Many of our readers will be moving into new villas as we write this. Hopefully you will have finally received your villa freshly painted and moderately clean! However, it is worth remembering that the majority of these villas will have been left vacant over the hot summer with no air-conditioning running. Landlords and agents will state that the a/c units have been cleaned before you moved in but this just means a quick dust down of the vents and the filters will have been run under a tap to get a summers worth of dust storms off and slotted back in (damp). However, when you actually run you a/c do not be surprised that the cool air coming out has an essence of smelly socks! This pungent damp smell may soon result in runny noses, sneezing and watery eyes. Read more
Tell us a little about yourself:
I am a 53 year old married man with two children – Mia, 25 Doctor in UK, Samuel, Head of Schools Curriculum for Cricket at the ICC Academy Dubai.
I love all sports, outdoor life and Sunshine. I am having a second lease of life here in Dubai feeling 23 not 53.
When did you move to Dubai and what brought you here:
I moved here 9 weeks ago and the reason for moving to Dubai apart from being closer to my son is to have a real blast in a new environment in a new field of work in a new country. I feel like I have a good 10 years ahead of me and wanted to go back to the beginning and start again – and I love it !! Read more
This is not a topic that anyone likes to talk about, write about or even read about. A will or testament is a legal declaration that someone puts together that indicates what will happen to their home, finances, children and other personal belongings upon their death. When my husband and I started having children, we decided it was time to draft up our will. It’s a challenging topic to discuss as we had to chose guardians for our children in the case of our death. Choosing someone to raise your kids in your absence is not always an easy decision. The allocation of your finances, properties or inheritance is also something that needs serious consideration. Read more
We’re planning a series of cool events to keep you active and entertained whilst supporting this fantastic cause and it all kicks off with the IGNITE SWIM:RUN at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa.
For all IGNITE Pink is Punk event details 2014 Read more
Introducing RIPE, a company passionate about fresh, healthy and local produce, a company intent on spreading the benefits of going organic. It’s all about getting back to basics by growing local, eating local and supporting local. RIPE aims to provide you with organic fruit and vegetables that are local, fresh, tasty and affordable. Read more