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Dubai, Expat

I am not strange, I am just not normal

Dubai is fast becoming one of the global hotspots for Art in the Middle East. In March it hosted Art Dubai, Dubai Canvas and World Art Dubai, all showcasing artists from around the globe, but specifically the Middle East, Africa & Asia. We've yet to check out the Louvre in Abu Dhabi, but we have… Continue reading I am not strange, I am just not normal

Dubai

“Woah, it’s getting hot in here, must be something in the atmosphere”

I don’t know how to talk to people. I mean, I can talk to people, it’s not that hard. It comes out all awkward and self-deprecating and I can see the look in their eyes that shows them drifting off… I probably talk about the dogs way too much, but I don’t talk to anyone… Continue reading “Woah, it’s getting hot in here, must be something in the atmosphere”

Flash Fiction Challenge, Stories, Writing

The Politician’s Umbrella

In a quest to write more, and to improve, this week I took part in Chuck Wendig's Flash Fiction challenge, using this marvellous twitter account to form the basis of the story. I chose: A politician watches a tv show about an umbrella that can destroy time and becomes obsessed with finding it. Here follows the story:… Continue reading The Politician’s Umbrella

blogging, Dubai, Sustainability

Sustainable living in a non-sustainable world

So, now I have a lot of time on my hands, its time to start trying to live with the planet in mind, in a country where the Government are starting to come around to the idea, but the denizens are not. So it’s come to my attention that Dubai might not be the most… Continue reading Sustainable living in a non-sustainable world

Music

The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness

I've made a lovely little (long) Spotify playlist of all the artists/tracks listed. https://open.spotify.com/user/yrnewfriendsam/playlist/6Br6x5bfvrWBg1i9Wjo2rn WARNING: This is a text heavy post - no pictures to speak of. Don't want to get in trubs with the copyright police.  The system only dreams in total darkness. Sounds like a line from Philip K Dick’s ‘Do Androids Dream… Continue reading The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness