Thursday’s Weekly Roundup … Thick Fog & Starting To Get Festive …

Well this last week has been a bit of a funny one … I’ve not been entirely myself … both Perry and I have been feeling a lot more tired the last few days … even with the long weekend and sleeping in later than usual in the mornings we still don’t seem to have a lot of energy … maybe its our body’s way of telling us its already winding down for Christmas … in either case its now two weeks today till we leave for the UK … and I’m getting more excited about it 🙂

Last weekend we headed over to the ABU DHABI SHANGRI-LA hotel for a night … and Sunday was HUGO AND DEREK’S 2ND BIRTHDAY … with the DUBAI MARINA BOAT PARADE in the afternoon celebrating the UAE’s 42nd National Day … even with all this going on though it didn’t feel like an overly busy weekend … which is always good …

The week itself has been pretty busy … mostly for Perry whose coming up to the end of a project he’s on and so things are getting frantic before he finishes up … and work for me has had its ups and downs the last few days … but nothing too major really …

The weather has taken a real turn this week with heavy fogs setting in the last few mornings … the first day we had the fog the news outlets reported there had been 300 car accidents that morning alone … which is really astronomical …

20131205-112536.jpgThats all I could see looking out the windows yesterday morning … pretty bad when it usually looks like this … (photo below taken from the same window) …

20131201-150245.jpgOne night I had completely forgotten about getting something sorted for dinner and Perry was getting home late so we ordered in some Iranian food from a place round the corner … Feri Kasif … they do some really bad-for-you-but-taste-awesome sandwich’s and while they are lovely they do make you end up feeling really guilty for having them … however their Kebab’s are amazing … really good quality and taste delicious … not to mention they come with a massive range of sides so when we order two meals we usually have enough left over for the next day … not to mention their rice is actually the best thing ever!

20131205-112526.jpgNow that December has well and truely started I feel the need to set up our little dinky Christmas Tree … so that is on the cards for this weekend … however in the mean time I did whip up a yummy batch of mini mince pies last night … so easy and I already had everything to make them except the filling which I picked up on my way home … I used THIS RECIPE as a guide but made mini pies instead of large ones … and I added a little sugar to the pastry mix too … not much but about a tablespoon for the whole batch …

20131205-112554.jpg 20131205-112545.jpgI managed to get 24 mini pies out the batch of pastry … I tried different ways of cutting the top piece and I think I like the little flower ones the best … dusted them with some Icing Sugar after and they are the perfect little bite sized treat …

Other than that we don’t have much else on this weekend … we are catching up with some friends for dinner tomorrow night … and that is pretty much all we have lined up for now …

That is it for this week …

Till next time …

Mina X

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