When the going gets hot, the hot go to #Dubai Sports World

The Summer heat in Dubai was making my weekly tennis matches a game more of perseverance, attrition, and stupidity than fun or skill. Rather than migrate to the air-conditioned squash court, a friend found a good tennis deal going at Dubai Sports World.  To be clear, it is on planet Earth between June 21 and August […]

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Boys Aussie trip – 25 March 2012

In hindsight, the 16 hour flights always go quickly. This time, our entire trip lasting less than a week went just as quickly. The following are some of the memorable moments, in our home country of Australia. The boys as always were very good flyers, although they avoided proper sleep as far as possible. This […]

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40th UAE National Day

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates formation. Although it’s been a short history, it’s been an amazing story of progress and prosperity. The local Emiratis celebrate the event through revving the turbos in their hotted up cars to deafening levels, and by covering them with masses of crazy string, and snow […]

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Ferrari World – 26 November 2011

We’ve had a visitor from Australia stay with us, who happens to be an extremely huge Ferrari and formula 1 racing fan. So today we went with him to Ferrari World, and possibly made his year or decade. In fact Lewis at three years is at the age where he’s really interested in cars. It […]

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Old London Town

London, what a magical city. It’s almost indescribable, but there is a buzz to this place which I’ve not really experienced elsewhere. Monday evening I woke up at 3:30am to Skype my family back in Dubai. Quite unexpectedly, when I came down to the ground floor wifi at this ungodly hour, there were a dozen […]

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Quick UK trip September 2011

I’ve had the opportunity to attend a two day conference in London. But I figured making the most of my trip, and using the Friday & Saturday of my Dubai weekend to also see Cardiff, Wales. My flight to Birmingham was extremely busy – just like all our flights to the UK. I saw the […]

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The Workshops Railways Museum

We were in Brisbane for our final day in Australia. So we made the most of the day with a trip to The Workshops Railways Museum with the boys’ grandparents. The weather was terrible, so we took two devices to keep the rain away. They’re called umbrellas. The railway museum has become an annual visit […]

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Tassie winter roadtrip

The weather wasn’t great for the start of our family campervan trip down the East coast, to the South of Tasmania. We’ve been to Tas plenty of times, yet the kids have never seen these areas. Our first stop for the kids to stretch their legs was Avoca – home to perhaps the worlds smallest […]

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Cricket @ 7he Sevens

  On the weekend we went out to 7he Sevens stadium to attend the annual charity cricket match between the famous Lord’s Taverners and our semi-professional Fly Emirates team.  It was billed as a large fund-raiser, with even buses organised from work to pick up people.  Sadly though, there was nobody really there except the […]

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Dubai public transport “adventure”

Wednesday night the boys and I decided to catch a metro after dinner to The Dubai Mall and watch the water fountain show. At 6:30pm, the decision was possibly a bit late, but the boys hadn’t been out of the apartment, and Mum wasn’t around so the boys felt like partying. In hindsight, it was […]

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