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La Tania Opening Day

View of Saulire from the mid station. Some great piste skiing available, thin cover low down and some report runs closed but we’re having a great day.

More money for the ..this is a nightmare . . Never ever get a tube.

El Tel did a fantastic job cop Alan had to go to funeral and didn’t make it. Top lad. Love him.

Mall of the Emirates / Ski Dubai

Largest shopping mall in the world with the largest indoor real snow ski slope in the world (until they finish the new ones they are building of course).

The Mall is known as a Shopping Resort, complete with hotels, cinemas, art gallerie, 65 restaurants, plus numerous bars and clubs – interesting to see Fat Face opening up there as they close down in Courchevel.

Ski Dubai has 22,500 square metres of real snow and even a 4 seater chair lift – all this in the desert where it can hit 50C in Summer. Sand boarding was a bit naff where I went, not steep and deep enough and boards to small. There are some better places though apparantly. Desert racing Land Cruisers however is full-on and not for the faint hearted, how the things stay upright was beyond me.

So for Winter sun, beaches, water sports (the F1 power boat championships made jet skis look a bit girlie), all those desert activities plus skiing/sand boarding, excellent shopping and some of the coolest bars, restaurants, clubs (with top bands and DJs) & hotels (but including the highest, biggest, most tasteless, tacky etc too), Dubai is pretty hard to beat and only a 6 hour flight away…

At the Emirates again

The United Arab one in Dubai


1 1 we are ok

The Emirates

View from the Prawn Sandwiches. Earliest time I’ve been in a ground ever. But there is a free bar. . . .

The Feeling Live

Brum Tonight. With Nic, Kaz and The La Tania old school. . . . .

How big? This is a ski…

Saw this monster K2 ski at the show – thought is was a snowboard or maybe bindings would be mounted like a squal, but no – just a big fat powder ski. Don’t think the photo does it justice, it’s as wide as DoubleDex’s head at the tip…

Ski show madness

La Tania going hard. . .

The Illuminati * (I mean Illuminations)

Aaahh Blackpool – the prom, the piers, the arcades, the trams, the candy floss, the kiss me quick (cowboy?) hats, the pepsi max big one, the fish ‘n’ chips, the tower, the pubs, the clubs, the stags, the hens, the ultimate in tackiness…. (and the illuminations of course)

* that reference should give me lots of hits re Dan Brown etc etc…