I have to say its been a busy month of June. For starters I got a job in Fund Administration in a start up company out here. I have to go to Guernsey for training tho, so I’m heading off on Sunday, overnightingin London & then heading to Guernsey on monday morning. I’m back in Dubai on August 3rd, so it works out as being gone for almost 5 weeks. 5 weeks out of the summer heat aint too bad! I just dont know if i’ve clothes warm enough for Guernsey!!
Paul & I went away for the weekend of June 14th – 16th, to the east coast of the UAE, a town called Fujairah. After a rather long drive to get there(more because we got stuck in traffic by the airport & then in Sharjah!). A rather fantastic time was had, drinking, eating, having a few beers by the pool. Unfortunately the beach had been pretty much wiped out & all water sports were cancelled due to the hurricane that hit the weekend before.
The weekend after consisted of getting on a plane in Dubai on friday morning, arriving in Dublin airport at lunch time, waiting for the flight to Karlsruhe Baden-Baden in Germany (with Stephen & Niamh), getting to the airport & eventually arriving in Goppingen at midnight. Get up the next day, get dolled up & head off to celebrate Michael & Tanjas wedding, which was a fantastic day out. Well worth the travelling to see so many of the Ronans together, as you can see by the family picture taken:)
The flight back to Dublin was a touch & go affair.. I”m never drinking before a flight again! I had dinner with Elaine, Emilia & Gill in the city centre & stayed with Elaine sunday night. Headed to the airport monday to catch my flight back to Dubai & I arrived here tuesday morning.
So now the washing of clothes has commenced to get them ready to catch the flight to Guernsey on sunday! Work here I come!
dsc00019.JPGdsc00029.JPGIts been an interesting couple weeks since we got back from Ireland. The first weekend here we decided to take it easy. Friday morning we went quad biking in the desert, it was so much fun! A bit too hot in the midday sun so the sweat was rolling off me, but will definately go back and do it again!
After having a quiet weekend when we arrived back, our visitors arrived on Friday. Mark Lambe & Mark Russell ventured into unknown territory when they arrived in Dubai.
Friday is the day for champagne brunches etc and they boys headed off to Double Decker for a few beverages. I met them up at 360 bar, its a bar thats out in the ocean with a birdseye view of te Burj al Arab! I went on to the Dubai Rose of Tralee ball in the Dusit Dubai on friday night. I was lucky that Claire (a girl that works with Paul) decided to come with me cause I knew no one there. But we got to see how the heats are held and stuff. And its the closest ive ever gotten to the Rose of Tralee.
The rest of the weekend was taken up with the FA cup, have a few beverages and stuff with the lads.. and then the Champions League Final.
Pauls off to Thailand golfing for the week so I’m thinking of doing a bit of skiiing during the week to catch up with the few lessons Paul had during the year!
Paul & I arrived home on wednesday & after working our way through the airport and car rentals we eventually made our way to Sallins to see Pauls parents. We got to watch the demise of Man Utd in the busom of his family! So aftre that heartache we went for a few scoops with Pauls dad down in the local pub!
Thursday was an early start again as I needed to be in Clonmel early. With the wedding friday I had several last minute things that needed to be done! I managed to pop into Maggie for a few minutes and saw kate for a few minutes thursday! One thing to note is that the weather was fantastic these 2 days! My choice of wardrobe was proving to be a good call!
Friday morning we woke up to clear blue skies which was brought with it a sigh of relief as we were heading to Baltimore, West Cork for my college mates wedding. Naturally she was a stunning bride:) We had a wonderful day and a fantastic night in baltimore. Paul & I always love going down there!
Paul & I changed paths on saturday and he returned to Sallins for the next few days to see his family and friends while Maurice & I came back to clonmel. We went to a friends house last night for a BBQ and some drinks. I took the first bite out of my burger when we felt some drops so we had to retreat inside to finish our feast:( I was asleep about 1 minute after my head hit the pillow!
Today was spent visiting my Grandmother in Dungarvan in the morning time and a trip to Mullinahone to see the “Irish Patient” in Mullinahone. I had the opportunity to catch up with the Burkes (alas stephen was not there) and Shiela. Tomorrow will be spent getting some washing done & a quick trip to Limerick before spending my last night having dinner with the folks. I have vowed to have a 3-in-1 from the chinese before I go back (a 155 as its also known as!)
There is a link on the righthand side of the page to my Dubai pictures website.
Had Widge & Annie out for a while. Had great fun while they were here. Between the waterparks, beach resorts, shopping, more shopping, beaches, skydiving, outdoor nightclubs etc it turned out to be a blast.
Tried to keep it quiet 2 weekends ago cause we’d had a busy 2 weeks with visitors etc but Paul & I ended up stopping in the Irish Village for a coffee… the next thing I know we’ve decided to leave his car there and I’m dropping him to work the next morning!
Paul went to Mauritius last weekend for a team building with work, so while he was away the “girls” went to a champagne friday brunch.. needless to say I drank too much champagne & suffered miserably for the rest of the weekend
We are heading home tomorrow morning for a bit of a holiday. Yvonne is getting married on Friday and then I get to chill out with the folks and the mates over the weekend. We’re coming back next tuesday!!!
Still no job yet, but had another interview this morning which was really positive so keep your fingers crossed that I’ll get a job because they are clamping down on this “visa run” stuff that happens out here!
Enjoy your May Bank Holiday Weekend!
We went to the Dubai World Cup on March 31st. It was Prophet Mohammad’s birthday (PBUH) so there was a brief question about whether there would be any alcohol served at it. Nad Al Sheba race course got some sort of pass to serve alcohol, but pubs in the area closed from 6pm Friday to 6pm Saturday.
Â My mate Widge is here at the moment, so we’re having some good craic here. She has a 2 yr old daughter so i have re-learned the knack of building sand castles.. i had forgotten that you had to tap the bucket before lifting it.. We went to Wild Wadi today & I finally got to go into the kiddies section… it was so much fun:) We’re heading off to a beach resort tomorrow &Â hopefully going to Ski Dubai sunday. They also want to fit in afternoon tea in the Burj & a parachute jump…!?!?!
Annie is arriving tonight so the fun will be mightly for the next 10 days anyway! Its a good job I’m not working yet, coz i just dont have time for a job!
Hope your all well.