Abu Dhabi for the week!

So here we are in Abu Dhabi - I am here for the week and then return to the UK.

Have visited the school and got the uniform. Flo is understandably a bit worried about starting a new school, but I think she will be fine. K is being a bit of a pain - not really wanting to sort things out - took him 2 days to find a temporary sim card for the phone! I think actually he will be fine when I leave - not that he won't miss me - but he will just have to get on with things.

Housing seems to be less of an issue than we thought. Went to see 3 houses in Al Raha Gardens and all three would be suitable. So now just the choice!

Went to Dubai to meet my new colleagues and then met my boss at the Shangri La Hotel for breakfast which was very nice. Poor K has not had any contact from his boss - not a phone call or an email to welcome him, or suggest a drink or lunch or anything - pretty poor show I think!

Anyway we had Brunch today at Le Royal Meridien which was lovely and great views from the revolving restaurant - bit of a muddle over the booking but sorted out in the end!

I liked the champagne......................

Better Week

Well this has been an interesting week, so we had snow on Monday and Tuesday! The whole place came to a halt and in some places its still bad - cold in London but no snow at the moment - although the forecast is for more tomorrow!

In terms of the move, things are going better. Flo's place at Al Yasmina is confirmed and she has a space on the bus from the Corniche. ADAC are now helping with Fred's place so fingers crossed.

Nothing on my replacement at work yet - so that is worrying. I am not sure Keith is going to be too keen on being out in the UAE with Flo on their own for too long. I hope to get details on my package tomorrow - I am thinking the worst, and that it won't be enough - then I can only be pleasantly surprised!

Still clearing out the house, its never ending! No news on the rental yet which is a concern - but we are where we are, and there is no point worrying about it.

Birthday was good and got some lovely Noro wool from Sue! My birthday present to myself, my Knit Picks needles arrived and they are lovely. The KAL is coming on well - suppose I should take a photo.

The other funny thing was that I knitted Flo a sperm for her biology homework - did not seem too bizarre at the time (well it meant another knitting opportunity after all!) but everyone else I told thought it was hilarious..........well see for yourself!!

Snow Aliens

So where did making a plain old snowman go.........Fred made a snow Alien with a red chilli pepper for a nose!!

Life has come to a grinding halt.............

Snow in London - whoa! At first it was lovely, no school, no work, thoughts of being holed up in the house in the armchair - knitting!

Ah so actually it meant I have been logged onto work trying to sort stuff out 'virtually' and have only just stepped away from my work email page. On the other hand Keith and the kids went for lunch in the pub followed by snowball fights...............hmmn not sure I got the deal there!

Anyway its very pretty (or at least it was!) but has caused complete havoc in the city - with more forecast! I guess its the UK weather's way of saying goodbye!

K's family were over yesterday for a farewell lunch so it actually feels like we are going now!

Managed to get on with the KAL - although the wool looks lovely, its is a nightmare to work with! Moving onto the lace pattern shortly so that will be interesting. Anyway enjoy the snow pictures............