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Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 2:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Catch-Up - Riyadh - Thursday 28th May - 1500h onwards

very sorry folks, but have only just remembered that i have committed to a prior engagement this w/end.

am afraid someone else will have to take the torch on this one. :o
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 10:40 am
Replies: 15
Views: 902
Posted By still.unsure

Catch-Up - Riyadh - Thursday 28th May - 1500h onwards

folks,

how about a catch-up for members of the bored who are in riyadh this thursday (28/5)? was thinking of a (very) casual bbq around one of the pools on Eid kicking off around 3pm or so.
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 9:45 am
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Soon be 7

:D

stick with the USD (for now) the GBP is only getting better by virtue of the USD being weaker. so it's no real confidence (more or less) in the GBP, it's just lack of confidence in the USD. ...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 9:19 am
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Saudi Visa

sorry, no, haven't been over there yet. a coleague has been there recently for a weekend break and said it is much more civilized/relaxed than riyadh and, of course, there's the beer & bacon zone...
Forum: Middle East
May 24th 2009, 8:20 am
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Saudi Visa

see here... http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=610922
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 8:19 am
Replies: 70
Views: 2,585
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Mr. Angry

it's british immigration we're talking about here, right? don't f..k with the passport, only gives 'em reason to give you grief.
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 8:17 am
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Saudi Visa

no hassles at all! (well, once you get used to ME paperwork, that is.)

process is (roughly)
- land in country
- do a second medical
- send paperwork off for iqama
- wait (about 2 - 3 weeks)
-...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 7:41 am
Replies: 70
Views: 2,585
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Mr. Angry

hell no! if they'll reject you with the 'water damage', it'll be even worse (more suspicious) if it looks like you've tried to 'fix it'. (further 'tampering')

appeal and get a new one, sorry, it...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 7:40 am
Replies: 102
Views: 3,448
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Did/do you smoke?

neat little way of thinking about it! :thumbup:
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 7:39 am
Replies: 102
Views: 3,448
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Did/do you smoke?

go for a walk (yes, yes, i know, the heat, but...) or do some activity that you wouldn't normally do to take your mind off of it.

you'll be fine!
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 7:07 am
Replies: 102
Views: 3,448
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Did/do you smoke?

(not sure if this is the right time to recount my stories of 'back on the smokes again!' ;) )

i first really started smoking when i was attending autopsy's to get the smell off my hangs and out of...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 7:02 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,947
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Three cheers for the kiwi & aussie doing a bank runner

seconded.

when looking at retail banking, they're not (directly) responsible for the current financial mess (yes, with CDO's and writing bad mortgages to NINJA's they do hold a certain link in the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 7:01 am
Replies: 70
Views: 2,585
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Mr. Angry

sorry to hear of your misfortune, bloody red tape.

you may want to check your travel insurance policy as they may cover some of the cost of the airfares and cancellation?
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 6:51 am
Replies: 102
Views: 3,448
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Did/do you smoke?

stick with it Mrs H...

have only recent succumbed to the smoking bug (again) recently. hadn't smoke for a couple of years, now am back to bad habits.

shall have to find a copy of that book...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 6:07 am
Replies: 15
Views: 951
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Soon be 7

more like lack of faith in the US
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 6:07 am
Replies: 2,245
Views: 309,987
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Newbies....Introduce yourselves to the ME crowd

13 years in an NHS radiology department? oooh, that explains so much! (a little much exposure? :p )
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 24th 2009, 6:05 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,947
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Three cheers for the kiwi & aussie doing a bank runner

absolutely! just make sure to take the kids and a friend with the video camera and ...

(oh, sorry, too soon? :p )
Forum: Middle East
May 24th 2009, 6:02 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Best & Quickest Saudi Visa for family?

(after this mornings commute...) go on, i dare you to think of worse places than this! :p
Forum: Middle East
May 24th 2009, 6:01 am
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Newbie in Riyadh

oi! how the hell did i land this job?



no, not going to the comedy bash, am seeing if i can get to the US embassy this w/end though.

shall see what i can arrange on compound for a bit of a...
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2009, 11:45 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Best & Quickest Saudi Visa for family?

shouldn't that be your tag line on your profile, Nic1? ;)
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2009, 10:50 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,008
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Best & Quickest Saudi Visa for family?

hell, i even managed to spell it wrong... (aka Dan Quayle... :( )
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 23rd 2009, 10:22 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,947
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Three cheers for the kiwi & aussie doing a bank runner

:)

no, not mine, not particularly fussed who's it is to be honest. just stupid people who see an immediate greedy opportunity ("ooh, $10m! i'll have that!") without any ability to stop and think...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 23rd 2009, 8:39 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,947
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Three cheers for the kiwi & aussie doing a bank runner

have you tried a credit union?

yes, they all charge fees, yes there's a massive banking conspiracy all out to screw everyone left right and centre, sure. but if you're willing to look a little...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 23rd 2009, 8:20 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,947
Posted By still.unsure

Re: Three cheers for the kiwi & aussie doing a bank runner

there's a judicious degree of common sense that can be applied here ("fraudulently obtaining advantage by deception" is the first that pops to mind, probably not quite right)

these people clearly...
Forum: Middle East
May 23rd 2009, 8:12 am
Replies: 43
Views: 34,813
Posted By still.unsure

Re: morning after pill

anaecdotal evidence says that the microgynon mix (4x pills twice, 12 hours apart) works. do you're google trick and there's plenty of information to back it up, however the stats usually point to...
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