Sunday, 27 July 2014

Mai Tai Magic

So, in Thursdays post (here) I mentioned that we weren't gonna be going out because of hubby's lingering cold. To my surprise on hubby's way home from work he called me and said 'do you fancy going to Mai Tai tonight?' Erm, let me think about that for a minute! YES!! If you know me or have been keeping a close eye on my blog, you'd know I'm quite partial to the odd Cocktail and I love my food and of course date nights with my hubby!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Mufti day!

Yay, it's Mufti day!

Now, I was completely unknown to the term 'Mufti day' until my hubby started to say it on a Thursday. With our weekend in the UAE being a Friday & Saturday the last day of the working week is Thursday, dress down day at hub's office. Or 'Casual Friday' to the western world. 

At first, I really thought hubby was making this up, (but I turned to trusty Google and voilá it was there, a true meaning! well I never).  Hubs said, that's what they called it at his school when you had 'wear your own clothes day' or 'non uniform day'. Ours was 'tag day'. It always baffled me why you would call it 'wear your own clothes day', as isn't your school uniform your own anyway? Lol! So now, every Wednesday night we always say, Yay, its Mufti day tomorrow!!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

It's all about the small changes

As Summer is clearly upon us and holiday season has well and truly started, I'm sure we're all looking down and grimacing at our wobbly bits that we vowed would be gone by now! 

To be honest, I'm no supermodel and have my fair share of muffin tops, a pot belly and  wibby wobbly legs! I'm not really a gym person. I'd go a couple of times and then never make it back! I would love to be one of these girls who loves the gym and can motivate themselves to go everyday, but that's just not me. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Monday Madness

So, this morning started off with a major drama for me! 

While sitting down with the first cup of tea of the day and catching up on internet stuff on my trusty little laptop, the usual morning cat fight begun. As I jumped into action to break up the fighting kitties, I tripped over the laptop cable and it flew out of my notebook! (and for some reason it will only work if its plugged into the mains! It has no life on it's own, there goes me being able to take it on my travels, lol!).

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Weekend round-up


How was everyone's weekend? 

Well, if I'm honest, ours was very quiet to say the least. Hubby's had a major cold and fever the past week and it's still lingering around today. Like a good boy though, he's powering on through and still going to work and not moping around in bed.

 We stayed in all day Friday and even though we are home-bodies, we were starting to suffer a bit from cabin fever lol. On Saturday we made the effort to head over to the pool. The heat is so intense here now, we were literally in the pool the whole time!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Chit chat, this & that

Wednesday! Crumbs! Seriously, the weeks are flying past rapidly at the mo! Not that I'm complaining or anything. I actually love how quick this year is going and we'll be back in sunny Spain before we know it!

Today we're taking Lily to the vets for her booster. Bless her, I hate it when they get their jabs. Poppy was a nightmare (and still is) she's screams and wriggles, the claws come out and I actually fear for the vets arms, cringing inside as she pounces on him like a crazed lunatic! I'm hoping Lily will be a lot calmer!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

L'Oreal Elvive ExtraOrdinary Hair Oil

Since going to Spain I have found a fantastic English hairdresser, who's 
salon is literally five mins walk from the new house! 

It's so refreshing having a good hairdresser again, after years of bad UAE hair cuts and coloring!

I don't bother going to hairdresser's here anymore, just wait till we're next in Spain and get it done properly!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Fashion fancy

While perusing the internet at my favorite fashion websites,
 I've noticed more and more that the simple, braided, friendship bracelets are available.

I love these kind of bracelets. 
There's so many different designs and colors 
out there, at very purse friendly prices!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Catch up

I hope everyone's having/had a fab weekend! Ours was fairly relaxed and chilled.

Other then refereeing the continued cat fights between Poppy and our newest fur-baby Lily, (which is being very tiresome to say the least!) we have been relaxing over at the pool, spending most of the day floating on the lilo and planning our future.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Honey to the bee

As you've probably gathered from my recent Tweets, hubby has been away the last few nights on a business trip. I know he has to go away now and then for his job, but when he does I miss him soo much and I can never sleep properly either! 

I don't know why, but I think, like a scared child my imagination runs overtime and I'm constantly listening out for every little noise! And not forgetting it gets very lonely in bed, I do love to snuggle at night! The cats aren't much company as they're off doing their own thing!

As a good hubby he is, I was presented with a little pressie on his return!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Our new fur baby

We returned from our amazing, but busy vacation in Spain nearly two weeks ago now. The time has completely flown by and the main reason that we haven't fallen deep into post holiday blues, is our adorable new kitten, Lily.

The cattery we take Poppy too, is also an animal rescue centre. RAKAWC (Ras Al Khaimah Animal Welfare Centre) do an absolutely amazing job. Lily (or Roxy, which was the name given to her by the centre) caught our eye after we dropped Poppy off. She was a little lost sole found in the desert and taken to RAKAWC. Whilst we were away, the guys who work there did a great job at introducing the two girls and they seemed to get on, even though Poppy was a little wary.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

A cats life!

They say 'It's a dogs life', but after noticing my Poppy's recent behavior,
 I'd say it's very much 'a cats life' too!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Midweek pool time bag

I don't know about you guys, but my pool bag/ beach bag is always busting at the seems when hubby and I go to the pool. At the weekend we are loaded up! My bag has double the amount of stuff, we have suncreams, caps, glasses, sunglasses, noodles, lilos, water bottles and cool box! Crumbs and we only go across the road lol!

During the week it is a completely different story. I leave the lilo at home, sometimes take the noodles, so I can float, but try not to, as it always distracts me from getting on and doing some swimming!

When it's just me I leave the 'family' sized beach bag at home and tend to use a smaller more lightweight one, just big enough to carry my 'bare' essentials.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Everyday I'm tasseling!

I've come to notice a little, that I'm starting to become drawn to all things tasseled. 

Currently, in my wardrobe, there are a few things knocking around that are rocking some fringing.

My lovely beige, crochet casual bag, a recent buy of a tan crochet waistcoat, that's currently residing in Spain. A gorgeous, long, black, tasseled necklace, that I love to wear with a simple vest top. And, not forgetting, my recent purchase of my amazing, Jimmy Choo, tassled, ankle boots! (Look out for these items on future ootd posts!)