Sunday, July 15, 2012

I've been spoilt!

Well actually Colin has spoilt me several times since I've joined him here in Dubai, but this weekend he bought me this beautiful FreyWille bangle while we were out shopping at one of the malls.  I've loved FreyWille jewellery for ages and was very excited to find a FreyWille shop when I arrived here, and to be able to actually see them in real life and get to try on the different styles.  It was difficult to choose one as they are all so lovely, but in the end I decided that as I wanted to be able to wear it a lot, a style with lots of colours would be a good choice and would go with most things.  I couldn't believe I was carrying my own back home with me at the end of the day, it was a totally unexpected surprise!  Could it be a pressie because he's going to miss me when I leave him next weekend to come home to the UK for a visit, or perhaps it's because he's looking forward to a bit of piece and quiet for a few weeks until he comes home to join me…lol!

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

I'm Still Here!

This is just a quickie to say that I'm still around!  I should have blogged sooner but have been very busy settling into our little villa here in Dubai.  It took us a lot longer to find one that we would be happy to rent during our stay here, but we got there eventually, and now after all the scrubbing, cleaning and shopping, the villa is beginning to feel more homely!  The only things we brought with us were our personal belongings, most of which was my stash…lol, so we've had to start from scratch, buying not only furniture but also pots, pans, towels, bedding, you name it, everything but the kitchen sink…lol, and trying not to go too much over the budget that Colin's company has allowed us.  Thank goodness for Ikea, which is where we bought the majority of the furniture.  We've had to be sensible, because apart from a few nice things we've already bought, and others that I'm sure we will be tempted to buy in the future, we're not planning on bringing anything back to the UK with us when we eventually do return home.  With almost all the shopping for the villa finished I'm now ready to hit the huge Malls here and do some serious shopping for!

With so much going on I've find it difficult to get back into my stitching, but I have recently picked up my needle again.  I've only done a little though, so have no finishes yet to share, and it's probably going to be a while longer too before I do, as I'm popping back home to the UK for a visit soon. DH is going to join me after 4 weeks and then we'll return back here to Dubai together at the end of August.  It's getting far too hot here in Dubai this time of the year so time to get away for a break!

As I have no stitchy pictures to share I thought you might like to see a few of my home here.

This is where I'm now sat blogging.  The empty space on the desk is where I was planning to keep my sewing machine set up.  That was until DH needed somewhere to spread out and set up the company laptop when he's working from home, so I've decided to keep my sewing machine safely out of his way and bring it out only when needed.

This is where I'm hoping to sit and get plenty of stitching done.  Excuse the light shade over the dining table, it was left by the landlord and is awful and will be replaced once I've found something that looks right with the ceiling fan that we've had fitted in the lounge area.

What we look on to from our bedroom balcony.

Thank you for popping by, and if you're a regular visitor thank you for returning and not forgetting me!  :o)

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