Sunday, August 21, 2016

simple things...

this weekend was quiet.

My husband flew out Friday morning for a meeting in London and also to travel back with our daughter back to KZ this weekend after her trip to China.  (the wall of china looks like a place to visit)

Anyway, so it was quiet.




I did manage to get our curtains put up in the house and they look great.  Our house is empty at the moment as we are waiting for our air and surface shipment.



I'm thankful that the curtains went up cause it sure does help with the acoustics of the house and not to mention keeping out the sunlight!

I even managed to sleep in this morning thanks to the 'black out' curtains that are good for when the sun comes out before 6am and sets after 8.30!




I hope you had a good weekend too.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

that was a first.....

So today I was accosted!!

By a kid.  I couldn't believe it that he had the nerve.  Actually when I stepped out of my taxi he approached me begging me for some money in a calm voice, and in a tone where I could tell he was begging.  Before I could say anything, he's voice got aggressive and he lunged toward me as if to scare me.

He was a kid!  no taller than my own son who is only 8.  I didn't feel scared or threatened in any way, in fact if I had reacted and maybe hit him or pushed him, I think I would have gotten into more trouble.

I walked away thinking wow............now that's a first here!  I'm not deterred but it was a good reminder to be careful and aware of my surroundings, no matter where I am.

Anyway after that I walked over and took a picture of this place.  Its a restaurant.  I love the structure of it and how very traditional it looks.  I've been once but in the winter.  maybe it's time to go now, the last summer days in Atyrau.


Happy Hump Day!

Monday, August 15, 2016

weekends are for...................

friday nights at the tiki bar and pool.


and the rest of the weekend, exploring this city which will be home for the next couple of years......(i think).

coffee lab.  kvb





hope you enjoyed your weekend.