This is the latest iteration of a website first published in 1997: back in the days of cameras with rolls of film and Internet connections using a dial-up modem. At that time Jim and Miranda, and daughters Alice and Lucy, lived in the United Arab Emirates city of Al Ain. Our site was the first to feature photos of Al Ain, and as such received a review in a Dubai newspaper. Part of this site can be seen by following the ‘Old Stuff’ link. (Not mobile-friendly, I'm afraid.)

Twenty years later the girls have grown up and moved away and Miranda and I have retired to the town of Bishop’s Castle in the heart of the south Shropshire hills.

You can e-mail us at jim @ this domain.