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Forum: The Sand Pit
May 27th 2014, 11:36 am
Replies: 9
Views: 965
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Schools. WTF?

I am surprised this is enabled under EU laws, it surely passes for discrimination of some sort, I neither agree nor disagree, but the UK really needs to start sorting out what it's policies are.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 27th 2014, 11:29 am
Replies: 145
Views: 6,607
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Malay Muslim groups to wage 'jihad' against Cadbury.

In fairness they have a point, any Cadbury stuff not made in the UK tastes like crap as many will attest. Never found any pork scratchings in any of it though.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 26th 2014, 9:56 am
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By lanarkwitch

Dusting Off My Abu Dhabi Barstool

Marking my spot pending my return mid June to AD after a rather fraught time in Cairo, can't believe I lasted 14 months, I think it might be a while before I stop hiding under the table when...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 12th 2013, 5:39 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,415
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Packed lunch

I've made one every day for Mr Lanark for almost 9 years now, it depends what plan he's on, if he's low carbing then it's chicken/meat salad, if not then I try to make healthier options with...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 28th 2013, 2:45 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 5,428
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Sun 3rd Nov dry?

Its not just the UAE we've just been told the company is moving the holiday to Saturday the 9th for some very odd reason, I am very glad we didn't book our trip based on this now
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 28th 2013, 7:24 am
Replies: 73
Views: 5,428
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Sun 3rd Nov dry?

Maybe someone can ring a hotel and ask? I have changed my flight to arrive on the 1st now
Forum: The Sand Pit
Oct 26th 2013, 1:45 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 5,428
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Sun 3rd Nov dry?

In Egypt it's in for the 4th, I am arriving in Dubai on the 2nd until the 4th to met family who're having a 1 day stop over on the 3rd, they will be totally bummed if it's dry on the 3rd
Forum: Middle East
Oct 21st 2013, 2:48 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,701
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Areas to live Abu Dhabi

Might be a bit late here, but as far as both the areas are concerned your issue is that both KCA and MBZ are largely made up of either single villas or small compounds, so both areas lack the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 25th 2013, 5:17 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: It's Goodbye From Lanarkwitch

I was wondering if you'd heard anything, fingers crossed for you too xx
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 24th 2013, 11:35 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: It's Goodbye From Lanarkwitch

I lived in AD for 4 years I know all about Egyptian charm, fortunately my good Glaswegian accent always comes in handy at those times
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 24th 2013, 11:22 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By lanarkwitch

Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 24th 2013, 10:50 am
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Last 2 weeks

Good luck Rowell, glad to hear the shut down process is going well, I have it all to do in about 3 weeks time myself, great news you've managed to achieve what you came for and now get to spend tome...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 24th 2013, 10:46 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: It's Goodbye From Lanarkwitch

Driver and house are part of the package, the company has villa compounds that we can look at or get our own place, Cairo traffic means we'll be limited in just exactly where is practical to live,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 24th 2013, 10:36 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: It's Goodbye From Lanarkwitch

Yes we'll be well out of town on a villa compound it seems the best bet
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 24th 2013, 10:34 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By lanarkwitch

Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 24th 2013, 10:09 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,401
Posted By lanarkwitch

It's Goodbye From Lanarkwitch

Hi everyone, after 4.5 years in the UAE we're moving to pastures new next month, jut wanted to stop by and say thanks for all the laughs, advice and well out and out weirdness at times!!

Good luck...
Forum: Middle East
Feb 14th 2013, 5:20 am
Forum: Middle East
Feb 14th 2013, 5:16 am
Replies: 59
Views: 5,749
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: where is good to go out in dubai

I've been to girders a few times and to be honest I'm not sure about it, the place is absolutely filthy and I'm totally over my feet sticking to the floor when I go into a bar, it seems to start off...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 29th 2013, 5:34 am
Replies: 188
Views: 17,540
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: AED1,500,000 reward for finding Timmy

I think the picture was meant to represent the tone of the article, in that the family have found their trip to Dubai to have been a positive move and so she looks happy/relieved whatever you want to...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 23rd 2013, 1:11 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 8,367
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Scottish social group in Doha

Happens to me all the time :ohmy:
Forum: Middle East
Jan 23rd 2013, 12:21 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 8,367
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Scottish social group in Doha

Christ as the better have of a Scottish/Irish couple I've never had any of this sort of talk!!

I find it much easier to hang about with Scottish folk, it means I can turn of the subtitles when I'm...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 14th 2013, 11:10 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,964
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Relocating with my little girl for my husband's job - what's it like/where to liv

Can only go by the 200 odd I know and as I said the vast majority of people (mainly families with kids) are now living in Reef and Khalifa due to prices and community feeling.

That shift started...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 14th 2013, 8:37 am
Replies: 66
Views: 4,964
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Relocating with my little girl for my husband's job - what's it like/where to liv

Abu Dhabi is probably a lot smaller than people envision before they get here, remember the island is only around 30km long, so being out of town doesn't= middle of nowhere.

Al Reef has got a lot...
Forum: Middle East
Jan 4th 2013, 11:18 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Dubai Isn't Really Cheaper Than AD

I agree with you on all points, we don't have chiller charges here just Dewa, but obviously the housing fee is a nasty standing charge.

Will definitely have to look into the happy hour situation,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jan 4th 2013, 6:32 am
Replies: 54
Views: 4,035
Posted By lanarkwitch

Re: Dubai 2013

As I said, and will have to say again evidently, people at home have had enough of the negativity, and constantly bashing on about it doesn't do anyone any good, in fact it can even threaten any...
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