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Old May 30th 2009, 2:01 pm
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Hi everyone,

What a manic past week! After tearful goodbyes that had me puffy faced for most of the journey, I arrived in Dubai in the early hours of this morning and got driven straight to my hotel apartments. Knocked me for six how hot it was though!! Haha! Rather typically, I left just as the UK's great summer weather was kicking off. Bahh!! Just been having a wander about today to get my bearings...ended up in a mall with a ski slope and discovered that Marmite costs 6 British Pounds a pot!!

Think I'll really like it here and I'm looking forward to settling in and starting my new job tomorrow.

My Skype seems to be OK on the hotel wireless internet connection but I'm struggling to find a way of watching the Britain's Got Talent final...anyone got any ideas please? Also...the apprentice!! I downloaded i-player before I left but it won't let me get anything cos I'm outside the UK...need my fix!

C xxxx
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Old May 30th 2009, 2:16 pm
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Welcome!

Using skype is no problem, you just cannot download it from the original website, that's all.

About the Britain's got talent thingy, get a UK VPN and you should be fine watching it

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Old May 30th 2009, 2:58 pm
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alternativeley stop watching crap and start living life a bit more
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Hi everyone,

What a manic past week! After tearful goodbyes that had me puffy faced for most of the journey, I arrived in Dubai in the early hours of this morning and got driven straight to my hotel apartments. Knocked me for six how hot it was though!! Haha! Rather typically, I left just as the UK's great summer weather was kicking off. Bahh!! Just been having a wander about today to get my bearings...ended up in a mall with a ski slope and discovered that Marmite costs 6 British Pounds a pot!!

Think I'll really like it here and I'm looking forward to settling in and starting my new job tomorrow.

My Skype seems to be OK on the hotel wireless internet connection but I'm struggling to find a way of watching the Britain's Got Talent final...anyone got any ideas please? Also...the apprentice!! I downloaded i-player before I left but it won't let me get anything cos I'm outside the UK...need my fix!

C xxxx
Hi Littlemisscaro,

Welcome to Dubai!

Yeah it's getting pretty hot here now.

I don't eat marmite (i've never tried it infact!) so not sure about that but things from home can be more expensive here.

Did you get your VPN sorted? Let me know and i'll find out from hubbie how he did ours.

I LOVE the apprentice but haven't watched much of BGT yet.

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Old May 30th 2009, 3:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Littlemisscaro View Post
Hi everyone,

What a manic past week! After tearful goodbyes that had me puffy faced for most of the journey, I arrived in Dubai in the early hours of this morning and got driven straight to my hotel apartments. Knocked me for six how hot it was though!! Haha! Rather typically, I left just as the UK's great summer weather was kicking off. Bahh!! Just been having a wander about today to get my bearings...ended up in a mall with a ski slope and discovered that Marmite costs 6 British Pounds a pot!!

Think I'll really like it here and I'm looking forward to settling in and starting my new job tomorrow.

My Skype seems to be OK on the hotel wireless internet connection but I'm struggling to find a way of watching the Britain's Got Talent final...anyone got any ideas please? Also...the apprentice!! I downloaded i-player before I left but it won't let me get anything cos I'm outside the UK...need my fix!

C xxxx
Good for you, girl. Welcome to the sunny side of the street. That means; no shade and boiling hot for the next three months or so. On your crappy programmes, why not download through a torrent service? Google search for utorrent or bitlord or similar... Good luck
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Hi everyone,

What a manic past week! After tearful goodbyes that had me puffy faced for most of the journey, I arrived in Dubai in the early hours of this morning and got driven straight to my hotel apartments. Knocked me for six how hot it was though!! Haha! Rather typically, I left just as the UK's great summer weather was kicking off. Bahh!! Just been having a wander about today to get my bearings...ended up in a mall with a ski slope and discovered that Marmite costs 6 British Pounds a pot!!

Think I'll really like it here and I'm looking forward to settling in and starting my new job tomorrow.

My Skype seems to be OK on the hotel wireless internet connection but I'm struggling to find a way of watching the Britain's Got Talent final...anyone got any ideas please? Also...the apprentice!! I downloaded i-player before I left but it won't let me get anything cos I'm outside the UK...need my fix!

C xxxx
And you promised to send your flight details....

Ah well, the kilt goes back in the wardrobe .......
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Hi everyone,

What a manic past week! After tearful goodbyes that had me puffy faced for most of the journey, I arrived in Dubai in the early hours of this morning and got driven straight to my hotel apartments. Knocked me for six how hot it was though!! Haha! Rather typically, I left just as the UK's great summer weather was kicking off. Bahh!! Just been having a wander about today to get my bearings...ended up in a mall with a ski slope and discovered that Marmite costs 6 British Pounds a pot!!

Think I'll really like it here and I'm looking forward to settling in and starting my new job tomorrow.

My Skype seems to be OK on the hotel wireless internet connection but I'm struggling to find a way of watching the Britain's Got Talent final...anyone got any ideas please? Also...the apprentice!! I downloaded i-player before I left but it won't let me get anything cos I'm outside the UK...need my fix!

C xxxx
welcome welcome,

Thats nothing i bought some frubes today and they cost me 7 pounds!!

Anyway enjoy, you'll meet lots of nice people here.
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Old May 31st 2009, 6:09 am
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Welcome...I only arrived a week last Friday, so know exactly how you feel. PM me if you fancy a coffee one day...always good to meet new people. I've already been to one coffee morning & am meeting up with a few others over the next while.
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Hey Guys and Gals,

I too have just arrived in Dubai - I've just got SKYPE, got my VISA sorted and done my driving licence.

If you need any help or just a coffee then message me and we can have little chat and drink.
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Old May 31st 2009, 5:26 pm
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And you promised to send your flight details....

Ah well, the kilt goes back in the wardrobe .......
Get the kilt out..you know the ladies love it!!!!
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Thanks everyone for the welcomes...Funnyfeline, I'm about to PM you now!

C xx
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Get the kilt out..you know the ladies love it!!!!
Thats exactly why I dont wear it every weekend...

I have to gird myself for the inevitable....
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