You know those weekends. Either there is nothing going on or even all at once. And so it was last weekend. Although I complain to me does not want. On the contrary, it was a joyous occasion
It started Thursday at which Susan had an exception to the school to look after the kids for a project day. I had to rest in the afternoon.
Then we were off to the final game and awards ceremony at the basketball tournament of the company. This began later than announced, so I only the first half of the game and not paying attention to the awards ceremony. Instead, it went to Bonfire Night in the compound.
True to style, there was a large fire in a metal box, into which a Guy Fawkes doll was thrown, this British tradition needs to be. I fell exactly 3 minutes before the doll was thrown into the fire and was able in time to make some nice shots of it.
During a final round of the soccer field, we found by chance a kind of wooden plate, which is equipped with a mechanism to get out of the flat wooden bowl for a tray to make as nuts or the like, which you would like to offer on the table. Probably the thing was totally overpriced, but we could not resist and took it. And the thing was already a hit shortly afterwards with all that made it show again and again while we were already on the way out.
Because at the end of the evening we went to a 40th Birthday to Cordoba compound. Once there, I was really surprised at first, because the tables had ADAPTED by the pool like a wedding. On the other hand, of course, was a 40th Birthday accordingly
And so there was good food, but it was within a short period rather fresh. In early November would be nothing unusual in Germany, in Saudi so I had not expected and have always thought the descriptions it would be cold in winter, as excessive and "cold no longer used" estimated. Apparently I was wrong and here but it can be quite fresh. Interesting contrast by the way: get to the weekend before a nice sunburn and shortly afterwards to shiver in the evening light.
Together with the coolness and the actions in the course of the day, was with us then to have short Clock 23 a day and it went home. Originally, we wanted to celebrate along with the other birthday boy in my inside. Well, you get old
Old or older, at least I was on it briefly and then it was preparing for my 30th Birthday the next day. This included vacuum cleaner get, because we lack this and will be brought in daily by our janitor.
This was followed by garden tables and chairs appropriate amount. In this it was still necessary, even desert dust to clean from right. Since they are usually showered with water, had in addition to a harder jet still be applied by hand. Apart from that, even had coffee and tea can be ordered at the compound. We had borrowed the other in the family, this time we could even be delivered. Pretty handy and I think we will certainly use one or the other times. Priced way, also completely in the frame.
At last we could finally take advantage of our large terrace, and the same was filled with the invited 23 people, but it sure would have had another 10 more space. For this purpose, but Susan would certainly have gone crazy with the cooking preparations. Hats off to her for all the guests to cook and even invoke one of the pie for themselves.
There was a cheese anyway, marble, good flat chocolatey chocolate and coconut cake and a brioche from the German bakery.
In the evening we were allowed to be hermachen a chilli, a curry and a Bolognese. What remains is the way, hardly anything. Strongly suggests that there appears to have tasted
Gifts were also I now have not yet a traditional Saudi robe (the Thobe), but ever practice with the tie in the typical look of the headscarves of the Saudis. For selbige I received the next day directly praise from one who daily bears the Thobe.
Apart from the tie, we finally hang some of our wedding photos on the wall, so the house looks personal. To the Arabic course in the blog, I am now probably no longer around, after I have been given some assistance to Arab learning. Then you have to pay for the same
So much for our weekend and I'm curious if this holds even more surprises next or whether it actually remains aktionslos
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