Brunchin’ Ch1: Pergolas at the Al Murooj

A land of contradictions, Dubai messes with the mind.  The other day, for example, it pissed down raining.  I loved it, practically dancing through...

48 Hours (Part Two)

Continued from here FRIDAY. 8am: Early start. I decided to have a swim.  Rejoiced for the Union and had breakfast in bed.  Fell asleep...

48 Hours (Part One)

THURSDAY. 8am: Commuters. Depart Cheltenham on the First Great Western service heading for Paddington.  It will obviously get in late, and it did.  The...

Doing it right

Written on 23 July 2014 And almost a month into Ramadan — i.e. as it was coming to an end — I enjoyed my...

My first Ramadan.

- Written on 5 July - A sign at Dubai Mall reads: “In respect of the holy month of Ramadan, the consumption of food...
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Home away from Home

Written on 29 June 2014. “Boy, am I glad she talked me out of ordering the Haggis” I was thinking as I got into...

Dad.

As some of you may know, my Dad sadly passed away a short while back, hence why I have gone a little quiet on...

Discerning Drinking Ch36: Edinburgh Iced Tea

The bar at Carmines has served me well over the last few years, but what with an impending move to a relatively dry country,...

Discerning Drinking Ch35: The Bourbon Bar

It’s the end of an era – in June, TFT will be moving base to Dubai.  Soon, the days of trawling London for food...
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Popping East.

Last Saturday was a glorious day to be exploring East London.  Despite living here, and loving it (it’s as awesome as everyone says), I...