Christmas tree hunting in Dubai 2015

I’m a big fan of Christmas, and I don’t mean being sucked into holiday consumerism. I mean the bit where you enjoy spending (almost too much) time with family and friends. It’s about listening to Bing and Dean, eating a mince pie, warming up with a mulled wine, after all Dubai can get to a…

The not-so-Dubai weather

  It’s no secret that the British love to talk about the weather. When I first started working in Dubai, I would joyfully walk into work and announce “isn’t the weather lovely today”, only to be met with bemused faces. Turns out lovely weather in Dubai is not news. But when it rains! Well, that’s an…

Santa! I know him! – Christmas in Dubai.

It’s exactly one month ’til Christmas day. Which means we have a full 28 days to soak up as much overpriced, underwhelming Christmas cheer as we can find in Dubai. I’m already disappointed to hear that the Christmas Market aka Winter Festival (“Winter Festival”. Really?!), normally held at Dubai Media City, has relocated to DWTC this year….

Why I hate interviewing people in the Middle East

Since moving to the Middle East, I’ve given a lot of interviews. A lot. Compared to the UK workforce, the Middle East is very different. Here you’ll find more than a UK average number of people who have moved jobs frequently, moved countries often or others who’ve taken “career breaks” in their 20s to focus on personal projects and…

When bad things happen to stupid people.

To be honest I didn’t want to bore anyone with this process… but I’m an hour and a half further into operation Set Up A Blog, and I’m now googling “Wordpress.org vs wordpress.com”. I’m frustrated. This is where I’m at – I’m lazy, I want my own url, I want it to look nice. I’m…

I’m concerned.

Although it may not appear this way now. I’m actually writing this post, my first post, in Word. I’m currently facing a dilemma. It’s a concern, if you will. Where do I blog from? I’ve done what anyone in my position, with a history of failed blogging attempts (RIP blogs 2009, 2011, and the two…