On my return from Abu Dhabi this afternoon my first port of call had to be the local boozer. And that's where I was when BetterArf showed up. She's also had a helluva week, and we sat there like zombies. We were supposed to be going to a party tonight, but decided we were just too tired to manage it. So we've blobbed out.
BetterArf has a new project on. Her school holds an annual 'International Day', when staff and students all dress in their national costume and they have different stalls from all the countries that are represented. Now the problem with being a Brit is that there is no such thing as a 'national costume'. So BetterArf has decided to go as the Jebel Ali Pearly Queen. This slightly obscure London tradition involves people sewing thousands of white buttons onto black suits to form patterns. When I say thousands, it's actually about 35,000 per suit! BetterArf went to Satwa and came back with a bag of 1,500 buttons, so the suit might be a bit skimpy, but you get the idea. Ish. It's going to be a sewing weekend.