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Forum: Middle East
Jan 28th 2019, 3:35 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,545
Posted By al dente

Re: How far will this get me in Abu Dhabi?

Your allowances are the most important part of your post.

I have 3 kids and our food bill is more like 6k a month.

Housing 165 a year would be a 3 bed apartment at Al zeina, off island, ...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 25th 2018, 5:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By al dente

Re: F1-Du Arena

The demographics caught them on the hop, I think. Loads of young people who hadn't been to the races and thousands arrived just after 8.

We were in, no problem, at 7.30 but then thousands arrived...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Nov 25th 2018, 5:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 582
Posted By al dente

Re: F1-Du Arena

The demographics caught them on the hop, I think. Loads of young people who hadn't been to the races and thousands arrived just after 8.

We were in, no problem, at 7.30 but then thousands arrived...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 30th 2018, 4:38 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,068
Posted By al dente

Re: How did she get out?

Two children born here and we no issues with visas. Our son had to fly at 9 days on emergency passport for medical treatment and it was still straight forward. Then got passport issued in London,...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 18th 2018, 7:47 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,156
Posted By al dente

Re: Your life as an expat v your previous life

Must be my sunny personality..... or because of your more cynical one?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 18th 2018, 5:31 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,156
Posted By al dente

Re: Your life as an expat v your previous life

The good:
Massively improved our financial prospects
Successfully changed career path and have benefited from a lack of local skills and competition n the market which has pushed me up the ladder...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 9th 2018, 8:04 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By al dente

Re: UAE non-oil sector reports first fall in job growth since August 2009

Ha ha. I am just too caught up in this age's curse, whatsapp groups.... Two of them have over 80 members, can you imagine the horror...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 9th 2018, 3:45 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By al dente

Re: UAE non-oil sector reports first fall in job growth since August 2009

The opposite, love a bit of knowledgeable chat, it's vaguely sexy.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 7th 2018, 4:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By al dente

Re: UAE non-oil sector reports first fall in job growth since August 2009

In real terms what does a growth measurement of 55 mean if 49.9 is a contraction? What is a healthy number?
Forum: The Sand Pit
Jun 27th 2018, 6:56 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By al dente

Re: Love Island

It's the non stop chatting abput the states of their relationships that would drive me to commit hari kari with a bloody mascara want.

Alcohol isn't limited but ciggies are. They have 20 a day and...
Forum: Middle East
May 30th 2018, 11:13 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By al dente

Re: Moving to Abu Dhabi

How old are your kids and which school?

I am amazed that Al Reef and Al Raha gardens are similar travel times, though Al Raha is about 7kms long. I live at Al Zeina, Raha Beach, which we love.
...
Forum: Middle East
May 30th 2018, 11:13 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,441
Posted By al dente

Re: Moving to Abu Dhabi

How old are your kids and which school?

I am amazed that Al Reef and Al Raha gardens are similar travel times, though Al Raha is about 7kms long. I live at Al Zeina, Raha Beach, which we love.
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
May 10th 2018, 6:23 am
Replies: 60
Views: 2,727
Posted By al dente

Re: Be truthful

Ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Ah yes, it is women who are the guardians of social morality. Men simply can't help themselves.

I know women and men who have been unfaithful. The longer the marriages the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 25th 2018, 6:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By al dente

Re: Buying a gym grade treadmill

Thanks guys. Some great info.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 24th 2018, 4:51 am
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By al dente

Buying a gym grade treadmill

Unlike you outdoor runners, we prefer to run inside, especially during the hotter months.

Me, I just pootle along about 8km an hour but my husband likes to pound away on it <insert joke here>.
...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 23rd 2018, 3:51 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,122
Posted By al dente

Re: Books reading at the moment?

I am working through Jon Ronson's (an anxioys,investigative journo with a gift for the deadpan) books.

Started with 'The Psychopath Test, which was funny and fascinating.

Then, 'Men who stare...
Forum: Middle East
Apr 23rd 2018, 3:45 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,434
Posted By al dente

Re: Divorce for Fathers

Just as an aside. In UK the starting point for custody is 50/50.

Of three recent friend's divorces:
One at 50/50 despite his documented abuse and his ex wife has a restraining order preventing...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 28th 2018, 12:54 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By al dente

Re: Abbu Dhabi Beach Hotels?

Or Park Hyatt, or the brand new Rotana Saadiyat.

They all share a beach with the St Regis.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 26th 2018, 9:04 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,428
Posted By al dente

Re: How ridiculous can it get -Earth Hour

Exactly! (hate short sleeve shirts at work more)
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 26th 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: The Sand Pit
Mar 21st 2018, 10:44 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,966
Posted By al dente

Re: Another dull day?

I ****ing hate soccer.

*that should liven things up
Forum: Middle East
Mar 21st 2018, 6:10 am
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By al dente

Re: Orange squash?

Deerfields mall has a carrefour, as does Yas mall. Eithad plaza has an abelas which even sells greggs sausage rolls, I believe.

If you want a small selection of waitrose products (and more pork)...
Forum: Middle East
Mar 19th 2018, 4:59 am
Replies: 46
Views: 4,692
Posted By al dente

Re: Abu Dhabi Prospective

And what was your response?
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