Monday, August 15, 2011

Why I Love Ramadan: I'm not in the UK

What the world needs now..
I haven't written about the UK situation as I don't want to pollute my blog with such hideous news this month.  And as one of my favourite bloggers has so eloquently written about it here, I'll share her thoughts instead.  Her most poignant quote about her trip back to the UK:

"What has my daughter learned this week?  That shops close really early and that, when they do, they board up the windows? That, when kids in England want new trainers or phones, they just break into the shop and take them? And that she can’t go to the local park after supper “because those people might be running about throwing bricks and setting fire to things”?  Dubai may have its critics, but at least I feel safe on its streets."

Ironically, one of the questions I was asked, frequently, during my recent trip to Canada and the States was: "do you feel safe in Dubai?".

I think you know my answer to that...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Kelly, I think it's important to keep things in perspective! Yes, it was a horrible week for the country and there was a bad night for Manchester (and it was only one night!). But it's also amazing to see the community of Manchester standing up to the tiny minority of thoughtless kid thugs and fighting back with that true Manc sense of pride and strength of character. Things were back to normal pretty quickly here in Manchester - it's all good again, honest! Phil x