Author: fajja


Everyone has them, they are there to be chased, never settle. Never ever settle for less than you deserve. Things are coming along nicely!   A happy blast from the past for a Friday afternoon 🙂

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Winter Weather Predictions 2008 – 2009

For the winter 2009 – 2010 predictions see here. It feels like winter has kicked in early this year! Better get your snow blowers and snow shovels at the ready! Where was the summer? I think back in May and early June scotland certainly had its summer. Since then, theres been nothing special, no heatwaves, rare consecutive days of sunshine. Yesterday morning there was pretty thick frost on the car roofs, and sitting here at 9pm at the start of October it is already only 5C outside. The different weather patterns around the world have been thanks to La Niña, which is the natural cooling of large parts of the Pacific Ocean. The Pacific Ocean is the driving force behind hte World’s weather patterns. NOAA’s La Niña Page At the start of the year there was much talk about how far the ice will receed in the Artic, after the record breaking melt in 2007. Well as I predicted, This summer was cooler…and as a result the summer melt in the Arctic was not as bad as had been feared, and infact it was less than the melt experinced during summer 07. [BBC – No 2008 record for Arctic sea ice] This is also good news for next summer since the ice will have more time to harden and recover after last summer. The thicker the ice gets, the...

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The Luxury of Dubai

Hi folks, just returned back froma quick trip to Dubai and it was amazing! The weather was bright and hazy, and very very hot! It was about 37C each day. The first thing you notice in dubai, apart from the heat, is the shear scale of everything. The manmade palms off the coast are so big they are visible from space, as well as  the Jebel Ali Harbour. The new airport that’s under construction will be the worlds biggest. Dubai hosts the world’s biggest building the Burj, and also the only 7 star hotel in the world, the Burj Al Arab. Everything is the Biggest, the longest, the tallest, the most luxurious in Dubai. the locals are friendly and taxis are dirt cheap. Its easier to use taxis to get through the road works. Most cities with so much construction work going on would lose tourism, but it just seems to add to the buzz of the city, every growing, ever changing. I’m sure it won’t be long before I visit again. The flights were direct from Glasgow to Dubai with Emirates, and its easy to see why they are one of the top airlines in the world! Originally posted 2008-09-29...

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