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I wasn’t so sure when I first saw this but my friends confirmed it for me. Some ladies have stopped exercising on trails anymore which are intended originally for walking and jogging (mamsha) and started heading to malls instead, like Mohallab. If you’re on the last floor and if you stick around long enough you’ll notice that you’ll see the same lady marching about in circles with her ipod on. It seems ladies favour malls over trails now just to avoid the heat, I don’t blame them but I’d still rather see them back on trails or on treadmills at the gym or home. I sometimes walk around in malls for the sake of moving my limbs but not in that obvious manner, plus it just doesn’t look good at malls.
I went to gap two days ago, I really like gap for kids but I didn’t like their store in the Avenues at all and I would rather shop online instead, I’d really feel more at ease esp. after having been stopped by the security guard because I was holding my baby’s juice in my hands. It was not allowed inside the store! I felt embarrassed but I handed the juice to him. He gave me a look and said: what can I do with it? Then I grabbed it back from him and put it down on the floor next to him, as I was about to get in the store, he said: as long as you come back for it. I didn’t!
I didn’t see any signs outside the store saying no food or drinks allowed inside the store. I’ve been to gap in the UK and I’ve always had food or juice with me, never did I encounter such a thing, no one seemed to care either.
I went with meemo on Thurs to pick her dress up from Zahra and while we were waiting I thought it would a great idea to let Hassan play on the slides there. After a couple of minutes I saw a girl in her 20′s approach us, sits on the chairs close by and looks straight at us. I looked at her hands I saw a shiny object, I looked closely and it was a very sharp pair of scissors, she passed them from one hand to the other. At some point she was even pointing them towards us. I didn’t know what to do but I felt quite threatened, nervous and very offended. I was ready to grab Hassan and meemo, and run for our lives lol. I didn’t feel comfortable with my baby playing around her either so all I could do was drag my baby away. There was something about the way she held those scissors that gave me the shivers. Still shivering!
As soon as Gap had their online sale I quickly placed an order for some baby clothes for Hassan and I got my package around 2 weeks ago just in time for our winter here lol. He looks so cute and adorable in Gap.
Items I got and are still available:
I couldn’t find the rest of the stuff I bought him but I like this too: Fairisle Fleece hoodie.
Yesterday night we came back from Glasgow. Their weather reminds me of London so much. It’s very sunny and way warmer than Aberdeen. The first day we got to Glasgow it was very late so we stayed at the hotel unpacking. We didn’t do much, just ate at Pizza Hut. Then slept until the next morning.
The next day we drove to Loch Lomond and we took some pictures of the lake there. This place is very special to my dad, back in the 80′s when my dad was still a post-graduate student he used to go there a lot with my mom to picnic and it was cool going back to the same places and re-living the good old days again. On that same day, we ate at The Bay Tree cafe and I think it was a Turkish restaurant because of the music playing, but their food was pretty good. Then later on we did a little bit of shopping at Braehead mall, it was so much crowded and stuffy that you’d feel the floors vibrating underneath you but it’s huge comparing to shopping centres in Aberdeen.
The third day we checked out of the hotel and we went to the Safari Park or Zoo. It was fun to drive thru the Zoo in the car, passing some endangered species, lions and tigers. We even rolled down our windows to have a better look at the lions, it was risky but everyone else was doing it. My dad parked the car, we walked around and we had a chance to pet some animals too. Hassan was enjoying his time there. Meemo tried feeding the ducks some toast and they actually surrounded her from every corner. She was running away and they chased after her. It was terrifying! One duck even stood in front of the car behind us and it wouldn’t shoo away lol.
I went to Asda the other day and I’ve found so many organic products that I really thought they’ve gone too far with this business, not that I don’t like organic goods, actually I love them but this is just too much for me. I saw organic baby food, baby formula, juice, mini raisins, baby snacks, baby biscuits, you name it! But it’s double the price of non-organic food, absurd?