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Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 3rd 2018, 9:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By Daz968

Re: Apologies - but looking for updates on schools

Thanks all for the replies...confirmed my thoughts :-)

We shall see what happens with the job!

Cheers
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 23rd 2018, 9:53 am
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By Daz968

Apologies - but looking for updates on schools

We could be on the move again from the wonderful UK and Dubai is calling...

I have searched but unsuccessfully for recent comments on British schools in Dubai...preferably up towards DBX end. Are...
Forum: Singapore
Sep 20th 2017, 9:07 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,002
Posted By Daz968

Re: ...another schooling question

Thanks Sayang...wow, tough criteria. Still, it's good that SG doesn't lower it's standards .

We'll be at the end of the line anyway looking at the criteria...better start saving!
Forum: Singapore
Sep 11th 2017, 2:21 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,002
Posted By Daz968

...another schooling question

I understand the Tanglin, Dulwich, Dover Schools all provide the G(C)SE exams and English is the predominant language - but that comes at a cost (at least S$25k per child per year) and with 2 kids...
Sep 20th 2016, 8:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,503
Posted By Daz968

Re: English Schools

Thanks for the reply.

Yep - I am learning that schooling is going to be a major hurdle. it might be the deal breaker as I don't want to spend a long time without the kids waiting for a school...
Sep 14th 2016, 10:05 am
Replies: 4
Views: 2,503
Posted By Daz968

English Schools

So, we moved back to the UK last year from Oman. I may now be offered a role in Hong Kong (the wife is gonna kill me!).

I lived in Sai Kung back in the late 90's - so I am kind of familiar with...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 26th 2015, 3:07 am
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Daz968

Re: A2B garage

...anyone got any experience with either of these garages / comments?

...and is A2B still going?

Thanks
Forum: Middle East
Feb 25th 2015, 12:02 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,605
Posted By Daz968

Re: First job in Oman, advice please.

Evening and weekends, shorts and t-shirt all day long. If you go out for a meal or a beer, obviously longer trousers as appropriate.

Accommodation - varied. Some employers take on the burden...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 25th 2015, 11:44 am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,243
Posted By Daz968

Re: Single male moving to Oman

If you check out better homes web site (oman.bhomes.com) you will get a good idea on prices.

But as per previous post - mate, you are being screwed. Those terms are not acceptable. Al Jifnain is...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 25th 2015, 3:51 am
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Daz968

Re: A2B garage

Thanks Shiva.

I'll contact them.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 24th 2015, 12:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By Daz968

A2B garage

Is this place still running? Tried calling them - no answer.

Sent an e-mail and it bounced back.

If not - can anyone advise on a good (independent) LR3 mechanic / garage?

Thanks

(PS I am...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 16th 2015, 4:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,770
Posted By Daz968

Re: Dnata / Emirates Group grades

Thanks for the reply...

I will try and find the elusive 0.0000001% !!!
Forum: The Sand Pit
Feb 10th 2015, 7:40 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,770
Posted By Daz968

Dnata / Emirates Group grades

Hi All

Been a long time since I have been here - so Happy 2015...

General question to anyone who is in Dnata / Emirates...

What are the general grades / benefits per grade for jobs such as...
Forum: Middle East
Jul 15th 2014, 5:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,039
Posted By Daz968

Re: Best local Bank in Oman?

I use the NBO (Airport branch) - been with them for 6 years no real complaints. TBH I find the staff in their relatively useful and there isn't the typical Omani 'cant be arsed' attitude.
...
Forum: Middle East
Dec 24th 2011, 9:34 am
Replies: 3
Views: 5,280
Posted By Daz968

Re: Aaaaarrrggghh renting at the wave in muscat is so difficult!

try a chap called Glen Meek at Better Homes (http://www.bhomes.com/oman).
Forum: Middle East
Oct 18th 2011, 10:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Daz968

Re: Any Muscat members??

...apparently there is also a sale on at The Homecentre soon.

That should also help pass 30 minutes or so.
Forum: Middle East
Oct 18th 2011, 9:41 am
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Daz968

Re: Any Muscat members??

...fire away and ask.

Be aware, there really ain't much to do here. If you enjoy wining and dining, you will be out of ideas after 2 weeks.

The best thing about here is (during the Winter)...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 17th 2011, 8:29 am
Replies: 127
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daz968

Re: Do you consider yourself to be European?

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Couldn't agree more - it's refreshing to have a good hard debate and come out the other side having learnt something new or appreciated / understood another perspective.

It...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 16th 2011, 5:45 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daz968

Re: Do you consider yourself to be European?

It never did and still doesn't bother me. FYI, I am married to a Polish girl who came over to the UK to further her career. She has a MSc and worked for a year in a hotel doing work that locals...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 16th 2011, 9:28 am
Replies: 127
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daz968

Re: Do you consider yourself to be European?

But, as a UK expat (if we are talking about the Middle East or any other country that is not congruent culturally with the UK) it is not a permanent move. I am not an immigrant - I am a temporary...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 16th 2011, 5:32 am
Replies: 127
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daz968

Re: Do you consider yourself to be European?

1. On an arrogant note - all my arguments are credible (for me) otherwise I wouldn't argue them :p

2. Restraint comes from years of being taunted.

3. I wish that people would stop using these...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 15th 2011, 6:18 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daz968

Re: Do you consider yourself to be European?

1. Mmm, so just because I don't live in England, that means I am not allowed to stand up and be counted in this discussion? FYI, I still contribute to the tax systems 'back home' and have many...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 15th 2011, 12:59 pm
Replies: 127
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daz968

Re: Do you consider yourself to be European?

That's not what I said at all. You suggested that we read an article which suggested that EDL thuggery took place in Darlington. Read the article and responded with my view on the subject-matter. ...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 15th 2011, 11:28 am
Replies: 127
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daz968

Re: Do you consider yourself to be European?

OK, consider me taking the bite...



Excellent. Thank you for demonstrating exactly what I am talking about in respect of the press. Note the clear and unbiased journalism where the EDL is...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 15th 2011, 9:14 am
Replies: 127
Views: 10,906
Posted By Daz968

Re: Do you consider yourself to be European?

@ Norm_uk :thumbup: I will happily be entertained / enthralled or even disgusted by other cultures. But in my own land, I would like to reserve the right as to when I have to endure it or...
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