Sunday, 25 April 2010

Giant white dogs

There are about 10 giant white dogs (as tall as I am) standing in an empty shop down the road. Intriguing.


Its raining. Perfect weather. I am hungover. Just a little. Just so I feel no guilt about eating breakfast at Dunkin or about spending most of the day in front of the tv but not so that I couldnt eat at Dunkin. I had an apple donut, an egg and sausage muffin and a little of the toasted tuna cheese croissant that JD ordered. That might just be the best tuna sandwich ever.

Saturday, 24 April 2010


Went to work early as had a lot to do. Helped set up the Earth Day lunch and learn. Left work on time and walked home. Played 9 holes in short sleaves and carried my new bag. Love Fridays in general and this one in particular!

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Walking to work

Its nice to live so you can walk to work.

Sunday, 18 April 2010


So it was hot and sunny in Phoenix and it was great to see A. Everyone got hay fever as it seemed like everything was in bloom, including the cacti.

Now back in CT and it rained when I landed. Its not overly warm outside but at some point it was warm as I found the azalea bushes outside the flat are in full bloom. Lovely isnt it?

Sunday, 11 April 2010


37 of 40 - EL, what did you get?

Saturday, 10 April 2010


Went to the cinema last night and saw 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'. It was shown at the art house cinema in town and I dragged along JD and a friend. I forgot to tell them that the story is a bit gruesome so they were in for a surprise when Lisbeth met her guardian... And most of the audience was made up of little old people probably thinking 'ah a nice Swedish film is just what I want on a Friday night'. I felt for them.

A lot of gasps in the audience during certain sections of the movie. But overall a good film, we all liked it! Wont sell Sweden or Stockholm to any potential tourists but hey ho.

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Coming back today there was a pile of parcels outside the door! And lots of cards in the post! I am truly spoilt and have now got a new pile of books to read and lots of lovely sweets to eat (and some weird ones - those swedish easter egg filler sugar eggs - Thx Sister...) I feel blessed and loved and happy! JD thinks I am spoilt. He only got two letters.


Ah it was a booootiful wedding. And we all scrubbed up well so were presentable, smelling nice and looking good. We were at a resort outside Manama where the wedding was held in two private villas that were kinda joined with pools going through. Amazing. Good food. Lots of wine, champagne and booze. Bussed back to hotels at 2 AM. The next day spent travelling home. It took a while but today we made it home and tonight I am looking forward to my bed!

Sunday, 4 April 2010


Dinner was nice and well presented but seriously over priced. But it was fun to see the fishes in the acquarium and we had a cocktail on the top floor bar before hand so got to see the views as well as take the very fast glass lifts up the Burj Al Arab.

We are now in Bahrain and its hot. Its definitely an expat place rather than tourist place. Our hotel is very nice with a fully stocked kitchen, a living room and separate bedroom. Oh and a very nice pool! But we are a bit red today after frollicking in the sea a bit too long yesterday before our flight over here. So staying in the shade. Wedding is tomrrow. I got a lovely glittery brooch for the dress at a mall and the nice man explained to me the currency bits and bobs as I got a bit confused. Dress fits so all set for being in the pink tomorrow!

MoF - Flickr not allowed to be accessed in Dubai so photos will be uploaded once back in US.

Friday, 2 April 2010


Spent the morning by the infinity pool. Good birthday so far! Now, after a nap, to the beach then to Bruj Al Arab for dinner.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Lie in

We had an unplanned lie in this morning. Well this afternoon to be honest. We landed yesterday at 8 in the morning and got to the hotel and checked in, changed and nipped out directly. So we were by the pool by 10 and had a great day sunbathing. The sea is a lovely and balmy 27 so we did spend some quality time bobbing in the waves as well. We went to bed at 10 and congratulated ourselves on beating the jet lag. I woke up at 12 and found it odd I was so relaxed after just 2 hours sleep so went back to bed. JD woke up at 3 and realized we had overslept. Oops.

Luckily 3 is the perfect time to hit the beach so we did. And spent the afternoon bobbing. This evening we have been to the gold souk and had fantastic shawarma for dinner in a street corner (I got a nice present!) and also to the bars in the hotel where we realized all old russian men have young russian women on their arms and that music doesnt get better if you play it loudly. We found a nice place to sit and sip bear, hear the music at a normal level and play some cards. What a lovely day!