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Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 4th 2013, 6:50 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Sleep Walking

My brother sleep walks regularly. He goes to bed in track suit bottoms, socks and a top just in case. When he shared a house in Dubai with a work mate, he forgot to tell him. His mate - a mercurial...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 4th 2013, 6:28 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 8,538
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Create a tag line to describe Dubai ..

these are all great.

Whenever I think Dubai, this:

Dubai: fur coat, nae knickers.

Or...

Dubai: no tax but they take 40% of your soul.
Forum: Middle East
Sep 26th 2013, 11:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Hire Car Companies in Abu Dhabi

I used prestige - they were fine and you can get a variety of cars from them. I used them for about 8 months. They provided Oman insurance whenever I needed it for a little extra which was the main...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 22nd 2013, 6:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,255
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Happy birthday Patsy!

Happy birthday week patsy. You look absolutely blimmin GORGEOUS. Roll on 60 I say...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2013, 9:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Emirates NBD help!

Usually your workplace will recommend a bank. I used ADCB and it was fine.

Please think very very carefully about taking out any kind of debt so soon. They usually don't let you anyway, but once...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2013, 9:31 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Relocating to Dubai

If you live on or near the palm there are quite a few schools within about fifteen minutes drive along a relatively safe commute: Kings, Star International (where mine went), Raffles (bit frowned on...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 16th 2013, 11:01 am
Replies: 52
Views: 4,155
Posted By lullabelle

Re: For those who have gone home

I haven't posted in a looooong time.

I'm another one who is happy being back in the UK. It took a while to feel settled. I experienced a kind of reverse culture shock and actually felt...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 10th 2013, 4:26 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 7,705
Posted By lullabelle

Re: So who is the most hated person in the UK now?

He once stormed out of our studio as we had a gardening item set up in the corner for a guest - fake grass, flowers etc.... and a teeny gnome. Totally unintentional. It never crossed our minds that...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 9th 2013, 2:01 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,363
Posted By lullabelle

Re: "My cousin brother loves me & wants to marry me"

Do you remember Alison Goldfrapp used to sport a tail in her videos and on stage? A big swishy horses tail. For some strange reason I always thought it looked really sexy on her. If I had to pick a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 9th 2013, 1:18 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,005
Posted By lullabelle

Re: So you thought the Saudis oppressed women...

All television docs are from the producer/directors perspective. They pick what to film, what to include in the edit, what works what doesn't. Thats the nature of tv and why great docs are made by...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 8th 2013, 6:07 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,005
Posted By lullabelle

Re: So you thought the Saudis oppressed women...

This community of Hutterites weren't quite so peaceful and lovely as is perceived. Watch the doc:

The men and women sat separately at dinner. The kids ate in another room. They were also...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 8th 2013, 5:01 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,005
Posted By lullabelle

So you thought the Saudis oppressed women...

.... Watch the BBC2 doc on the Hutterites that aired last night. The women have to ask the men for permission to do anything - even to replenish the food supplies from the cupboard. Poor things even...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 8th 2013, 4:51 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 2,338
Posted By lullabelle

Re: If this picture doesn't move you..

Ooh that made me a bit emotional.

I've recently adopted a rescue puppy - a gorgeous brindle pharaoh hound/greyhound cross. He's just turned nine months old. Watching him run is incredible (and...
Mar 8th 2013, 4:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Are there no genuine job seekers out there?

Bang on. There are some seriously top notch people in my industry out of work at the moment. Really brilliant directors/producers etc. The best programme editor I've ever worked with is twiddling his...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 8th 2012, 7:31 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,256
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Christmas Day Brunch Booked

I couldn't think of a better place or person to gatecrash! Thanks lovely. Hopefully though I get to spend the day with my parents. And there will be the usual family tensions, but after two years I...
Dec 8th 2012, 7:24 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 11,912
Posted By lullabelle

Re: ADEC - Advice Please

Well I'm only going in the difference between living in the uk now and leaving Dubai in Feb. My shopping is much cheaper. My Dewa bill was ridiculous and when they charged me for air con when I...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 7th 2012, 10:30 pm
Replies: 250
Views: 29,459
Posted By lullabelle

Re: The Saville Case - who's next

Bloody Nora, that's he 2nd person from the "is this your life?"* series for ch4 nobbled: Savile now max. We did get a dancer on camera who said she had been shagged on Clifford's desk after he told...
Dec 7th 2012, 7:04 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 11,912
Posted By lullabelle

Re: ADEC - Advice Please

It's not more expensive in the UK. Certainly where I am it isn't. South east, commute to London etc. Mortgage is way cheaper, food is cheaper, a night out is vastly cheaper, free schools and...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 7th 2012, 5:26 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,991
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Push, Push...

I had two emergency caesarians, most def NOT through choice. The first time was after a three day labour and I lost so much blood I was in shock. It took me ages to recover. I felt like id been hit...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 7th 2012, 5:17 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 3,256
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Christmas Day Brunch Booked

Thanks to Patsy we went to Al Qasr last year and it was brilliant. Really great atmosphere and Santa came on an abra!

I almost ended up back this year - I'm supposed to be in Dubai tomorrow...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 7th 2012, 5:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Getting Hitched

Got married to move to Abu Dhabi, although he HAD asked after being wound up about it mercilessly by my friends one very drunken night. He did the whole down on one knee bit and I was laughing so...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 7th 2012, 4:54 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 8,571
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Alcohol License

My old company took 8months to give me the letter for my alcohol license. They wouldn't before my 3 month probation was up, then they fannied around and I finally got whatever permission letter it...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 7th 2012, 4:41 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,153
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Bank problems

It is tax free living but the set up costs for a family arriving from abroad can be mental. If you then lose your job after 6 months you can be totally buggered. I had a work colleague run - he had...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 9th 2012, 1:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 8,572
Posted By lullabelle

Re: Potential move back to the UK

We used Acorn and it was 17,000 dhs for a very full 20ft container Dubai to SE england. Service Dubai end was brilliant. Bit shit at UK end but everything got here on time and nothing broken. All...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 4th 2012, 9:19 am
Replies: 250
Views: 29,459
Posted By lullabelle

Re: The Saville Case - who's next

Sorry maybe that wasn't clear. It's not the papers who care about brand Britain but the politicians and big businessmen, especially after this Olympic summer where a huge amount of time effort and...
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