Goodness me, it's been almost two weeks since I posted - mainly because I've been working on the T-thing and feeling guilty if I'm at the computer and not working. Ruth, if you're reading. I am working, really I am. There will be an email soon......
So where are we after almost two months? Well, we have a post box number, we have an Omani bank account with money in it (yay!), we have two cars (yes, we have two cars for basically the first time ever - the Mazda 2 and an Hyundai Sonata, yes the sonata is bigger and more manly so the blokes at work can stop teasing David), the curtains are coming on Friday, I got over the 'flu eventually, I've joined Horizon gym and have had my first PT session. Now to work off all the weight that I've put on over the last three months.
|Into a David lap cat...|
|Into a stealth cat...|
|Into a 'helpful' cat....|
|Into a must help Katrina lap cat|
|Meet Cow, saviour of skin!|
It's rather nice having a cat again. I'm not very good without cats.
We are going to try to get somewhere new each weekend, but that got blown out of the water by a very late Wednesday night at the Grand Hyatt celebrating A Taste of Australia with the Australian Business Group Oman. I wore heels which necessitated a pedicure and alcohol. The wine that was served was not wine I would have paid money for in Australia (shudder) but the food was fantastic. An Australian chef had been flown in and it was marvellous. I shall put photos up on the food page...soon...I promise. Of course the next morning was a little...slow...there had been a lot of alcohol consumed and we had hit the sack at 1:00am - well past our bedtime. So we settled for picking up a second hand Ikea bookshelf for not a lot of money and going out for a late lunch on Friday after we had both got some work done.
The weekend before saw us drive down to Sawadi Beach. It's not far out of Muscat, only about 65km on a good road. It's a beautiful place and anyone coming to visit will be dragged down there to enjoy it. It's a very shallow beach and has a series of islands just off shore.
|Sawadi Beach from the beach, looking across to the largest island|
|Sitting in the boat waiting for the driver and looking at coral|
|Pakistani lads playing African drum patterns|
Later, they walked/waded/swam out to the bit island
|The largest island with its Tower.|
|The tower. I'm not sure where this was taken, it could have been from a long way since David was playing with his zoom.|
|Climbing, climbing, climbing. |
There were conveniently place rotundas along the way for those of us
who were sensible and didn't want to die on the way up.
|Oooh look, a really cool carved door|
|The ghost in the tower.|
It was very, very dark. I could see absolutely nothing
and I have the bruises to prove it.
Of course the new camera can see in the dark.
|Look - fragrant flower on large rock in the middle of the sea.|
|The view from the top.|
Those are the other islands in the background.