Monday, November 10, 2008

Fair but not so Lovely

I was just sitting here on my sofa thinking and what I was thinking about was this

Over here in the Middle East there is a huge array of skin lightening products available, much the same I guess as we have fake tan in the UK. Even the big brands such as Lancome, Clinique etc do them. Only here these products are marketed so overtly it is untrue - the ad above we actually have on TV here and we marvel every time we see it how they can get away with so blatently saying that if you lighten your skin you will get the job you want - just amazing. Why should it be so that if you have light skin you will get all that you wish for in life. I totally understand the philosophy behind it - if you have fair skin it means that you don't have to work out in the fields - that you are too rich to have to work at all and should be waited on hand and foot at every available opportunity - trust me, there is plenty of that attitude here - but do people really believe that if you have fair skin you will get the job you want ? I don't know - do you ?

I shall try to be back later with actual knitting content.

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Evenin' All

So it has been a lovely day for me today. Jacob was off school sick all last week - a lovely vomiting bug that is going round school, I have never seen him so ill. Anyway as a result I was pretty worn out by the end of the week and I decided that today was a ME day. I love a ME day !

I took Oscar to school with me this morning - which he just loves, he was so excited to get into the car I could hardly strap him in ! We then went for a coffee at Starbucks with a friend - very civilised ! I came home and did some knitting, which I will post about tomorrow when I have taken some photos and then I went to pamper city.

First up a pedicure, lovely red toes are now mine all mine. Then a little coffee and book session, followed by a reflexology massage and an Indian Head Massage, by the best lady in Muscat - Anne at Essence Spa. I love this place and I love Anne - I have tried many many spa's over the years and had many different treatments and I have to say that I think that Anne is the best I have ever come across. The first time I had an Indian Head Massage with her I think I went into a sort of deep hypnotherapy state - it was almost trance like - just amazing. Since I have problems with my ears - I try to go and see Anne every month or so. Since a fabulous Head Massage is only 10 OMR it doesn't break the bank - thank goodness. Thoughts were running through my head whilst Anne massaged me - mainly revolving around how relaxed I felt, but also moments of stress "What if Anne ever leaves ?". What would I do ? track her down across continents ? you know what I might consider it - she is that good and makes me feel that relaxed. So if you are ever in Muscat make your way to Essence Spa and have an Indian Head Massage with Anne - you won't regret it - you might regret passing out on the bed and waking yourself up snoring and drooling, but regret the massage - never !!!!

Of course the day did not continue in this vein - I had to take Jacob to swimming lessons this afternoon - which is not too much of a chore, but always a rush - ho hum - on the plus side we got a phone call from my Mother in Law this evening to say that they are going to come out for a short visit - how lovely we say - when ? - Day After Tomorrow !!!!!! Agggggggghhhhh I've got some preparation to do !

Ta ta

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Just keep bloggin

Well I am doggedly determined to keep this mooknits thing going and so I am belatedly going to try to do this blogging every day thing that is going on around the place - not sure how I'm going to keep it up - but I shall do my best. So I was browsing over at Anne's blog and saw that she had done this little thing - I thought - I can do that - I'll give it a go - well it wasn't as easy as I thought, but finally here we go.

What you need to do is this, type your answer to each of the questions below into a Flickr search. Using only the first page, choose your favorite image, then copy and paste each of the URL’s into the mosaic maker (3 columns, 4 rows) –
The questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you attend?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One word to describe you.
12. Your Flickr name.

Here is mine !

I had a horrible week last week - Jacob was off school sick all week and he was the sickest I have ever seen him - vomitting etc - I won't go into details - I thought I'd at least get lots of knitting done, but alas no - he just wanted me to sit with him all the time - understandable really - but not very productive. Still he is back to school today and all seems well - we'll see how it goes and how much knitting the little Oscar lets me get done this week - I am determined to make at least some progress !!

See you tomorrow then !