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Forum: The Sand Pit
May 7th 2016, 8:16 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,953
Posted By DustyBits

Re: This is how religions start

Been there......Bunny present for the wife but AD customs were very laid back about it. Still confiscated it though. They seemed to sympathise with the fact I'd come from Kuwait!

DB
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 20th 2016, 1:24 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,967
Posted By DustyBits

Re: seeking English lawyer

I know for sure that NBAD are selling debts to UK collection agencies.

DB
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 2nd 2015, 8:21 pm
Replies: 426
Views: 46,519
Posted By DustyBits

Re: How is business?

Now back in Jockland after my O&G project was cut short.

During a day of closing accounts in HSBC and Etishite in Abu Dhabi last month, the reps in both places commented on the "huge" rise in...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jul 21st 2015, 2:05 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,420
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Making an example of her?

They did. Firing squad.
Forum: Middle East
May 18th 2015, 10:44 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By DustyBits

Re: UK licence - new car hire 'rules'

As I remember from reading the UK licence renewal form a year or so ago, it is illegal and can invalidate your UK hire car insurance if you hire it with a UK licence but are a non-resident (expat). ...
Forum: Middle East
May 10th 2015, 3:07 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,558
Posted By DustyBits

Re: UK licence - new car hire 'rules'

Can't get the link to work......
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 26th 2015, 6:14 am
Replies: 6
Views: 785
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Robbie Williams

I'll second that. Cracking gig and nice moment when his Dad joined him on stage (cool voice too!)

We were on the VIP tables behind the platform. Couldn't believe that for 1000 dibs we were the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 2nd 2015, 10:03 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,657
Posted By DustyBits

Re: podcasts

"No such thing as a fish" is brilliant. It's from the group of QI researchers who discuss weird facts. Intellectual comedy at its best.

"Friday Night Comedy Show" from Radio 4 is also good for a...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 15th 2015, 3:12 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,248
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Al Khalidiyah or Reem Island?

That was Gate Towers, not Sun/Sky, and as someone else mentioned it was a pane cracking but held in the film. To read the National headline you'd think there were massive sheets of glass raining down...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 17th 2014, 9:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By DustyBits

Re: For those about to rock!

Loads of Philipino rock bands but also a few European bands or band members. A good place to start would be the Sheraton open mic night on first Saturday of the month. The guys running it also have a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 24th 2014, 5:09 am
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By DustyBits

F1 concerts.....Opinion?

Only managed last nights gig with The Who, and have to say it was one of the best I've been to. Sound was superb, band was tight, Roger can still reach the high notes and Pete still swings that arm!...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 30th 2014, 4:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By DustyBits

F1 Concerts

Announced today. Armin van Buuren, Pharrell Williams and........The Who.
Well, one out of 3 ain't bad.

DB
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 19th 2014, 12:34 am
Replies: 417
Views: 20,660
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Scottish Independence

In Toronto airport lounge (shit airport BTW) waiting for etihad flight. TV saying polls so far put it at 54% NO, 46% YES. Not sure how they're getting that, but just thought I'd share....

DB
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 13th 2014, 5:05 pm
Replies: 417
Views: 20,660
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Scottish Independence

Em.....I'm from Torridon village in the Highlands at the end of a 10 mile single track road. It's 100% white Brits. I hear what you say, but still reckon I'm right on how small communities will...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Aug 13th 2014, 3:08 pm
Replies: 417
Views: 20,660
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Scottish Independence

On immigration, the White Paper talks about "providing incentives to migrants who move to live and work in more remote geographical areas" of Scotland.
That should go down well in the glens.....
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 11th 2014, 9:41 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,817
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Must have smartphone apps in Qatar

Change the batteries.....
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 16th 2014, 6:04 am
Replies: 77
Views: 3,474
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Triathlete

Hats off to you and the rest of the support crew and volunteers. Bloody magnificent efforts right to the very end and aid stations always had what I was after.
After hammering it on the bike short...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Dec 6th 2013, 2:41 am
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By DustyBits

Re: To Doha or Not to Doha...

Likewise, we came to the Middle East for 2-3 years and are now in our 10th, with a plan to do 4-5 more!

DB
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 18th 2013, 3:28 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,172
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Qatar won't like this report

:ohmy:


Actually......Whilst I have absolutely no love for the Qataris, I agree with you.
On my current offshore construction project in UAE it's been heard said by older (Asian) workers that...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 4th 2013, 2:40 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,724
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Concert

Depeche put on a good show but you're right, they could have cranked it up a bit in the first hour to get the crowd going. We were half way back and the atmosphere was just flat. By 9.45 there was as...
Forum: Middle East
Oct 21st 2013, 8:49 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,172
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Egate

Came through the old E-gate yesterday morning at AUH off the KLM flight....30 secs maximum, no probs. Bags we're just popping on to the carousel as we arrived in the hall. Bliss.
Walked through to...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 23rd 2013, 7:58 am
Replies: 43
Views: 3,323
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Where to get good Financial Advice while based in the Middle East

On the subject of cold calls, I also got my first from Global Eye the other day. As I hadn't heard the reputation of them at the time I allowed the awfully nice British chap to ramble on for a while...
Forum: Middle East
Aug 23rd 2013, 6:50 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 670
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Sea Cargo from Kuwait to UK

We've always used GAC. Not the cheapest, but excellent service.
UK - Kuwait
Kuwait - UAE
Internal UAE moves.

DB
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 27th 2013, 8:50 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,589
Posted By DustyBits

Re: Dishwashers...

The language was a bit choice for a few minutes, but she was ok. Then the thought of 'doing dishes' kicked in and off she went again....
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