Weekly Roundups – Another Long Gap In Posts!

Here we go again after several weeks of missed posts … I just feel like there is generally so much going on in our lives at the moment that remembering to post a weekly round up each week is usually the first thing that falls off my list of priorities … anyway I’m back now with another hopefully quick roundup … photos are all from my Instagram feed and frankly that is the best place to keep up to date with what we are up to at the moment (you can find me on there as @knittingexpat) …

Anyway without any further blabbering here we go …

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Little tiny baby sock!

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We found out a few days before my birthday that we are having a little Girl! We are both so excited and can’t wait to meet her …

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One of the nice things about having Perry home means we can just decide to go out for dinner during the week without having to plan around when he will get home from work …

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A podcast episode where I managed to snag a Derek for the intro …

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Derek is just adorable when he comes to snuggle in bed …

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18 week bump …

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Hugo is being super snuggly lately …

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Working on some fun baby knits … I’m loving knitting all the cute little things …

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Perry took me out for a nice breakfast and day out for my Birthday …

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Even my bag got its own seat!

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On the way home we stopped at the super market to grab some bits and Perry managed to find Monster Munch … they’ve been out of stock everywhere in Bahrain since I’ve been back from the UK and its one of the only pregnancy cravings I’ve been having … this made me ridiculously happy when he came back with three of these multi bags …

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My Mum also sent us this box of marshmallows with photos printed on them as a joint birthday gift …

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I cast on a bright colourful project for my birthday cast on …

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A few days after my Birthday Perry and I started taking some Antenatal classes that were being offered by our hospital … some of it was new information and some of it we already knew but overall I feel much better for having done the classes …

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Another fun baby knit … love how the pattern worked up for this one …

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View of Bahrain from the window of our Antenatal class …

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Enjoying a hot chocolate with a giant marshmallow!

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Finished another fun knit for the baby …

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19 week bump!

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Hugo being his usual helpful self on the podcast …

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Progress of my colourful cardigan …

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At the end of September Perry and I also celebrated 5 years since we moved to the Middle East … its been a crazy amazing adventure so far with so many unexpected twists along the way … generally everything has worked out for the best and we are both quite excited to see where we end up next …

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We celebrated 5 years in the middle east with dinner at Shake Shack!

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Followed by Pancakes the next morning … these have to be some of the most amazing pancakes I’ve had in a long time …

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Hugo just looks so fed up when having his nails trimmed …

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Derek being super snuggly in the run up to dinner time … he is trying to make sure we don’t forget to feed them … I call this his Yoda Face!

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More cardigan knitting …

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I also released a couple of new hat patterns ¬†recently …

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Getting ready for bed one evening to find Hugo all tucked in already …

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20 week Bump! – half way there now …

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Podcast went up as usual … its the one thing I’ve been able to keep on top of each week since getting pregnant …

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The boys lounging in the sunshine …

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Blocking another finished design …

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Working on the little nuggets baby blanket …

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In the run up to Perry leaving for Hong Kong Hugo was being super needy … its like he knew he was leaving …

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And after he left he was still super snuggly and needy for the next couple days …

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He even took to sleeping on my pillow in the evening …

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Derek seemed to only be interested in being fed!

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Started some new socks in some halloween inspired colours …

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Derek trying to negotiate an early feeding time …

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21 week Bump!

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Last week’s podcast went up without a hitch … including a closeup of Hugo’s face and an appearance from the bump!

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I managed to figure out how to make a fun colour blocked pom pom for a new hat design I’m working on … love how this one turned out …

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Turns out Derek is also missing Perry … I found him curled up on his office chair sleeping in the spare room …

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I finally finished all those project bags I’d been meaning to get done since I finished prepping the fabric back in Spring!

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My yarn swift decided it had had enough and gave up!

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I managed to finagle a temporary fix so it will keep working for now until I can get a new one after we move …

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I was glad to see the boys were as concerned about me leaving for Dubai as they were about Perry going away … they could barely have cared less if they tried!

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I also published my latest shawl pattern just before I left for the airport …

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I mainly came to Dubai to close out a few things and finish getting some admin type stuff sorted … and finally got that all done now which is a great relief … but somewhere along the way I managed to pick up a sore throat which isn’t any fun for anyone … but I did manage to go out and see some friends for dinner the other night and had a couple of drinks while waiting for them to arrive …

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Been missing my little fluffy babies alot since being away this time … I’m going home tomorrow and looking forward to seeing them both again soon … being sick is really taking it out of me and I don’t have much energy to do anything at the moment so I’m really glad all the things I came here to do are now finished.

Anyway that is it for this week … hopefully the next one wont take me so long …

Take Care …

Mina X

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