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Mother Goth

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Mother Goth last won the day on November 10 2017

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  1. Personal Drivers - any advice on how to find one?

    Oh bless you! Thank you very much :-)
  2. Personal Drivers - any advice on how to find one?

    Thank you so much, and knowing the correct terminology will be a big help too! Enjoy your day :-)
  3. Good sewing supply shops in Abu Dhabi?

    Thanks Jennyr_au, now to plan my shopping adventure :-)
  4. Good sewing supply shops in Abu Dhabi?

    Hi all, Do you know of a good sewing supply/haberdashery shop in Abu Dhabi? I've found a couple though they don't have everything that I'm looking for. In particular I'm looking for ribbons, zips, fabrics, stuffing/filler (for pillows & toys) etc. Know of a good one? Many thanks!
  5. Hi all, I'm hoping someone can give me advice about how to find a driver so I don't have to rely on taxis? Not sure how reliable & safe Dubizzle is in this situation & I'm hoping to use one for regular school pick ups & the occasional hair appointment, shopping trip & even the Abu Dhabi Woman's Forum monthly morning tea meet ups Thanks in advance for any & all advice!
  6. Name something (recipe question)

    Honey Joys... cornflakes, butter & honey... yum!
  7. St Andrews's Thrift Shop

    We've only been here for 4 months... where can I find this wonderful place?
  8. New Community Souk & Classifieds

    Hi there, I made handmade stuff, mostly alternative baby and home wares. I use Etsy though I have my shop on vacation mode until I sort out any changes since moving here from Australia. I just wanted to ask what the business licence situation is here if you do sell on the Etsy site? I've certainly not seen anything on Etsy about requiring proof of business licence from any country. I'll also put this question to the Etsy UAE sellers group as surely they would know. Very interested in the ADW Community Souk for my goods though obviously I want to make sure I'm not doing anything illegal. Many thanks :-)
  9. Looking for new hair stylist-Help!!

    Sure thing, the salon number is 025832065
  10. Hi all, I have a very small business on Etsy which is currently on hold while I try to figure out the best shipping option from AD. Does anyone have any recommendations? The postal service seems quite different here as in Australia I was able to use prepaid standard/express domestic/international products though haven't been able to get to a post office here to see if there are similar options, certainly the website doesn't show anything like this available, just a mail rate calculator. I thought maybe a courier company rather that the postal service?? I have also asked on the Etsy Forum what other sellers from this part of the world do for shipping so hopefully I'll sort something out & open up the Etsy Shop again by the time the school term begins. Many thanks in advance for any help anyone can give me
  11. Looking for new hair stylist-Help!!

    I can highly recommend Lisa who just started at Tara Rose Hair & Beauty Salon Khalifa City Branch. She was very, very considerate after I explained I'd been seeing the same hair dresser for the past 15 years in Melbourne! I'll be back to see her again
  12. Looking For A Quality Butcher - Please Help

    Great question Rockaferry as I have begun missing my chicken sausages from Aus. I think we'll be checking out the Family Farm Butchery (thanks sweetjosy) before heading down to Dubai... however, Rockaferry if you do go to Dubai perhaps I can give you some dirhams for said chicken sausages as I see you & I are both in Al Reef
  13. Annoying Supermarket Things......

    Hi ladies, Supermarkets here are still exciting and strange to me & I'll look out for things you've listed. We mostly use the Geant (soon to be Carrefour) at Yas Mall, or our local Select Supermarket. Each time we go to Geant everything has changed location or is not restocked so we spend loads of time trying to find the right location occasionally to find our preferred product is no longer available. We've also found that once you load the car there isn't a trolley bay around with other trolleys so more often than not we lose that 1 dirham in the trolley. There is also a crazy amount of choices here in the large hypermarkets. Too many choices get me a little flustered though it's incredible that probably anyone from anywhere in the world can find their local & familiar products right here! I was very happy to find some Earth's Choice products here as I'm a bit of a hippy when it comes to any cleaning product. Our local Select Supermarket (Al Reef Downtown) is wonderfully clean & well stocked with staff so helpful they even walk your bags home with you if you've bought a little too much! Our boy loves to visit the fresh fish section & the man who works there always has a big smile & for him... just a shame our boy doesn't like eating fish yet! It will be interesting to see if any changes in service & products happen.
  14. New to Abu Dhabi - seeking advice of a few things

    Thanks Smiffy, I suspected this may be the case... that or I made a faux pas in my first forum post !

    Hi Kate, Our family have just moved to Abu Dhabi this year & so far it's been great even with the extreme heat & humidity. I used this website to find a school for our 4 year old boy: http://www.edarabia.com/schools/abu-dhabi/ We're living in Al Reef Downtown which is family friendly though we haven't investigated too much given the heat. There are good facilities & it's super close to Yas Island with Yas Mall which is great. No ideas on finance recruitment agencies sorry. Good luck, it's an exciting adventure