Tuesday Links For The Week …

Hey everyone so yesterday was my birthday …Thank you to everyone who sent me messages on Facebook, Email and Text … was much appreciated … I didn’t actually get up to much in the end … went out for lunch to celebrate with a colleague … and in the evening after dinner Perry popped out to pick up ice cream from the Baskin Robbins across the road … I’m not entirely sure how but we’ve been here nearly a year and this is the first time we’ve been to this Baskin Robbins which is literally just on the other side of the street from our building … remarkable really … well that all changed last night … 😛

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Birthday Weekend Celebrations …

So as my birthday fell on a Monday this year (today as it happens) … Considering it was midweek and its never certain what time Perry will be getting back from AD as its all traffic dependant … he decided to treat me to a weekend birthday celebration a couple days before … I didn’t have a clue what he had planned right up until the day itself …

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