Thursday’s Weekly Roundup … A Fun Weekend & Rough Week …

This week has been a little rough for me … especially without Perry around … but I’ll start with the positives from the weekend … it started with a lot of sleeping … both Perry and I were knackered by the end of last week and we pretty much slept all of Friday morning … we both needed it and felt much better the rest of the weekend for having slept those extra few hours …

On the Friday we went for a walk along JBR to check out the new The Beach development … which has come along leaps and bounds since the last time we had been down that way … I’m looking forward to seeing the place when its all opened up …

20140207-213156.jpg 20140207-213106.jpgLater that evening we headed to Ibn Battuta Mall … we had a few errands to run … tried out Flippin Pizza for dinner …

20140208-205137.jpg 20140208-205116.jpgAnd I unexpectedly ended up buying a new phone … it had been on my mind for the last couple months to get a new phone but I couldn’t bring myself to spend the money on a new iPhone … but I really liked the simplicity and functionality that the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom had and it was much more affordable (about 1/3 the cost of the iPhone) and I have to say I really like it so far …

On Saturday we made our way to the Jumeirah Citywalk shopping/restaurant complex … we’d heard about it and driven past it a few times but we finally took the time to go and check it out for ourselves … and had a bit of something to eat while we were there …

2014-02-08 13.31.54-1 2014-02-08 13.35.21-1 2014-02-08 13.31.59-1It was actually a very lovely weekend … as frustrating as it is that Perry has to work in Abu Dhabi during the week its actually not been too bad … cause at least on this project he’s not distracted with work over the weekends … which was the really annoying thing for his previous project …

On Saturday evening I ended up making a Lasagna without pasta (used sliced aubergines instead) and with a low fat white sauce … it was a bit of an experiment really … and while the white sauce didn’t pan out 100% like I had hoped … once it was all cooked together in the oven it acutally turned out pretty good … and didn’t taste half bad either …

ABM_1391873888There was plenty of leftover white sauce, meat sauce and aubergines to make up some individual portions to go into the freezer for some easy homemade ready meals …

I also met up with Stef during the week … I went round to see her and to practice getting the twins ready for bed and putting them down for the night … Perry and I will be babysitting them overnight next week and since Perry wont get there in time to help me put them to bed I needed to practice handling two 18 month old girls on my own … thankfully it all went swimmingly … I’m actually really looking forward to babysitting them … they are the cutest …

The rest of the week has been pretty busy with work … I did have to go to see the Dentist this week which wasn’t exactly great … I knew it was going to be bad news before the Dentist even said anything … I will spare the details … but simply some of the previous work I had done a couple years ago when we first moved to Dubai was failing and I needed the work redone …

I am really not a fan of the dentist … I have been to many over the years but I’ve only found a few who are actually good at what they do … about 7 years ago I had some really bad dental work done … which then had to be redone … and still they didn’t fix it properly and the teeth ended up getting infected and I had to see a specialist to fix the problem … it was quite traumatising going through all that re-work and it’s left me with this incredible sense on anxiety every time I have to go to the Dentist … literally I start shaking and tearing up just thinking about it …

Anyway the Dentist I saw yesterday referred me to a specialist to help me with the problems I’m currently facing … so I’m all booked in to go see her on Saturday morning … thankfully Perry can come with me this time for moral support … I’m going to need it …

2014-02-12 18.27.38As for the rest of the weekend … well we don’t have anything special planned for Valentines Day … we don’t really do much for it … our first year together I tried to cook Perry a meal at his place (back then Perry did most of the cooking in the relationship) … but his kitchen fought back … honestly I believed his cooker/hob was out to get me … and dinner ended up in a mess on the floor … with me cowering in the corner … so it’s been a pretty low key affair for us ever since …

My Brother is actually going to be in Dubai over the weekend … so it will be nice to hopefully catch up with him at some point … he’s here with friends so will only be staying with us one evening … he’s going on to Iran for a couple weeks after the weekend to see family …

2014-02-12 18.28.24This morning Perry went and finally submitted his application to get his Iran Visa … fingers crossed it all goes ok and soon we will know whether or not he can go so we can finally plan our trip … I’ve been wanting to take him for so long now …

Last night we had a terrible Thunderstorm in Dubai … with lightning and everything … it was so loud it totally ruined my sleep … I kept waking up to sudden loud rumbles of thunder or really bright flashes of lightning … not only that but it kept scaring Hugo & Derek too … so I had them both on the bed curled up tight next to me for most of the night …

Today also happens to be the exact date two years ago when we first saw the little guys … they were so tiny back then … and poor Derek was really ill too … thankfully they are both healthy full grown cats with a loving home … honestly I can barely remember what it was like without them around anymore …photo 1 (1) photo 2 (1)

Anyway I think I’ve probably rambled on for long enough … I really need to learn to stop waffling on as much as I do in these posts …

That is it for this week … have a lovely weekend …

Till next time …

Mina X

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