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While we’re in the subject of fangirling and bands playing in Dubai, here are a few more photos I took from that very hot evening spent singing along with and watching Boyzone in Dubai. Dear me, this was 3 years ago!
ronan
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Camp life

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Summer is well and truly here. Daylight comes far too early in the mornings and leaves much later in the evening; not complaining about this as it means quicker drying time for the laundry. The humidity is the worst though. Sooner or later, it would be unbearable to be outdoors even under the shade.

It’s an annual ritual for residents of the UAE, and the Middle East, to moan and complain and bitch about the summer. It’s fun, and quite exasperating at the same time esp for those who have been living here when Clinton was the president of the USA. And by Clinton, I meant the male version ;). No matter how many summers you have endured in the UAE, each time it comes it’s different.

So I am going to reminisce about clear blue skies, crisp cool air and count the days until they come again.
Jebel Hafeet
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Georgia {on my mind}: Part 2

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Take me back to this amazing place…

A very quiet spot in the woods. We just had to stop our tour bus and get off and smell the crisp clean air and take photos while dodging cars!
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Farmer’s Market

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Earlier this year, we visited the Farmer’s Market at the Terrace in Emirates Towers on its very last day. They were handing out leaflets stating that it was the last time the Terrace was hosting the event. In a few weeks, this market will open again in a new location, still unknown. Shame that I discovered it quite late but happy that it will come back.

It’s worth getting up early on a weekend for. You have a great selection of cheap, local-grown organic vegetables alongside artisan breads, pastries, coffee and a free cooking (and tasting!) class from local chefs.

Check out the link above to get notified when the new venue and the market opening is announced.

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Throwback Thursday

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Juvy and Patrick, April 2011
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Juvy and Patrick, May 2015
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Wordless Wednesday

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The Bench @ The Pavilion

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Living in the UAE for the past 20 years, some people we know assume that we know everything about this place. It has been steadily, sometimes exponentially, growing since we arrived here. It is darn hard to keep up with everything! There’s a new restaurant popping up every week and even more shopping malls at every corner. I exaggerate of course, but there is some truth in that.

And don’t even start with brunches! The entire country goes on brunches at the weekend!  Some only go to boozy brunches and hardly eat so that’s a waste of food.  I remember about 15 years ago when the biggest thing about brunch in Dubai was the 12-hour affair at the JW Marriott in Deira. Now that was a marathon brunch if there ever was one. We rarely do brunch now, and if we do, we try to find something which does not make it look like a waste. And that is what we did a couple of weekends ago.
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Wordless Wednesday

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dandelions

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Throwback Thursday 8.2015

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Street food in high altitude – Joseph snacking on some “kwek-kwek” before going up the steps of the grotto in Baguio City. December 2013.
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Wordless Wednesday 8.2015

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park day

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