Just popped in to say hello. Can’t stay long.

16 Jan

So, yeah, I’m in Abu Dhabi where everyone except me has access to the interwebs. This life without the interwebs, it is killing me I tell you, killing me.

That which doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

Spent yesterday reading the proofs of my novel. The most exciting thing to happen to me possibly ever (with possible exception of birth of children, though that was less exciting and more OMG and WTF).

We’re supposed to be moving into our apartment next week, and our apartment has the interwebs, so I will tell you all about things then.

People keep telling the mister about the Dubai Shopping Festival so that he can tell his wife, and the mister keeps saying ‘my wife hates shopping’ and then people laugh. They wouldn’t be laughing if they had been shopping with me. Which the mister has. He knows.

I have to go. This isn’t my interwebs and I have to give it back to the person whose interwebs it is.


15 Responses to “Just popped in to say hello. Can’t stay long.”

  1. suse January 16, 2009 at 11:14 pm #

    Ooh I’ve been hanging out for an update from you. Hope it’s all going swimmingly, internet excepting.

  2. SQ January 17, 2009 at 12:16 am #

    So glad to hear from you. Reading proofs – very very very exciting.

  3. blackbird January 17, 2009 at 1:03 am #

    Oh, what an adventure!

  4. Stomper Girl January 17, 2009 at 3:40 am #


    From what I’ve heard shopping in Dubai would make me ill, it is opulence greed and capitalism to the nth. And I don’t exactly hate shopping per se, although I’m pretty anti-mall.

  5. Pavlov's Cat January 17, 2009 at 3:45 am #

    I too am waving.

    Novel proofs, kewl!

  6. genevieve January 17, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Blimey, YOU WENT. I turn my back for a nanosecond and a fixture of my blogosphere is in Dubai.

    I hope you get interwebs very soon, TC.

    Very glad to hear that novel proofs are not as OMG and WTF as childbirth, too. That would be deeply concerning. Imagine, for example, a bloody novel…
    Some old dear has just died who apparently spoke of first publication as ‘a pure, carnal leap in the dark which one dreams is life.’ (But it’s not your first, is it??? I can’t remember.)

  7. genevieve January 17, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    oh what rubbish, I mean first novel of course.

  8. Mummy Crit January 17, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    Oh wow. Dubai and novel proofs. Scary. How are the boys going with it? Look forward to the update.

  9. Zoe January 18, 2009 at 7:38 am #

    Sheesh. I hope they are giving you an absurd amount of money.

    In the absence of interwebs, maybe you could take us some pictures . And “adelaide in abu dahbi” sounds pretty good.

  10. meli January 18, 2009 at 11:02 am #

    that’s so cool about the novel. good luck settling in over there!

  11. tut-tut January 18, 2009 at 8:29 pm #

    Very good news; can’t wait to see your novel!

  12. miriam January 18, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    good to hear from you! chin up… just a little longer til you get your very own interwebs 😉

  13. Helen January 19, 2009 at 10:19 am #

    I imagine Dubai as a place where the scorching heat and disapproving leering men keep you indoors 24/7 and where you will all waste away from lack of exercise, but presumably I’m way off base – looking forward to an update about the real thing!

  14. kim at allconsuming January 19, 2009 at 10:30 am #

    You go girl! How very exciting.

  15. Aargh, Abu Dhabi, sorry not Dubai.
    This looks very, very cool. If I can use that word. The failure of Oz to run with this kind of thing upsets me.

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