The British-Yemeni Society, The International Association for the Study of Arabia and the MBI Al Jaber Foundation were hosting Tim Mackintosh-Smith in conversation with Ian Black on the book ‘Arabs’ by Tim.
With a break in the gales over Britian and the overcast weather breaking into a bright, sunny day, I took Continue reading “Tim Mackintosh-Smith talks ‘Arabs’”
Dr Noel Guckian, the former British Ambassador to Oman has died.
He was ambassador to Oman between Continue reading “Dr Noel Guckian has died“
Prince William flew in from Kuwait to visit Oman in early December 2019. Sultan Qaboos met with him in Bait Al Baraka.
On Prince William’s arrival he first went to Khasab where he was received by Sayyid Ibrahim bin Said al Busaidy Governor of Musandam.
Then he flew into Muscat Continue reading “Prince William visits Oman for a short visit after arriving from Kuwait“
London was in bloom
for the International Media MarketPlace 2019, at the Continue reading “International Media MarketPlace 2019 the TravMedia event“
The offer for me to fill the vacant Presidential seat at the Book Fair London 2018 got turned down,
though I guess the new book by Bill Clinton and James Patterson ‘The President is Missing’ will Continue reading “London Book Fair 2018”
North Norfolk is the location of the pilgrimage to Walsingham so we travelled east along the coast from Kings Lynn
which leads to numerous Continue reading “Pilgrimage to Walsingham”
After all the snow and freezing weather, it was great to make a visit to Cambridge & Kings Lynn.
Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge re-opened in early Continue reading “Cambridge and King’s Lynn England”
In a new report – Long-Term Evolution (LTE) November 2017 by opensignal.com – the state of some of the world’s 4G services was covered.
4G availability was 96.69% in South Korea (as a proportion of time actual users have access to 4G rather than simple geographic coverage). Oman achieved Continue reading “Oman outstrips the UK with 4G speed and availability.”
Almost perfect weather for cycling got me out into the English countryside of East Anglia where Classic Cars were on show
and the Thaxted Morris Men and Continue reading “An English Summer Weekend”
The first warmish day of summer 2017 encouraged me to visit the memorial to David Bowie in Brixton, London.
The day started well as I walked past Continue reading “Books and David Bowie in Brixton”
Just north of crowded Oxford Street in London is probably the most opulent single collection of decorative arts in Britain, the Wallace Collection in Hertford House.
Gifted to Britain by Lady Wallace in 1897, the collection was Continue reading “Wallace Collection and Daunt Books”
North of London’s centre for Lawyers is Lincoln’s Inn Fields one of London’s great public squares.
It’s where one of London’s oldest and nicest Museums, Sir John Soane’s Museum, is located. Despite the good weather I had a Continue reading “Wandering through London”
Sunny weather made for a great visit to Saffron Walden, about 90kms north of central London. The town is some 1000 years old with evidence of older settlement dating from the Roman period (43-600AD).
The age of the town is reflected in its delightfully Continue reading “Sunshine in Saffron Walden”
With a Tax spend towards car transport of GBPound33Billion the United Kingdom still lags behind countries in The Gulf in terms of their repair state
with the UAE rated as Continue reading “Oman’s Roads are better than Britain’s says report”
Chilly weather and disruptions on some tube services didnt seem to have made a dent in the attendance for the Destinations Show,
the Business to Consumer holiday exhibition, in Continue reading “Destinations Show 2017”