Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense


Future Tense Taken in Jeddah Old Town, Saudi Arabia, few months back.

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…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime


Skip lunch – go straight to desert! Feniqia Restaurant, Byblos, Lebanon, next to the Crusader Castle. A ‘Bucket List’ must!

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…

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…