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Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 16th 2021, 3:26 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,505
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: 2021

Almost at the end of a very tedious process of buying a house during lockdown (there is a gap in the market here for competent property solicitors, and a bonus point if they know how to use email)....
Forum: Middle East
Mar 15th 2021, 9:49 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid Passport Yes or No?

Sky did an interesting article on this:
https://news.sky.com/story/covid-19-rejected-contracts-and-a-hollywood-movie-how-uk-struck-deal-to-guarantee-vaccine-supply-12204044

'German MEP Peter...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 15th 2021, 8:06 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,595
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Covid Passport Yes or No?

Slightly off tangent, but I was on a call last week and a (staunch) Irish colleague said 'the UK is the envy of the western world right now', then the EU vaccination program came up and there was a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 25th 2021, 9:22 am
Replies: 44
Views: 5,258
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: "The Sandpit" ?

I'm sure whoever it was, they were Scottish. Case closed.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 22nd 2021, 10:21 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,668
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Missing Princess

'...he is to marry his girlfriend Nadira Alieva, the former stripper-turned-actress for whom he swapped his wife and two children.'

'She looks after me very well when I get one of my depressions.'...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 5th 2021, 9:16 am
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Grown Ups ? Or Children ?

Fitting out a salon in Media City...honest.

I should have sent in bailiffs and claimed a decent barbers chair, would have been handy in the past 12 months.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 5th 2021, 7:57 am
Replies: 3
Views: 777
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Grown Ups ? Or Children ?

Easily done...a hairdresser who was quite well known in Dubai owed me several thousand dirhams, I was a bit over zealous on WhatsApp (due to the fact that he was regularly out drinking/brunching, but...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 21st 2021, 10:57 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Dubai slams rumours about COVID-19 situation in emirate

Nothing to worry about, carry on....


UAE approves Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for use (https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/government/uae-approves-russia-s-sputnik-v-vaccine-for-use-1.1151116)...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 21st 2021, 6:28 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,833
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Dubai slams rumours about COVID-19 situation in emirate

Case closed https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-55704468
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 14th 2021, 7:21 am
Replies: 211
Views: 18,104
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Global Corona Death predictions

I've given up on caring about this anymore, I believe little of what is reported on the news as it takes too much effort to figure it out and what is being twisted/manipulated to justify the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 4th 2021, 9:29 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,505
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: 2021

Look at the Kate Burley COVID party - the whistleblowers apparently sent the photos to The Sun who decided against publishing the story 🤔
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 3rd 2021, 3:21 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,505
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: 2021

After 11 months back in the UK, we are still not regretting the move back, but the politics surrounding the whole Corona virus and Brexit mess has just meant I've stopped reading the news as much as...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 26th 2020, 8:04 am
Replies: 37
Views: 5,198
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Stay in DXB or Move back to London

Last time I tried to get in, they were only allowing students in...no great loss though:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/8qbzzg/i-went-to-klute-the-worst-night-club-in-europe
Forum: Middle East
Nov 25th 2020, 5:23 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 5,198
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Stay in DXB or Move back to London

You make is sound like something out of Gladiator.
I went to state then private school, academically I don't think the investment in the private school was worth it (I got crap results). I did have...
Forum: Middle East
Nov 7th 2020, 5:37 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,013
Posted By NorthernLad

Re: Where to live Dubai - travel times

After 16 years away and now 10 months back, I've got a different view. We are still loving the UK, our daughter is experiencing seasons (wasp stings*, conkers, de-icing the car etc...) which she...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 23rd 2020, 9:40 am
Replies: 115
Views: 13,619
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: 3,961
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: 2,021
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: 2,021
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: 4,270
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: 4,270
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: 11,933
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: 211
Views: 18,104
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: 448
Views: 60,116
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: 448
Views: 60,116
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...
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