The Recipe


Greetings lads It’s only a few short days away from MB’s departure back to the homeland, to kith and kin. MB will take break from the blogging for few weeks ’till he gets back from the Emerald Isle. But as will be burning out the camera with pics, will post up some good ones for all Crosser followers to drool over. Yes lads, drooling will…

The Future


Greetings lads Hope all well with you & yours. A depressing week in many ways. Was talking to a Syrian friend in recent days and he made the point to MB that many people and groups in this region are becoming more & more extreme, wrapping a cocoon around themselves and their group, and totally intolerant of other groups and other beliefs. In years past people…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Escape


From the Dubai World Cup horse racing night at Meydan Stadium, Dubai, end March 2013.

Marhaba


Salam lads May you all have some salam/peace in your lives. Its a good thing to have for sure. Mentioned last week that we had some heavy rains out these parts in recent weeks. MB also mention the tornado that  he recently got caught up in (& survived) and the earthquake that shook the UAE that had its epicenter in Iran. We certainly don’t…

Chicken Talata


Salam brothers & sisters (aka lads) Back in Dubai for few days and all is well. MB is going to follow this blog with first single subject blog post, and hopes will be of interest. It’s for the ladies mainly lads, so MB bit perturbed about its girlie nature. MB might have to start new blog under alias name to avoid ridicule at the Riyadh…

Who knows what’s round the corner?!


Warm greetings to you all lads Weather improving at home, and getting hotter out here by the day. Late 30s most days at hottest time (bit of weather talk from MB). In future lads MB will try to introduce some single subject blog posts. MB is attempting to get his blog to appear on a section of the website where good stuff gets posted…

It’s a scream


Msa al khair lads Inshallah you are all in good health lads and have big smiles on your multicultural faces. God only knows home many nationalities the HX Blog now goes out to lads. Masha’allah! It’s become almost impossible to keep track of it. Think was approx 30 nationalities last time we checked. But since MB went on this new Blog site, and became…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Color


The aquarium at Dubai Mall. Dubai, UAE. Taken few weeks back, March 2013. You are looking at the largest sheet of acrylic in the world, certified by Guinness Book of World Records.

Style


Greetings lads Hope all well with kith & kin. MB arrived back in Saudi on Wednesday after 10 days in Dubai. Apologies for all the spelling mistakes & typos in last week’s effort lads. Made the corrections in due course but alas after I published. Also had thought might mention a few small things to you this week that might make the blog reading…

Yum Yum


Salam lads We had Iranian/Persian New Year celebration on Wednesday lads, which was Spring Equinox back home in HX. The Persians/Iranians work from the lunar calendar, as I think I told you last week in the piece on Nowruz – the name the Iranians give their New Year. Atlantis On The Palm Hotel, Dubai To celebrate Nowruz lads, MB went to expensive (what else…

Habemus Papam


Hello lads Salam to you all.  We have new Pope al hamdallah lads. The German was a non-entity I think. But had impossible act to follow after JP2. All the TV commentators caught wrong footed when the name was announced, as they struggled for info on Francie. Was nice to see! Washing before prayer. Like the way you caught the sun on her face…

Good Hair Day


Salam lads Am back in the land of the 2 holy Mosques lads – that’s Saudi Arabia to you, or the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia as we often say out here. Spent a very pleasant week in Dubai last week and got in a few photo shoots for you all. Today’s pics come from the Dubai Creek area where a huge amount of boat…

For The Birds!


Greetings & Salam to you all lads Inshallah you are all keeping well lads, the health is good and the chickens are laying. There is  surely nothing in life as good a fresh egg. Right on MB, yo! Have covered many many miles since we last conversed. No joking lads. Think was about to board a plane as I pressed ‘Send’ last week to…

Random Places


Greetings lads, Hope all in good form. MB will be taking break from his Saudi paradise for the next week in good old Dubai, UAE. So looking forward. Had suggestion for this week’s blog to do something on Chinese New Year lads, which is year of the snake. Did not have clue about the significance of the snake but looked it up this evening…

Happy Valentines!


Greetings ladies It’s Valentine’s Day ladies and am only thinking of my female Crossers of course. So big Middle East greetings and affection to you all, where ever you are sunning yourselves. Am sure your man gave you the traditional flowers or chocolate, but MB is far more adventurous than that ladies and now has much Arabic influence on his brain to expand the…