Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year - 2012!!

Dr X and I are celebrating the New Year quietly with just the two of us. He's been cooking in the kitchen all afternoon, whilst I helped by having a nap on the couch and catching up with programmes on iplayer. 
After a feast of gratin, asparagus & carrots, duck (for the meat eater) and French champagne we're going to finish off our celebrations with his home made apple cake. I may not make it until the mid-night bell tolls as I'm normally asleep by 10 p.m. so I thought I'd post this now. So wherever you are and whoever you are celebrating with, I wish you all the best for 2012! Happy New Year xxx

Dayzed in Dubai...

At the beginning of December Dr X and I took to the skies and ended up in Dubai for 10 days. We wanted to escape the winter blues and re-capture some summer sun. We also wanted to catch up with some friends living out there. Dubai delivered on our holiday expectations, but it was a strange experience. Dubai is a land of contrasts - the very poor mixing with the ultra luxurious, some of the best restaurants in the world but the tap water is undrinkable; the fastest cars with the worst drivers; huge new builds, but empty of people because the money ran out... So we found our summer solace but I was glad to come back to the UK.  Have you been? What did you think?