A week on from our postponed camping trip things are looking good for it happening this weekend. There were rumors early in the week that the unsettled weather was going to last for a couple of weeks, but the national weather centre was quick to deny this. It looks as though they were right as temperatures have been steadily climbing and are predicted to be around 30 degrees tomorrow.
We are off to Al Sila'a, three hours to the west of here, just before the border with Saudi Arabia. One of the couples we are going with have been there before and apparently it is an idyllic location, so we are very much looking forward to it. Henry has decided not to come as there will be no other kids his age, so he is staying with a friend for the weekend.
It's been another busy week, but we've managed to pack a lot in, including eight laps of Yas Marina circuit on Tuesday evening. Yesterday was our ninth anniversary so we went out for a lovely meal at one of the restaurants at the Emirates Palace Hotel. Jo declared her steak the best she has ever had, and the left over piece I had in my sandwich this lunchtime was certainly delicious.
Today Jo has been in Archie's class at school helping the kids to make superhero costumes out of recyclable materials (boxes, cans, etc), and this afternoon we watched Flossie in her "Jungle Boogie Woogie" show, in which her class were on stage singing "Bare Necessaties". She was wearing the elephant costume that she and Jo had been working on for the last couple of weeks, and seemed to be really enjoying herself.
Anyway, I'll be back early next week to tell you about our camping trip, but I'll leave you with my final three "blasts from the past" of this week.
Tuesday: Valerie by Steve Winwood (1982)
Wednesday: Shout to the Top by The Style Council (1985)
Thursday: September by Earth, Wind & Fire (1978)