The year seems to have passed in a flash - we've just celebrated the
first anniversary of our arrival in Abu Dhabi. Suddenly the lease
is almost up on our flat and we're wondering whether we need to
There have been lots of fun things going on in January
and February. Nick's been busy with the Abu Dhabi Golf Championships,
the Al Ain Airshow (stunning location over the rolling red dunes of Al
Ain, but fairly hairy - international air safety rules don't apply - no
problem landing planes on moving lorries or flying aeroplanes at each
other through flames and explosions...). Also a Formula 1 showcase in honour
of Abu Dhabi's F1 2009 announcement, signing a sponsorship deal to
create the Etihad Aldar Spyker F1 team, and the big launch of a new route to
Sydney, including a week in Sydney.
Amy's been hanging out with royalty with a visit from Prince Charles
& Camilla to Abu Dhabi - including visiting a British Council
exhibition and a boozy reception at the Embassy - and a 2 week trip back
to the UK. Unfortunately, one week was taken up with work, but the
second week was an opportunity to whizz round catching up with as many
people as possible.
So, we're on the way into spring now with the
temperature beginning to rise. It's time to start battening down the
hatches, packing the camping stuff away and wacking up the air-conditioning.
The next couple of months should be interesting - possibly moving
house... maybe even a bit of a holiday... who knows. Don't forget
to see the new photos we've added!