Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Burger King returns to Oman!

What's this I hear about Burger King returning to Oman? They must have been gone quite some years. I left Oman in 2005 and they'd been gone for 3 or 4 year by then. I heard that they were ousted due to some indiscreet remarks made by someone high up in the company in response to the original US bombing of Afghanistan in 2001. Not sure what the comments were but 9 years out in the wilderness must mean they weren't too complimentary!

I must admit I visited Burger King once or twice during my time living in Muscat, but I haven't been into one for a good few years now. I'm getting older and need to watch what I eat!!

What a difference two months make!

Well, two months after I was in Finland, I'm back again.....and what a difference! Last time it was bitterly cold, snowing and resembled a scene from the high Arctic. Now it is 26 degC, sunny and very Mediterranean. The Finnish climate does seem to rush headlong from winter to summer without so much as a by-your-leave to Spring! I'm not complaining, it is good to get out of the cold and rainy conditions we've been having in the UK for what seems like the last 10 years (really about 3 or 4 weeks). I hope when I get back at the end of this week it has improved!