Friday, 11 October 2013

Highlights from my week

This week has been part hectic and part recuperating. I started the week off thinking I only had a week left in the country due to visa issues. Then, once that was cleared up, we had a little bank drama followed by some interviews/networking introductions topped up with a murderously painful shoe fiasco. The last two days were then spent part in bed recharging and part making an effort to catch up on the housework I’d neglected earlier in the week. Needless to say, blogging did not make the top of my to-do list any of these days but I decided that with the weekend here and Sam settled in for a week long public holiday, I’d make the effort to squeeze in a little post right before the end of the week.

Now, instead of focusing on the exhausting elements of this week I’ve decided to share with you a couple of my favourite things/highlights from this week.

  • Cat on the balcony – It's not been long since we got our cat (name yet to be decided on) so we have been keeping him from going out on the balcony. Then, after one of his particularly pitiful walks of boredom around the flat, I decided it was time to let him explore a bit further. He was a little hesitant at first and still runs in like a bullet if we call him, but sitting out there, watching the traffic and neighbours, is now something he’ll do for hours without complaint. Also, I don’t think I’ll ever get over how cute I find being able to see his little butt print in the sand after he comes back in!

  • Knitting – I was introduced to a Japanese dollar/pound store called Daiso this week. This turned out to be a beautiful wonderland filled with all kinds of weird and wonderful things including yarn and knitting needles – which I’d not yet managed to get my hands on in Dubai. Consequently the majority of my free time since bringing my treasures home has been spent knitting. Not knitting anything in particular, just enjoying knitting.

The end of this week is also turning out to be pretty great. It feels wonderful to have Sam in holiday mode and after I straighten up the kitchen, there is a dinner with the in-laws to look forward to tonight.


  1. Aww, your cat sounds (and looks) adorable. We've had ours about two months now & she's progressed from hiding behind the soft to hiding in cupboards.
    What was the panic over visas? Is it all properly resolved now?

  2. That should have been sofa up there, not soft.

    1. I guessed as much :P
      The visa stuff is sorted now, for a while had to be seriously considering making a trip to Glasgow and back so I'm very thankful it's sorted now :)