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Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2020, 9:40 am
Replies: 104
Views: 8,920
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Post-Lockdown

I was talking to a friend several months ago who works in UK banking, two things he said stuck with me - the first being that our children will be paying for the recovery, not just us.
Secondly,...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 13th 2020, 8:38 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,583
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Unmarried couple wanting to relocate to Dubai

Considering the current economic climate, its good to see at least some people being sensible - 100% the right decision.
Too many people go to Dubai on low packages thinking the streets are paved...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 29th 2020, 11:46 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Dubai Villa Prices

I left a 'dads' FB page, but judging by the posts I last saw, there are a lot of people who can't ever cover that.
Forum: Middle East
Jul 29th 2020, 9:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,634
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Dubai Villa Prices

We always took the view that buying a house in Dubai was too much of a risk - we nearly bought in 2008, that was a close shave and I count ourselves lucky we didn't. The laws can change very quickly...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 1st 2020, 11:46 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,694
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Corona Skills

I now own a Black and Decker workmate, Makita jigsaw, drill and sander, repaired garage door last week and made some drain covers.

I've just had Wickes deliver a load of wood, now I need to think...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 1st 2020, 7:54 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,694
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Corona Skills

On my 3rd Rokr kit - they are good fun.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 12th 2020, 11:05 am
Replies: 67
Views: 10,599
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Stay or Go

On a British dads group its carnage. And some seem to be living in denial, waiting for a golden opportunity to come along.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 7th 2020, 5:03 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 13,720
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Global Corona Death predictions

I've stopped looking at all media now.

Its mind blowing how people think mass protests are OK just as we appear to be making progress with a pandemic.

It pains me to quote him, but Matt...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 23rd 2020, 12:54 pm
Replies: 445
Views: 55,632
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Lockdown

Set up a YouTube channel, I'd pay to watch that.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 22nd 2020, 10:26 am
Replies: 445
Views: 55,632
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Lockdown

I really do not think people are understanding the economic shit storm headed our way.

The impact of that on peoples health is difficult to gauge, but it is going to affect everyone for years to...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 20th 2020, 11:42 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,925
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Your current situation

Relocaction has been 'challenging', The container left 16th March which was just in the nick of time.

Amazon has been a godsend here, they are dropping stuff off once a day, food shopping is...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 20th 2020, 10:49 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,925
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Your current situation

We've just moved back to UK, still a few ties in UAE to close down.

One of the big changes I see is all business looking at how they are getting through this situation, and more importantly those...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 10th 2020, 3:27 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,762
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Married couple moving to Dubai (Pregnant)

Looking at various forums, 600k AED is actually a decent package nowadays.
Eating out/alcohol can be cheap or expensive, depends on your tastes (most places do deals/happy hours/Entertainer)
Rents...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2020, 8:39 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,694
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Corona Skills

They have a pump action shotgun that fires elastic bands...its on my wish list.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 7th 2020, 9:35 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,694
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Corona Skills

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/2000x1575/img_6733_d8332953c65157008a894055f118d624a9d9d658.jpg
Just starting on my first Rokr kit.
Forum: Middle East
Apr 5th 2020, 7:48 am
Replies: 455
Views: 41,547
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid 19

A guy who works for me is late 50s, severe diabetes and got a positive test. He shrugged it off and asked when he could come back to work. It seems that its a lottery on how it affects different...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 31st 2020, 2:57 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 3,174
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Salary & Job changes

That is the scary thing....even before this happened you saw many people moving/living in Dubai on crap packages and on the bones of their arse.

These same people are now stuck in an expensive...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 31st 2020, 12:01 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 41,547
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid 19

Don't worry, the money saved after Brexit will cover this.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 24th 2020, 6:51 am
Replies: 455
Views: 41,547
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid 19

Spot on...I think a lot of people haven't grasped that the whole idea is to delay the spread just for health services to try to survive.
Let's say the UK has 65 million people, with no idea of who...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 23rd 2020, 6:59 am
Replies: 455
Views: 41,547
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid 19

I don't think people have grasped how much this is going to change our lives in the short and long term.

A lot of people will die, sadly there is no getting away from that.

Thew economy is...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 22nd 2020, 4:49 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 41,547
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid 19

Yet the amount of people I see on Facebook in UAE enjoying 'staycations' indicates not everyone gets the situation we are all in globally.

I was in the Facebook page that advertises these, left it...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 19th 2020, 7:37 am
Replies: 455
Views: 41,547
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid 19

That is the expectation we have been given. Strange times.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 15th 2020, 11:33 am
Replies: 455
Views: 41,547
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid 19

I expect pubs will be next - they are talking about doing that on the UK news. Just saw a photo from EuroCellar and they are selling out fast.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 10th 2020, 11:46 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,191
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Rents

Sign of the times.
Forum: Middle East
Mar 8th 2020, 5:41 pm
Replies: 455
Views: 41,547
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid 19

Ultimately the schools are a business and what is happening now is unprecedented. They are adapting as best they can to a fast changing situation, I don't think now is the time to be asking for some...
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