A Bad Weather Weekend

14 Apr

The wind blew in yet another sandstorm yesterday afternoon. EVERYTHING is covered in a thick layer of beige this morning and the air is thick with the dust still waiting to settle around us. The temperature has dropped from around 35 degrees C yesterday to around 20 degrees C today.

It is that time of year when the sandstorms occur with regular monotony so we’re prepared for the onslaught of constant dirtiness. Needless to say, we’ll be spending most of this weekend indoors. Fortunately we have a birthday party to attend this afternoon, which will keep Luka entertained and help to prevent the onset of cabin fever (which comes very quickly to one used to spending most of his days outdoors).

This morning…

DJ Olaf is finishing off his playlist for The English Society Ball, hosted by the British Ambassador in his garden this evening, which we will be attending with a bunch of friends. Luka is playing with play dough, drawing and drinking pink milk (just like Lola) and I am finishing off making the birthday present for this afternoons party.

I’m sure we’ll be out and about again tomorrow. We can only stay put so long…


8 Responses to “A Bad Weather Weekend”

  1. helette April 14, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Olaf, playing with dough, drawing and drinking pink milk????? ….if i didn’t see Luka in the photo doing just that, I’d be worried !!! Hope you are all well , my friend!! Miss you lots!


    • dustbusting April 15, 2011 at 4:49 am #

      Ha, ha! You know Olaf loves doing all that stuff too(especially the pink milk part). He just quickly moved infront of the laptop for the photo. It’s all a hoax.

      Lots of love back at ya

  2. cookinganddinnerparties April 14, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    Lol I had a little giggle about the above comment too 🙂

    You will just have to book your flights to Vietnam, we wont have too much dust here 🙂

    Big kisses to you all, we miss you
    x x x x

    • dustbusting April 15, 2011 at 4:51 am #

      We see that lack of dust in your photo’s TC and the amazing beauty that surrounds you in Vietnam and we die a little on the inside every time. We are all so envious, my dear.

  3. OPA & OMA April 14, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    hi pips i rely love your wall will you please paint one of our wall’s when you next visit?and it looks so great with both the boys working away love brigitte.
    P.S love your table cloth

    • dustbusting April 15, 2011 at 4:53 am #

      I shall paint a wall for you with pleasure. I would love to paint more of ours but I loose my nerve as I know I am not really supposed to.

      The tablecloth is just one I made from IKEA fabric, nothing fancy. I am a stripe addict

  4. Jana April 16, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    I can’t even begin to imagine how “air thick with dust” feels on one’s lungs. I guess you stay a lot indoors these days, playing with playdough 😉
    It’s a pity, it sounds like temperatures are at to comfortable “lows” and you could be enjoying the outdoors. Or am I wrong?

    • dustbusting April 16, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

      We are lucky, none of the Brinkmanns struggle with dust related illnesses or allergies so we get to play outside happily with no problems. It is just so darn dirty and oppressive!

      It’s warming up so we probably don’t have too much time left to be outdoors comfortably. A few more weeks and it’s gonna be cooking over these parts.

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