from an occasionally sunny England…

The sun is shining this morning, and after almost 2 weeks in the southern part of the UK I can tell you its quite unusual for their summer so far. Mostly we have had rain, and occasionally some very hectic winds, but after the Dubai heat and dust we really haven’t minded at all. Green is so pretty!

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lying cheat (rant)

Previously I told you about a mobile car battery dude that comes to you and replaces your battery on-site.

I had the misfortune to have both cars die on me late last year (heat and sand and batteries not a good combination I guess) and he replaced them both. The one in my Suzuki has a 1 year warranty (haha) and the one in the Pajero only had 6 months.

Being the loving wife I am I took Stu’s car to work today so that I could fill the tank for him before he needs it tomorrow (he has been away on business) and lo and behold it died (again) on me.

So I called said battery guy, who arrived an hour later and replaced the battery (for a Saudi made one this time) and then coolly demanded 570 dirhams.

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mobile car dude :-)

My car decided to give up the ghost this afternoon. Well actually it was the battery that gave up. I think the heat out here destroys them pretty quickly.

After waiting an hour for the roadside-assistance guy from the insurers (thank goodness I wasn’t still in Jozi) I consulted my dear friend google (thank goodness for mobile internet) and found, on expatwomen, the number for a battery dude.

And wouldn’t you know he and the insurance guy arrived within minutes of each other despite me telling the first not to bother after 80 mins had passed.


[Kuwaiti power]

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not my job

There is a vacant lot in Tecom that has obviously been used as a parking lot by tenants of the surrounding offices and apartment blocks.

I had to have a chuckle when I drove past the other day – the bulk of the lot has been cleared of tar except for two spots where cars have been parked, and abandoned.


Its going to be a lot more tricky moving these vehicles now don’t you agree – I wonder why they didn’t just tow them to the side of the street before they started?


weird and wonderful

Spinneys, our local supermarket, is carrying some very interesting veg these days.

Anyone know what you do with these two exotic items?


Animal Rescue

If you would like to contribute a few dollars towards my TNR work with stray cats I would be most grateful

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