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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 14th 2019, 12:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: First day back

Hmm, maybe a mini Thanos action figure...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 12th 2019, 9:22 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,120
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: First day back

And finally it's down to just you two... Get the lights then Scamp pet.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 28th 2019, 10:15 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,927
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Personal “Toys”

A local friend of mine worked in customs at DXB for a while. A surprising amount of their activity consisted in confiscating said articles from sheepish passengers though the customs officers...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2019, 6:26 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,289
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Brexshit

And the other irony is that the EU had shifted significantly to favour the more liberal Anglo-Saxon capitalism model post Maastricht including English completely replacing French as the lingua franca...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2019, 6:15 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,289
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Brexshit

So according to IKN's reasoning, then the DUP are not representing the democratic wishes of the people of NI that voted to remain.

I mean representative democracy is so old hat when it's so much...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 2nd 2019, 11:44 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,289
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Brexshit

Again, Shed, despite your claim to research and knowledge, you have offered no facts, no analysis, no specifics, just more empty "britannia rules the waves" nonsense.

Apropos one remark you made:...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 1st 2019, 7:38 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,289
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Brexshit

Clearly you are gifted with extraordinary insight as somebody who has conducted such diligent research and holds such impressive responsibility. So please can you be the first on here, despite...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 22nd 2019, 11:54 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 13,289
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Brexshit

Well the cumbersome, bureaucratic, unresponsive, undemocratic EU seems to have nimbly outmanouvred the UK (or rather Tory) government with consummate ease. Bodes well for the UK sinn fein...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 18th 2019, 12:43 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Amazon says no to Souq.com

I don't think you would get many points for amazing prescience on this but do you have any more interesting specific insights or information that you would care to share? Always more interesting to...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 18th 2019, 12:40 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,887
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: What have the Arabs ever done for us?

I don't disagree but, like a few other Eastern Med/Levantine delicacies, there is a range of cultures that might legitimately claim it as their own, taking in pretty much everywhere between
Greece...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 12th 2019, 11:55 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Qatar win 2019 AFC

Thanks but I have actually gone, from the UAE at least. I just look in here occasionally and happened to be back there last week for Qatar's hilarious triumph!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 12th 2019, 11:47 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,887
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: What have the Arabs ever done for us?

Humus, moutabel, shawarma, muhumara, fattoush, tabbouleh...

And in fairness, on the numbers thing, and in many other areas of science and art, they did take things quite a way forwards from what...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 12th 2019, 11:39 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Qatar win 2019 AFC

The apotheosis of which came when Tony Cascarino, who qualified under the one grandparent rule, revealed in his much-better-than-the-average-football autobiog that he had been adopted....

In...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 25th 2019, 9:16 am
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: tax on shipping personal effects back to UK

For a reported 18 days on the quay for what I guess was about half a container, the charge was GBP85. That includes the obligatory 5 free days (so 13 chargeable days) and was invoiced as "quay rent,...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 22nd 2019, 8:28 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: tax on shipping personal effects back to UK

I typed a longer reply and it got eaten so just the essentials this time, sorry. I have recently gone through this process. You need to complete a Transfer of residence (TOR) form along with a valued...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 2nd 2018, 8:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,455
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Post Summer Dubai

Can non-nationals even buy in Citywalk?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 26th 2018, 9:05 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,311
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Bali

So she said yes??? :whatchutalkingabout

Mabrook from cold and wet bank holiday London...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 1st 2018, 5:25 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Will the world cup make it to Qatar

Entirely agreed on Southgate and co who were a notable contrast to how the FA have conducted themselves, particularly the arrogant hypocrisy around the bidding for '18/'22, which has apparently left...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 31st 2018, 3:04 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Summer Pt.II

Big scrum for very few counters after disembarking, moving very slowly. Customs even worse than immigration with forms only in Cyrillic - that was 6+ years ago so may be better now but took about 2...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 31st 2018, 2:23 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Will the world cup make it to Qatar

You might be right this time though given how hated the FA are among their sister football governing bodies (a lovely bunch all around), that may be another lot of wishful thinking...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 31st 2018, 8:44 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Summer Pt.II

Yes, definitely worth a visit: Timur, silk road, the whole post-Soviet central Asian weirdness..

Samarkhand, though utterly unmissable, was a bit of a disappointment as the main historical...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 30th 2018, 6:39 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Will the world cup make it to Qatar

I generally subscribe to the cock-up rather than conspiracy perspective on history and I think the GCC handbags dispute falls very definitely into the former. The world cup is incidental, not a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 30th 2018, 5:49 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,410
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Summer Pt.II

Kenya with the in-laws? Eyes opened to what exactly?
Forum: Middle East
Jul 30th 2018, 5:46 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: Customs Question

Oh come on, you can't leave that hanging there without giving us the details...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 30th 2018, 5:44 am
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Miss Ann Thrope

Re: how to search for jobs

because of course they would all prefer to move to Saudi...? Especially somebody with the profile name Sara - to work?
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