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Archive for May 2009

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Posted in by Caspar Bowes
30 May 2009
The summer dawnInveigles its wayPastDoorman curtainsCircumnavigating its way'RoundThe guest listAltogetherFrom a drawer by my furrowed bedMy fingers fumble eye shadesBehind twice-weary lidsThey gather the darkAgain, my mind - the empty pageOn which dreams are drawn…
A wiggly glass thing in the fantasy world of the Atlantis Hotel lobbyI hosted a wine tasting for the Dubai Caledonian Society the other evening in a large room in the Dusit Thani Hotel. Completing their AGM at 8.45 or so, the combined throng were then ushered next door for nibbles and the staff set …
Those dancing fountains in a Dubai duskI headed out onto The Palm for lunch yesterday. This man-made island is shaped like a palm tree and, when finished, will feature a massive array of residential property, as well as hotels, shops etc.I was to meet a client at The Atlantis Hotel, an extraordinari…
The view from my hotel room balconyI landed in Dubai last night at 23h30 to find temperatures of 32 degrees, which makes a very welcome change from Wiltshire, a county that's been struggling to slough off the last of winter's skin.I'm staying at the Palace Hotel in The Old Town: something of a misno…
A swan fly-past on the River Tweed at Lovers' Leap on Rutherford beatI have returned from a few days in the Borders: our annual pilgrimmage for the John Buchan Food and Wine Society. And it's going to take a day or two for my system to return to its usual steady tick-over after such devil-may-care d…
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