Tochal Views & Dizi Lunch … Tehran, Iran …

_MG_9682-1On our Second full day in Tehran we headed up the Tochal Mountain which is part of the Alborz mountain range to the North of Tehran … there is in fact a ski resort there which is popular during the winter months when there is sufficient snow to ski … its actually been one of the long term things on my ‘Life To Do List’ to go skiing in Iran … however that was not the plan for this trip … Perry and I along with my Cousins Saghi and Maani headed up the mountain with my Mum …

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Darband … Tehran, Iran …

_MG_9542-1After our morning at Tehran’s BIG BAZAAR … we had a bit of a rest at my cousin Mehrzad’s home and later in the early evening we headed to the Northern part of Tehran to Darband … its an area of shops/restaurants/cafes set along a narrow winding path up the side of a Mountain … its a popular place to go for dinner/bbq and generally for some exercise … you can see my post on DARBAND from my solo trip last year and read on ahead for photos from this trip …

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Monday Links for The Week …

Hey everyone … we had a very productive yet also quite relaxing weekend which was lovely actually … woke up yesterday morning after Hugo decided to run across the bed and launch himself off my back … but I did see this out the window once I’d rubbed the sleep from my eyes …

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Big Bazaar … Tehran, Iran …

IMG_1142-1So I have a lot of posts planned from our recent trip to Iran so bear with me … I’m going to try and space them out over the next few weeks so its not too overwhelming with photos and stuff … For this first post its all about the Big Bazaar in Tehran … you can see my PREVIOUS post on the Big Bazaar from my solo trip last year … and read on to see and read about this most recent visit …

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Caturday With Hugo & Derek … April 2014 Monthly Photos …

_MG_9035-1So as part of my 28 BEFORE 28 challenge I set myself … one of my goals was to make more of an effort to take photos of Hugo & Derek with my ‘proper’ camera rather than just relying on my phone … as great as the phone is some of my favourite photos of the boys are from when I’ve taken the time to take proper pictures of them … so my challenge was to take their pictures at least once a month … and here are my pictures for April as this week’s Caturday … I had originally had this post planned for while we were in Iran but internet troubles meant it had to wait a week …

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Thursday’s Weekly Roundup … A Brief Review Of Our Time In Iran …

_MG_9888-1Wow … well it feels good to be back … I ended up being forced to take a blogging break while we were in Iran … a combination of blocked websites … VPNs that didn’t work and sketchy internet access at certain times … I actually had a few posts lined up for while we were away but it doesn’t matter now … if anything I quite enjoyed the whole not being connected to the internet thing … it was a whole 10days of being almost entirely unplugged from the web … I say almost because Perry and I did have our work emails synced to my Iranian phone … but mostly I just cleared them from my inbox and I think there were only 2 or 3 that needed to be responded to … all in all it was quite refreshing not worrying about checking stuff online/facebook/blog etc for a few days …

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At The Beach JBR … With Stef, Bas & The Girls …

_MG_8385-1A couple weekends ago Stef, Bas and their little twin Girls came down to the Marina for a visit … we took the opportunity to go for a walk down to the new JBR Beach and check out all the new places that have opened up … while also giving the girls a chance to run around and let off some of their energy … it was the perfect opportunity for me to get some family photos of their lovely family …

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Monday Links for the Week … 21st April 2014

Hey everyone … so we just got back from Iran this afternoon and we had such a great time … it was a brilliant trip … it was really great to show Perry around and for him to finally meet my family who live there … I’ll have more of an update later in the week … some of you regular readers will have noticed there was no activity on the blog while we were away … due to internet restrictions/blocked websites/ & VPN’s not working … but in reality it was nice to take a break from the online world for a little bit … but I am glad to be back … and will hopefully be catching up with plenty of posts and photos from our trip over the next couple weeks …

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Caturday Time With Hugo & Derek … Scottish Folds In Dubai …

Hey everyone … so we are just about finished getting ready to leave for the airport to go to Iran … Our pet sitter will be coming by later to check on the boys and will be visiting them regularly while we are away … I miss my little fur babies so much when we are away but I am really happy with our pet sitter who loves them so much … and sends me lots and lots of pictures of them every couple of days to put my mind at rest …

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Thursday’s Weekly Roundup … Good News … Knitting & Iran …

Its been an exhausting week … but honestly it was a good one … work was busy which meant that the days flew by … and I got a lot of stuff done in the evenings too so I was happy with the productivity this week …

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