The weather

Emirate sunset

Emirate sear in the extreme heat of the day, Europe turns pale when skies are grey. So much of life spent on this we speak, A year, a month, much more than a week. In the cold, the mind years for the sun, In the heat, the scorch removes the fun. Chilled fingers strike the […]

Breakfast in Dubai

Ful medames

In a land far away my mother spoke to me, A vast golden land, oasis by the sea. My first day of a month with a western buffet, Proudly sat a clay po, Foule Medamas on a tray. My eyes lit up as I raised the tall lid, The aroma of cummin, the olive pil […]



A good bloke Mike, who can always do, Not an average man, his word is true. His heart is warm, his welcome bold, Giving in nature, a warm soul unsold. From a distant land, a saviour for me, Hearing my cries, with my eyes he could see. Welcoming in word, worthy of trust, Honouring friendship, […]

2011 – Retrospective


Luke my younger son was born with a skin blistering disorder, he has a genetic mutation (natural evolution) of keratin protein that binds the Epidermal layers of skin to the dermis beneath. This causes blisters and as a father I struggled to find an interest that Luke could commit to, learn the value of experience, […]