Sadly my business relationship with Dubai appears to have concluded prematurely, but I have fixed up this additional out-of-the-plane shot of the main drag as another memento of my recent trip.
As far as summer in London goes we're now deep into extra time. It all started off unpromisingly back in June, but it hasn't been at all bad recently, delivering a bumper chile harvest on our balcony.
Whilst England's millionaires lost convincingly 0-1 to Northern Ireland's pelagatos in Belfast last night, Guatemala's World Cup qualification chances took another dent with a goalless home draw against the USA. Following defeat last weekend in Trinidad, Guatemala were thrown a lifeline by the USA's simultaneous defeat of Mexico which assured the gringos of qualification and that none of their first team would risk the trip to the Estadio Mateo Flores last night. With two matches left, Costa Rica sits in the third automatic qualification spot, five points clear of the chapines, who will have to play-off against an Asian team provided they hang onto fourth place.