The Last Two Weeks …

Its been a while since I managed to update the blog … 2 weeks actually … but mostly this is cause we’ve been quite busy and not enough time to keep up … so I actually have another couple posts to come up after this one today … I figured I’d split it up over a number of posts so as to avoid one ridiculously long one …

Anyway going back to a couple weeks ago … I took the car in to be repaired at the body shop … (remember that little accident I had a couple weeks ago – someone didnt pay attention to his stopping distance and rear ended me at a junction) … and so I was left driving a Yaris round for a week till everything was sorted … it wasnt too bad … although having gotten used to the Jag driving the Yaris felt abit like a wobbling tin can …

Hugo keeping an eye on Perry’s Internet browsing …

We’ve been rather busy the last couple weeks … we seem to have gotten into a good routine with Perry down in Abu Dhabi now … and the kittens are doing fine (I’ll do another post in a bit about them) … Last weekend was particularly busy … we had alot of things happening socially …

Woke up at 5am one morning to find Hugo sleeping half on Perry’s arm … too cute …

Thursday night we went for dinner at Channels at the Media Rotana in Tecom (about 10min from the Marina) with a group of friends … we knew 2 of the couples there but there were about 15 of us in total (plus two babies) and so it was great to get to meet some new people … Food was good and company was great … all in all a brilliant night out …

Friday went by in a bit of a blur … I’ve been on the verge of a full blown cold for the last few weeks … and by Friday it had started to catch up with me … I spent most of the day feeling abit meh … but had perked up by the evening thankfully as we had planned a ‘date night’ at The Ivy in Emirates Towers …

It was fun trying to find the place at first … neither of us had been to the Emirates Towers before and Dubai is notoriously bad with the signage … usually really last minute but we managed to get there without much trouble …

Dinner was good and service was great … right up until we wanted the bill … at which time it took about 30mins just to get someones attention to ask for it! … but we had a good evening and really enjoyed it …

The following day we had our Arabic class in the morning and finished learning the letters … it was a good lesson but I’m glad we will finally be moving onto other things rather than just focusing on the letters … After the class we ran a few errands and generally got on with some not so interesting chores …

In the evening we headed down to the Madinat Jumeirah for some dinner at the Rivington Grill and went to see John Cleese at the Theatre … he was doing one of those ‘An Evening With …’ shows where he basically talked about his life and his career on stage … it was a really good laugh and incredibly entertaining … He’s coming back in the autumn so we will probably look to go see him again later in the year …

Derek have a lazy nap …

So that was last weekend … busy but productive … with lots of good food to go with it … this past week has been incredibly hectic … both Perry and I have gotten busier at work which helps the days go by alot quicker … but Perry has also been busy alot of the evenings this week too … We had arranged to go to Ruths Chris steakhouse on Thursday evening (last night) with Stef and Bas to catch up over some steaks!

Hugo slept like this for ages …

Perry and I got there on time however Stef & Bas had been held up by a prior engagement … so we let the restaurant know when we got there and we sat down to wait for them … we kept in touch to see how long they would be and it soon became apparent that they were running very late … so Perry and I ordered some crab cakes to keep us going till they arrived … in the end they were over an hour late … but it wasnt all bad really cause it was a great opportunity for Perry and I to just catch up … with this week being even more hectic than the one before we had barely had a chance to talk to each other …

Derek is just abit curious …

Anyway once they arrived we ordered and food arrived relatively swiftly … it turned out to be a great evening and the food was amazing … it is definitely one of the best steaks I’ve ever had … very yummy …

One thing thats really annoying me about the summer weather is the extremes of temperature between outside and inside … especially at work … with it being around the 40 degree mark most days outside … someone in the office has decided that keeping the AC on at freezer temperatures is a good idea … I’m left deciding if I should be dressing for the weather in my office or outdoors … and usually I go for the latter option … and keep a jacket and scarf in the office for those days that just get really cold! … it has left me battling a mild cold for the last 4 weeks … constant sniffles and sneezing and generally feeling meh alot … and its frustrating cause I feel more tired than I normally would because of it too!

Hugo has literally started climbing the cupboards …

Anyway I think thats enough for this post … this was just a general update on what we’ve been up to since I last blogged … Have another one coming about about the Kittens and one about this morning and upcoming plans for the next few weeks!

Take care …

Mina X

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