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…

Swingers


Salam to all lads. We are blessed with favourable weather in the Middle East at present, albeit still a tad cool to be jumping into the swimming pool – before noon at least! But even in our short sleeve shirts the gentle breeze in the winter sunshine is refreshingly welcome. Inshallah we will have another 3 months or so of same before the temps…

Tea Time


Greetings lads. M’sa al khair. Inshallah you are all in fine fettle. — MB is on short trip to Dubai as family just landed out here for 2 month break and just not possible to bring them to Saudi for various ‘cultural’ reasons. The Golf (Dubai Desert Classic) on in Dubai this weekend so maybe get there on Sat or Sun before my return to…

Calculation Day


Sabah Al Khaire lads (Good morning lads) Bit on the cold side at home I hear. Hopefully wood fires burning, electric blankets & hot water bottles serviced keeping you all snug & cozy. The weather in central Saudi Arabia is a delight for fair skinned Irish lads with lilly white skin who hate heat & direct sunlight. Its akin to decent Irish Summer weather…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beyond


A soaring Kestrel over the Monkey Temple in Kathmandu. Took this shot when I visited Nepal on short break in November 2012.

Man Stuff


Greetings lads Happy new year to you all and inshallah we will have a good one. If you are planning holidays at the moment lads keep visit to MB in mind in his lonely desert hideaway in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. You can not just turn up at the airport, we must organise an invitation for you, which will enable you to apply…

Photos from HX – More!


Greetings to all. 30 more pics from my trip home. Heading back to the desert next weekend. Happy New Year to all. —– Galtee Mountains, Limerick/Tipperary/Cork border — Galtee Mountains — Fog engulfed Galtee Mor (highest peak) — Bridge @ Bruff village — Bruff Waterfall — Ballygrennan Castle, Bruff — — Bruff Waterfall (again) —– Mrs Cow! — Mary Howard’s Pub, famous Bruff watering…

Christmas Photos from HX


Greetings all. A few photos of the past few days around the HX homeland. Cheers all! — Caherguillamore – Solstice Morning 21st December 2012 (x4)   — —   — — Solstice late afternoon – Grange Stone Circle — Caherguillamore – early morning — Ditto — Grange – Entrance to O’ Sullivans/Lough Gur on the Old Rd — Early morning – Grange Stone Circle…

Happy Christmas


Happy Christmas to you all lads Inshallah you are all in good cheer and the festive spirit is upon you. MB is counting down the days til he will be with kith & kin. Home on 20th and not back in the desert until the 5th Jan. Al hamdallah & Allah u Akbar! Might try to do a brief HX while I am at…

Awakening


Salam, Shalom & Dia DhuitI hear parents are christening their kids with the name ‘Noah’ in ever increasing numbers back home lads. On account of fact a name like that will bestow junior with some ark building qualities from the Gods, and his skills will be in big demand in the years ahead. The new IT! Was chatting with the family during the week…

For the ladies


Salam Lads Inshallah you are all in good spirits, life is giving you bounties and the sun is shining. The HX Report goes from strength to strength as you all know lads but MB is trying to build up the numbers. So if you have any pals who might be interested please send on the details. Or ’email groups’ who might be interested. Further…

Business As Usual


Greetings lads     Greetings from Saudi where the weather has turned a little cooler during the week and MB has had to wear jacket in the early morning chill. A few droplets of rain landed on the head and face of MB for few minutes on Tuesday from the scattering of dark clouds that had appeared overnight. Only my second sighting of rain…