Monday Links For The Week …

Hello everyone … and welcome to another Monday Links post … things have mellowed out a bit for me at work lately which is much appreciated … although I know from the end of next week onwards is gong to be quite busy again … and with September looming we have a month of family birthday’s coming up … Starting with Perry at the end of August and myself at towards the end of September 6 out of the 8 member of our combined immediate family’s have our birthday’s within these coming 4 weeks …

Perry and I aren’t even sure what we will do for our birthday’s this year … we had thought of going on a short break somewhere nearby but with both of us busy at work its unlikely we will be granted the time off … in fact work have specifically told me we cant book any time off for the next couple months due to work load …

Anyway last weekend Perry and I decided to go to Dubai Mall on Friday night … a sentence that I don’t really say too often … its the one time of the week that we usually make the most effort to avoid going to Dubai Mall … but having been stuck indoors for most of the day we wanted to get out for a bit and see a movie … and the only place showing the film we wanted to see that wasnt fully booked was the Dubai Mall cinema so we braved the crowds … and survived … it did get stressful at times … but we made it through …

photo(it doesn’t look too bad … but what you cant see is the crowd all jammed together like sardines in a tin … over to the right just outside of the picture queuing to get tickets)

One of the reasons we avoid the mall at these times is we both get stressed out by the sheer volume of people milling around … and it makes us both irritable … easy solution is to just avoid the problem …

Anyway here are this week’s links for the week … not too many today … but hope you enjoy nonetheless …

  1. FAILURE BY DESIGN … interesting to see what architectural feats failed the first time round and what was learnt from each failure …
  2. EXPLORING LOS ANGELES FORGOTTEN STAIRWAYS TO THE STARS … an interesting insight into a city where you are predominantly reliant on cars to get around … or atleast that was my experience of LA 10 years ago …
  3. DANCE THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND … Your brain cannot process this due to the costumes being worn … its quite amazing really … 
  4. BREAKFAST A MANIFESTO … loved this …
  5. ABANDONED HOUSE IN THE WOODS TAKEN OVER BY ANIMALS … beautiful photography and lovely to see nature taking over these unused buildings in the middle of the woods …
  6. EASY RUSTIC RASPBERRY PIE TWISTS … yummy … would probably work quite well with some puff pastry too …
  7. HANK BOUGHT A BUS … love this so much … love the concept and reading the stories and adventures they have been on is pretty inspiring …
  8. TIM DOWLING: INTERNATIONAL RESCUE… His wife’s reaction in this story is great … sounds similar to something I would do/have done before (not a broken bone but other injuries) …

That’s it for this week …

Till next time …

Mina X

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