Tag Archive | Arabian Nights

An Arabian Night….

The weather at this time of the year is at its best in the UAE. A great dose of chilly air with a bit of sun thrown in and I am totally lovin’ it ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m going to stay in the present and enjoy every bit of the season without letting my mind run off to the fact that the blissful weather will not stay long with us.

Last evening, I had a lovely open-air evening out with some Emirati friends. We sat around the fire drinking Arabian coffee – a wonderful blend of coffee and spices – eating dates, cakes, grill etc. It was just a lovely evening well spent; watching the logs crackle and burn, eating, listening to music, chatting about everything and nothing.

Though my inner throat was growling to snaffle all the goodies in sight, I held my self-respect like a cloak around me in the chilly night and indulged daintily. I am a foodie and believe me when I tell you that the struggle to behave myself around food is real, especially when it comes to sweet nibbles.

I keep having to tell the cookie monster in me that it’s all about balance and not either of the extremes – starving the craving or gobbling up everything – and I think that approach keeps her tamed, calm and contented.

Last night also reminded me that the deeply satisfying and pleasurable things in life are the simple things and most times these simple things are free: laughter, friendship, music, nature…and of course food ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s the start of a new work week, though mine started yesterday and wherever you may be at this point in time, remember that grace abounds. May your week be fulfilling and your hunger satisfied.

Flattening My Gluteus Maximus – Echoes of My Neighbourhood

My Echoes this week has been more on my butt, making it flat writing posts for my new blog ‘The Art of Beautiful Expressions’ and curating photos to upload.

The weather is getting so lovely these day that it’s beauty beckons one to go out and explore and I intend to maximize the opportunity starting from this weekend.

Between the usual weekly runaround of trying to earn a livelihood to keep the body and soul together, keeping the family machine well-oiled and running, I clicked some photos for the week here and there, from a little adventure in a quaint elevator, running into a wedding party, speedy shopping…

Lady Lee shares some weekly smiles – a tasty platter made by her darling him indoors and gorgeous photos to feed the eyes.

Now, be a good neighbour and share yours with us ๐Ÿ˜‰

On Thursdays, I share pictures about โ€˜Echos of my Neighbourhood.

I would like to invite you to participate. The challenge is quite simple and you can find out more about it through this link.

We will be having our monthly blog party this weekend โ€“ Saturday 29th โ€“ Sunday 30th. Itโ€™s a Halloween themed party. Stay tuned and hope to see you in your dreary, scaryย drag.

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