Two visits and a new year

I’m not sure why but somehow, I missed writing a blog post last week, so today, I’m going to comment on the events of the last two weeks. And what an eventful fortnight it has been! My first picture is of the Queen Mary 2 luxury liner. She called into Port Rashid for just one […]...
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Footprints

Pinterest continues to inspire; I couldn’t resist sharing this cool saying that I found! Another week has flown past and I am looking towards the last weekend of the month. Two days to fit in some personal downtime, meet up with friends, help with the church kids club and get ready for a new w...
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Leave Your Mark

I, er, “borrowed” some pictures from Pinterest today, with the best of intentions. (They say copying is the best form of flattery.) The quotes are all self-explanatory. I happened to watch Bohemian Rhapsody today. It is such a good record of how one person had such an impact on modern p...
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Asian Cup

I hope the year has started well and continues the same way. The Asian Cup, the first major sporting event of 2019 has started. Have you been following it, if only because it is happening in our own back yard? One of the stadiums being used – the Al Maktoum Stadium – is so close [&hellip...
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Burj Dubai

Can you remember where you were and what you were doing on 4th January 2010? Geraldine (the other owner of this site) and I found ourselves at the base of Burj Dubai on opening night. We got there by travelling to the newly opened Dubai Mall Metro station. It turns out, thousands of other folk [&hel...
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Taking stock

It is the 28th of December and the last blog post for 2018. As is customary at this time of the year, people look back and take stock of the best and the worst. I thought I’d do the same and record the history of The Graffiti Wall. It’s certainly been an eventful year not […]...
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Sleeping in the sands

I visited the Christian cemetery in Jebel Ali last Friday. It was my Dad’s birthday and I wanted to change the plants on his grave. That done, I always walk over a couple of rows, to the grave photographed above to read about Nevil Allen, or the little that’s written about him. Consulti...
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The Imitation Game

Anyone seen Hatta’s latest attraction? I’m sure I didn’t see this groovy sign advertising Dubai’s picturesque oasis when I went to Muscat in April. It’s corny, but I can’t help liking it! A friend quickly referred to it as “Hattawood” which is ironic b...
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Leaving Your Mark

I was out in the desert trying to capture cool images of sand dunes when my fellow-photographer friend, walking ahead of me, left these footprints in the sand. I thought they were cool. Some of you who read this blog post might remember the “Footprints in the Sand” poster that’s be...
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