Horse Event in Oman over Christmas

We took a small group from Steppes Travel on a tour of northern Oman over Christmas.

Al Hamra Oman
Al Hamra Oman

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Rainy Muscat brings cooler weather just in time for the weekend

Thunder and lightning worked its way around Muscat

Muscat Gate on a rainy morning
Muscat Gate on a rainy morning

just before Continue reading “Rainy Muscat brings cooler weather just in time for the weekend”

Philippa Treadwell who died on Friday 19th April 2013

Philippa Treadwell who lived in Oman from 1975-79, died in England on Friday 19thApril 2013 after a very short hospital stay.

Philippa Treadwell
Philippa Treadwell

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Fuel subsidies in Oman being looked at-could petrol prices rise in Oman

Darwish bin Ismaeel al Balushi, Oman’s Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs appears to be looking at the cost of the fuel subsidy in Oman which is Omani Rial 1.3 billion per year (= Rial Omani 433 per person) .

Oman Oil waiting for customers
Oman Oil waiting for customers

With the Continue reading “Fuel subsidies in Oman being looked at-could petrol prices rise in Oman”

Red Bull soapbox race in Muscat

With the thermometer hitting 45c in Ruwi and not much lower in Bowsher it was time for the Red Bull soapbox race.

Red Bull soapbox race
Red Bull soapbox race

We arrived Continue reading “Red Bull soapbox race in Muscat”

Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’

Chris Fisher of Merge FM 104.8 invited me into his studio for a chat about the book ‘ Walking Through History’.

Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM
Chris Fisher hard at work on Merge FM

How he manages to juggle all the controls at his desk and Continue reading “Chris Fisher of Oman’s Merge FM chats with me about the book ‘Walking Through History’”

Book signing in Sohar

Penny’s Cafe in Sohar was a great venue for our book signing. We arrived after a drive from Muscat and enjoyed not only Penny’s fantastic cakes – but afterwards a dinner in the Butterfly Hotel near the beach.

Tony at Book Signing in Sohar
Tony at Book Signing in Sohar

The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night

Driving around Hamriyah Roundabout in Ruwi it seems a large pack, of large dogs, has taken over the place.

Dogs of Hamriyah Roundabout
Dogs of Hamriyah Roundabout

They certainly Continue reading “The Dogs of Hamriyah Oman at Night”

Bradley Wiggins on Oman’s Muttrah Corniche preparing for the summer ahead.

On the last day of the Tour of Oman Bike Race I went to Muttrah’s Corniche and saw Sir Bradley Marc Wiggins, CBE

Bradley Wiggens in Oman
Bradley Wiggens in Oman

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Tour of Oman 2013 Day 5 through Ruwi

Today the Tour of Oman sped past my flat.

Tour of Oman 2013 Day 5
Tour of Oman 2013 Day 5

Here is the Continue reading “Tour of Oman 2013 Day 5 through Ruwi”

Printing my new book on Oman for its mid February launch

It was kind of the printing press where my new book is being worked on to let me see the first page go into the machine as a white page, and a few moments later appear at the other end of the machine in full colour.

The first page of the book being printed
The first page of the book being printed

Using a Heidelberg press, Continue reading “Printing my new book on Oman for its mid February launch”