Thursday’s Weekly Roundup … Pub Quiz & Shopping …

Hello … Its been a long week … but good fun too … I’ve been managing to get lifts from the guys on site so I haven’t had to wait around in the evenings for Perry to come get me … which means we both have been able to get home quicker … Vicky and Rachel have been here so its been fun to have people over to stay and getting to do stuff with them too …

Vicky and Rachel arrived rather early in the morning on the Sunday and so they were sleeping as we left for work that morning … we caught up with them in the evening and headed on down along JBR for some dinner at the Butcher Shop …

On Monday the girls had booked a cabana at Nassimi beach for the day so by the time Perry and I got home they were knackered and tired out from the sun so we had a night in chatting away … We decided to head out for a pub quiz on Tuesday evening and went over to Fibber Magee’s along Sheikh Zayed road … its up around the financial district which wouldn’t usually take too long to get too … but the amount of traffic that evening meant we ended up abandoning the car by a metro station and hopping onto the train to get there … good thing we did too as it was gridlocked the whole way …

The Irish Pub was packed but we managed to nab the corner of a table and settled down for the quiz … we ordered a round of burgers and as it was ladies night the girls got free drinks for the evening … nice little bonus …

The quiz itself was good fun and Vicky even won a voucher for 5 free drinks in the little lottery/bingo game too … so looks like we will need to come back here at some point soon! … oh and I loved this sign by the door …

For the last couple weeks there have been some road works going on outside our building on the junction … they are working on building a tram line that runs around the Marina and have finally come to the cross section near our building … at first I was quite annoyed by this but it soon became apparent that it was actually quite beneficial … all the traffic that used to build up over our bridge (and the associated loud levels of beeping) transfered over to the next bridge as cars could no longer go straight over the junction onto JBR … meant the last few weekends have been blissfully quiet around here …

Unfortunately I noticed this morning that they have finally finished on the junction and its been opened up again … I was kinda hoping it would go on for another couple weeks … it was nice while it lasted … Last year around Eid al Adha the level of noise was at its worst … all the visitors who come over from Saudi love to honk their horns for no apparent reason … and they create such a racket … hopefully it wont be too bad this weekend …

Yesterday afternoon I got a sudden bought of nausea and a killer headache while at work … it was horrid … and I felt really ill for the rest of the afternoon and evening … once Perry got home and we’d all had dinner I was still feeling terrible … I had SOMETHING SIMILAR happen about 6 months ago last time Vicky was over visiting (Perry thinks I may be allergic to his family!) … So Perry and I headed to A&E to get checked out … the Dr confirmed that I had what I’d had last time … in fact it was the same Dr I saw previously too …

He believe’s I have been having repeated attacks of Acute Vestibulitis … the definition I can find for it is this – Acute vestibulitis often occurs after a cold or other upper respiratory infection and results in severe vertigo and nausea. It usually resolves over the space of a week or two – and it could be linked to my allergies which cause me to have cold/flu like symptoms … in either case I’ve been given anti-vertigo drugs and been told to go see an Ear-Nose-Throat Dr to get it checked out …

After we got home Perry was shattered … poor thing he just passed out on the bean bag …

Today the girls and I headed out for a day at Dubai Mall and Karama … shopping and sight seeing as it were … I’m planning on doing a full post on our day later at some point … but for now I will just tell you it was a good long day …

Now thats a BIG T-shirt …

Started out going for breakfast with Perry and the girls … then left Perry to go to Dubai Mall … had a wander round and some lunch before heading to Karama for a couple hours … now were home were just taking it easy for a bit … its been a long day … and this evening were heading out to Blends Lounge at The Address Dubai Marina for a few drinks …

After we got home this afternoon … 

As for the rest of this Long Weekend … well were off to Brunch tomorrow which we are all looking forward too … and then thought we would check out some of the EID festivities that are happening around the city on Saturday … haven’t quite come up with a full plan yet but as it’s Rachel’s Birthday on that day we will probably let her decide what she fancies doing …

Anyway I think that covers it for this week …

Till next time …

Mina X

P.S. I made some yummy Sweet Potato Crisps last weekend … will need to make more soon …

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