Monday Links For The Week …

Hello Everyone … hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend … we’ve been having an amazing time in Oman and I for one cant wait to update you all properly later … we’ve both been able to completely relax and enjoy the weekend … completely switching off … yet at the same time we’ve still done a fair bit of stuff too … a perfect combination …

As great as the weekend has been and as much as we have enjoyed Muscat (it really feels like a Middle Eastern version of Guernsey to us … so many similarities) … we cant wait to go home and see the kittens … we’ve missed them so much these last few days … its actually lovely to feel like we want to go home at the end of our holiday … usually you dont want to leave … but having something to go back to means it doesn’t seem so bad …

Possibley the best Movember mustache I’ve seen this year … (source)

Ok … you know how this goes … below is a selection of random/interesting/inspiring stuff that I’ve been reading/looking at on the interwebs this last week … hope you enjoy … Oh and as usual if you feel like sharing something leave a link in the comments below …

  1. WHERE DO UK EXPATS LIVE … Article in the Guardian about the top 10 places UK expats move too … the UAE made the top 10 … not surprising really …
  2. APPLE LOOKS TO THE FUTURE FROM BACK IN THE 1990’S … this video from the 90’s is actually quite awesome to watch … Apple predicted the development of SIRI, Cloud Computing and Facetime technology way back then … interesting to see and compare how the things that developed worked out …
  3. DIY DECORATE YOUR CAST … if you’ve been unfortunate enough to have broken a bone recently and have a plaster cast on … this may be a slightly querky way of decorating it …
  4. GRAPEFRUIT AND PILLS MIX WARNING … apparently eatting grapefruits can cause an adverse reaction with certan medications … I’m not sure how serious this really is but its worth being aware of the possible risks …
  5. STORY OF THE UAE PART 1PART 2PART 3 … as it was the UAE National Day yesterday … Gulf News did a series about the rise of the UAE as a nation … some of the pictures are quite interesting to see … especially if you have been to/ lived in Dubai you will certainly appreciate the amount of change that has gone on since these were taken …
  6. FUNNY PINTEREST FAILS … just something for a good laugh … people take inspiration from Pinterest all the time for baking/DIY/Decor stuff … so its funny to see some of the results which didn’t quite work out as planned …
  7. FIRST EVER MUSIC VIDEO MADE USING INSTAGRAM … This music video is made up of 1905 images all processed using the Instagram filters from the popular App and put together to form a video … its quite an interesting concept and I really like how its turned out … they are claiming it is the first music video to be produced in this fashion …
  8. 10 EASY RECIPES FOR 20 SOMETHINGS WHO CANT REALLY COOK … some good tips and also funny to read …
  9. YOUR PARCEL IS AT AL QOUZ POST OFFICE … I really like the Desperate Dubai Housewife blog … its really humourous and great to read … I particularly liked this one … totally agree with her the Al Qouz district is a complete Burmuda triangle where you will inevitably get lost … and her experience in trying to find the post office so easily is actually a rare pleasure in this city …
  10. CORY AND TOPANGA ARE COMING BACK … I was stupidly excited when I saw this article … and the first thing I could think to do was to post it on my Brother’s facebook and then to iMessage him about it too … our childhood was spent watching Boy Meets World and it was really the first proper TV series that we followed religously … and something we bonded over as siblings … so there was alot of nostagia over it … I think this screenshot of our iMessage conversation pretty much sums it up …
  11. 25 LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT BOY MEETS WORLD … if the above article wasn’t enough for you some more information about the wonders of this TV programme …
  12. GET YOUR PHOTOS OFF YOUR COMPUTER AND ONTO A WREATH … An interesting idea for the holiday season coming up …
  13. WHO HAS AN INSTAGRAM ADDICTION … I know I use Instagram alot … mostly to take pictures of the kittens … but this is an interesting way to display the images if you decide to print them out … (n.b. peg board and basement workshop not strictly necessary) …
  14. MILKING – UDDERLY BIZZARE STUDENT TREND … Has anyone else heard about this? know anyone who has willingly taken part in emptying a bottle of milk over their own heads? I mean seriously? This is now a ‘Thing‘?

Till next time …

Mina X

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