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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES | Thursday, 24 March 2011 | Views [425]

Not done an update in a while - there's a fair amount to fill you in on so going to do it in short blasts. First one: PORK!

For those that don't know, Dubai and all of the middle east are Muslims and therefore do not eat Pork. This means you cannot buy it in most supermarkets, if somewhere like Waitrose does sell it then it is in a separate little room off the main store and ALL products are in there. This means it has the fresh meat along side the tins of heinz beans with pork sausages - all very odd. Anyways, Daire found one of these amazing 'Pork Shops' a short walk from where he works, so one day I received a frenzied and excited call from him spitting that they had real sausages and bacon and jaffa cakes. Sucked into his excitement I told him to get everything pork!!!

So, one Friday morning I cooked a winning breakfast and it was SOOOOO good. Something like pork is so easy to leave out of your diet but this breakfast reminded us how good it was. Yummy - Park and Shop (the pork shop)is now a regular stop off for Daire! Bring back the Pork! 

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