Thursday, November 10, 2011

last week

Sometimes, isn't it easier to let things flow as they will instead on planning them. I've always been a big planner, in the sense that I like to have everything organized and prepared. If we have guests coming to stay for a week, I like to have lots of menu options planned, along with sightseeing and eating out options. Is that too much for you? Do you like to take things as they come? Sometimes I find that I need to do that too, just let things be and let them flow.

I tried my hand at making scones for the first time. I've been making other drop scone variety quite often, but had never tried these types before. They came out nice, but a bit dry, and I'll be brushing them with butter before baking to get a nicer color next time around.

We hung out at the beach. It was fun and lively. A bit too lively when I almost got my head sliced off by a frisbee. But apart from that heart-thumping moment, it was a lovely relaxed afternoon.

Chilling with a Frappuccino at Starbucks on the beach. Always love how one will always find people from 10 different countries at these cafes. Makes one realize what a multicultural city we live in.

A little dreaming while lazing on the grass near our home. E kept herself busy playing and I followed suit!


hitchwriter said...

simply love your shots !

shilpa said...

such lovely shots... and her cutesie toes in the sand... time is flowing by, and, all we do is follow its wake :)

Shalini said...

It's funny to think of Starbucks in Dubai when there are three down the street from me. I bet they're better when you're not bombarded with them!

Franka said...

Looks very relaxed!

♥ Franka

Purvi said...

I do like to plan things in advance, even a dinner otherwise if I am short on time I panic and husband dear has to bear all the yelling :) :)

I have really loved Dubai and its great to met people from such varied backgrounds and countries.. i see it as a lot lo learning experience :)

Shalini said...

Thanks hw!

shilpa, she enjoys the beach, but is still a bit cautious about it all. Yes, so true.

Shalini, first of all, I'm still not used to knowing anyone with the same name as me. So weird, but it's never happened before, since it's quite a common name. And second of all, we are in the Starbucks bombardment zone here as well. In fact, in this community at the beach, there are 5 Starbucks, and most malls have 2-3 of them. But of course, nothing like being in Seattle and seeing them on every block.

Franka, yes, that's my idea of a good week! I just minus all the crazy running around that I do to get the daily stuff done, and focus on the good stuff :-))

Purvi, ha ha, that's what happens here too...the poor hubby has to bear the brunt of my irritation of not planning properly! I agree, seeing and meeting people from so many countries has been a great part of living in Dubai.

Nayana said...

Such a great shots...I loved that lil feet in adorable. I too like to planned things in last minute otherwise I would go panic :)

Shalini said...

Thanks Nayana. I loved the sand shot too...tried to get her footprints, but couldn't get a nice clear shot.

Lol, yes for me too. If I don't plan, I too go into a panic and everything flies from my brain :-(

vineeta said...

Shalini, came to your blog after a very long time and have thoroughly enjoyed all your posts, your pics and the peek into your slice of life, including your yummy looking baking. Also saw your daughter for the 1st time :) wow :) Felt like I met you after a long time. Thank god for blogs :)

Shalini said...

Vineeta, yes, it's really amazing how blogs and flickr have made us know each other.....I look forward to actually meeting you one day.

Yes, it's been a long time hasn't it....she's already seeming so grown up, not my little baby anymore.