Weekly Roundup Time … From Beaches to Malls … Summer in Dubai …

10439425_10152619227033793_3443385674322440642_nHey everyone … its been a stressful week … but I am so glad it is finally the weekend … anyway before I get too carried away I’ll start with what we got up to last weekend when Vicky and Shane came to visit …

They were only here for a couple days so we took them to Dubai Mall on the Friday afternoon … showed them around there … they went to At The Top and we had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory …

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On the Saturday I took Shane and Vicky down to the beach near our apartment first thing in the morning to dip our feet in the water …

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The water was already really warm at 9am … and honestly I can’t say I’ve had many moments in life where I’ve felt short … but standing next to Shane always makes me feel tiny …

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After that we headed out with Perry in tow to show them the Palm and Madinat Jumeirah … before heading back home to relax for a couple hours before they left for their Desert Safari …

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Recently I found a local knitting group in Dubai called UAE AMIRAS … thankfully I’m not the only person crazy enough to knit in the heat … anyway they were having a meetup last Saturday so while Vicky and Shane were off on their Desert Safari I hopped out to attend the meetup … it was actually a lot of fun … and its great to meet other people who are interested in the same things as you … I even picked up a few things while I was there so that was an added bonus … I’m looking forward to attending more meetups going forward too …

That pretty much sums up our weekend … the week has just been busy and stressful at work … Perry being away during the week is not bothering me as much these days … probably because I’m keeping myself busy in the evenings with knitting and such stuff …

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetI actually decided to learn some basic crocheting this week … I’ve read quite a few things about how Crochet can be useful for knitters … so I thought it would be good to try and do something in Crochet for practice …

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetI had quite a bit of the really chunky wool I got from Iran left … (the same one I used to make those BLUE & YELLOW SLIPPERS) … so I decided to make a small blanket with what I had left …

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetIt turned out better than I’d expected … and crochet works up so much faster than knitting … and uses a lot of yarn quickly … it was a good way to use up this really thick yarn … it was so quick I had the blanket finished in 2 evenings … its not particularly massive about 90cm x 90cm in size … and I ran out of the Dark blue at one point and had to make it up with the yellow leftovers …

Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetThis was always meant to just be a practice thing and I’m quite happy with how it turned out in the end … it’ll probably end up as a kitten blanket … I won’t say that I will never do a crochet project again but I just prefer the look of knitting overall … I think I’ll just stick with using Crochet as an embelishment option for my knits going forward … but I’m really glad I tried it …

As for this weekend … well we don’t have much planned … other than a whole host of admin related stuff we really need to sort out … just one of those things that have been sat on our to do list for far too long …

Anyway hope you are all having a lovely end to the week …

Till next time …

Mina X

P.S. most of the pictures above are from Vicky’s camera … 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Roundup Time … From Beaches to Malls … Summer in Dubai …

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