Friday, November 29, 2013
Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving with friends, family, and turkey! Our friends who just moved back from California graciously hosted Thanksgiving dinner at their lovely flat in East Dulwich. Being the creative hostess that she is, she made a pilgrim and Indian hats for us as party favours, whilst her awesome chef husband roasted a fantastic turkey with all the trimmings. It was a lovely evening with great food, laughter, and a fantastic pumpkin pie.
As if Thursday night's dinner wasn't enough, I insisted on roasting a turkey for two on Saturday just because I wouldn't feel right if I didn't spend hours roasting my own turkey and making my artery-clogging mash potatoes. After four days straight of turkey, it's safe to say that I've had my fix...until next year.
This year we are incredibly grateful for the UK granting us our Indefinite Leave to Remain, our health, and our wonderful family and friends across the world. We look forward to seeing you all in a few short weeks in San Francisco. Enjoy then, let the festive season begin! Cheers!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
We took a small detour to Musandam, Oman, a small peninsula between the UAE and mainland Oman, for some diving and trekking through the rugged mountains. We didn't end up trekking as we got our fix of sore legs in Nepal. We did however did a day of diving including a mini refresher course ahead of our diving holiday in Playa del Carmen over New Years. The diving wasn't great mostly due to the visibility but there is some amazing life in the Musandam -- we saw a three sting rays which was amazing! The scenery around Musandam reminded me a lot of the Sinai peninsula in Egypt. The "fjords" of the Middle East as they call it is no less spectacular. Here's a glimpse of Musandam: untouched and unspoilt.