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Brighton Taxi now up and running

June 11, 2011

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For the latest installment of the Taxi adventure, please visit http://www.brightontaxi.wordpress.com

A sad farewell

January 4, 2011

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but not from me, from Krazy Kevin. Now regular readers of this blog will know that although I bitch and moan about a lot of things, KK is always safe from my diatribe. The man is a national treasure and his departure tomorrow will be a sad one for both him and us. The last […]

Virgin recommends Mein Kampf?!

November 1, 2010

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Its been pretty much talking about before, Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ (My Struggle) which outlines in no uncertain terms his political ideology is a best seller in the Arab world. This is not the first time I’ve seen this highly controversial book on the shelves of mainstream bookshops in the Gulf, the first time I saw […]

Expats. Are we safe?

May 19, 2010

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This is a blog post about job security. During a recession, we’re more likely feel unsettled in our jobs. With unemployment rising, its always a fear that you might end up a statistic. If you’re an expat working in the Gulf, the implications of losing your job are worse than at home and yet we […]

You know he’s Bad: MP calls for ban on Jacko concert

May 12, 2010

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Not happy with forcing a change of venue from the Bahrain Exhibition Centre to The Diplomat Radisson (and I was told it was for safety reasons), Islamist MP Sheikh Mohammed Khalid Mohammed has called for tomorrow and Friday’s Michael Jackson Tribute concert to be cancelled completely.  “Everyone knows that he is a pimp, child abuser […]

The end is nigh!

April 23, 2010

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or maybe its just a dust storm blowing high above our heads. The sun seeps though it, giving the sky an orangy glow. Run your hand along something outside (and later inside if it carries on) and its covered in fine yellow dust. Look at the delivery guy on the bike, you can’t see the […]

The tale of Tilly’s and people with too much time on their hands

April 20, 2010

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Sometimes when I’m bored I’ll pick up a copy of the Gulf Daily News and flick straight through to the letters page as I know it always raises a smile. There aren’t many outlets for public frustration, I’ve yet to hear a phone-in show in the style US talk radio  for example. Can you imagine […]