She was running out of energy and howling like a banshee

I’m from the fishing town of Kinsale, in Ireland. Life is pretty good there, but Dubai caught my attention when I was 18. My aunt has lived there since the 80s and I would often visit her before moving there myself 10 years ago as a 30-year-old film-maker. It’s been a wild ride, full of chaos and wonder.

My partner, Christine, lives here with me; when her sister Angela came to visit in April this year, the three of us set off in my pickup truck with our rescue dog, Rocket. It was a cloudless day, touching 40C. The heat and humidity were brutal, so we were happy to sightsee from the car.

Continue reading…She was running out of energy and howling like a bansheeI’m from the fishing town of Kinsale, in Ireland. Life is pretty good there, but Dubai caught my attention when I was 18. My aunt has lived there since the 80s and I would often visit her before moving there myself 10 years ago as a 30-year-old film-maker. It’s been a wild ride, full of chaos and wonder.My partner, Christine, lives here with me; when her sister Angela came to visit in April this year, the three of us set off in my pickup truck with our rescue dog, Rocket. It was a cloudless day, touching 40C. The heat and humidity were brutal, so we were happy to sightsee from the car. Continue reading…