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... br> In Saudi I have time in abundance so I have started a sour dough plant, a ginger beer plant and this week I made my first loaf. It was beautiful, soft, risen, slightly chewy, amazing I was so proud of myself that I cut it in half and delivered some to a friend around the block. So I am trying again today and so far it is looking like a success.
The biggest challenge that I have found is trying to eat ethically, in Australia it is not to difficult ...
... quite close. The other thing that I have got used to seeing is the gardeners stretched out in the oddest places in the middle of the day, nearly fell over one lying in my little garden today as I went to turn the hose on.
It feel like it is getting slightly cooler or I am getting used to the heat one or the other but it is a relief either way and this week I am going to investigate the golf course walk....5.4kms of sweaty enjoyment.
So weekend three and the start of week three in Dhahran, I finally made it to Ikea this weekend. Amazingly exactly the same as every other Ikea on the planet........ so that was uneventful. I also made it to the mall, but it was closed because of Ramadam, so we went to Saco (like Bunnings) and I bought some lucky bamboo & loctight (to fix my bike) instead of what ever I would have bought at the mall. That has been about it in terms of adventure's for ...
... old tree but it was satisfying to sit on top to enjoy the view. We were in the middle of the desert and there was nothing much to see but I had my imagination to fill my head with pretty pictures. Hehehe.
I am really thankful that I'm actually doing something rather than just sitting in this apartment where almost everyone creates their own bubble and stares hard into their phone screens scrolling and all. It's kinda boring here :S
... is only a 2 month old Macbook Pro - THAT'S NOT SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN Apple people!!! Fortunately, in one of the malls here there is an iMachine store (the international version of an Apple store in the States), who I took the laptop to. At first, they told me that it was likely a software issue, and that it would not be covered by the warranty on the laptop...even though it's only 2 months old! Mad as I was, I didn't ...
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