Gvenvivar (gvenvivar) wrote,
Gvenvivar
gvenvivar

МОЙ ПОСТ В АМЕРИКАНСКУЮ ВЕРСИЮ ОМД...

Hi folks,
It's my second Ditl here, and this day is special for me, so I decided to capture it for the history :) By the way, I'm Anastasia, nearly 30, originally from Russia, but lost somewhere in Dubai for last 4 years.
10 years ago, on March 17, this guy wound up in my small creepy flat in Moscow. Since then it have been 5 flats, 2 countries, countless trips and countless whatever, and we have been through everything together.
Today we quietly celebrate 10th Anniversary at home in Dubai, where we live for last 4 years.
image


I wake up early, cause I slept early yesterday. Today is our off. Sawyer is lazying in the bed with us.
image

I start my morning with the glass of water with lemon. Anton starts his with the good morning nap.
image

I skip snapping my morning bathing, cause loving husband suddenly woke up and decided to join me in the shower. How cute...
I try not to skip my small exercise, whatever day it is.
image

We live in a small studio, but it has a huge terrace. Here is gazebo,where I love to have my morning coffee with a cigarette. But today we have to hurry, so there's no time for a lazy smoking. What a pity.
image

Here is another side of a terrace, where I pretend to garden something. However, something is growing, and this something have to be watered regularly. Another daily routine, which I'm actually enjoying.
image

We are good to go.
Today we planned to do some shopping, then there is a big trip to the liquor store in another emirate, where the prohibition goes smooth. After that, if we come back home safe and sound, we'll see...
image

Time when we leave the house. Today I was supposed to show you a one of the regular sunny days in Dubai, to make you envy, but weather played it cool, so you don't have to be envy...
image

Yeah, we live in a desert. Downtown is far, but it's expensive and posh. I actually enjoy a sort of escape here, in a middle of nowhere, where no one can reach us. I've been living in Moscow for my 25 years, and my lowest floor was 10th, so now I prefer to be closer to the ground :)
image

But first is feeding. I almost forgot, how dangerous can be moving is one car with the adult hungry male.
image

Female is hungry also. It's not my favourite though. I would rather prefer some small cosy coffee shop for romantic breakfast, but sometimes hungry predators are not romantic. Or maybe,they think, that it's romantic to share fast food on the petrol station on the deserted highway,why not?
image

We land in Dubai Outlet Mall, where all the brands keep their discounted shops. It's a great place, if you like to dig out some weird pieces, suddenly realising, how great it can look, if you put some fantasy on it. Of course, we shop in a normal stores as well. But it's just fun to go to Outlet, isn't it?
For example, a good collection of ties at around $12 at Massimo Dutti.
image

Anton is looking for a jacket. This one looks good on him, as, actually, everything does. But he's very picky.
image

We get the jacket at $100, but it's Guess by Marciano, so I consider it to be a good deal.
image

It's my favourite shop! Tons of textile, where you really have to dig out the pieces, but some of them turn out to be really great, when you try it on. We split, and I start filling my basket.
image

Finally I'm in a dressing room. My basket is super full. I picked around 15 things, so let's see, how many I will have guts to wear :)
image

What a cute night dress! This is the only thing I'm able to show, cause the others reveal either my naked top, or bottom part, so I'm not stressing you.
image

At the counter we are paying around $50 for his 2 shirts and my 6 pieces, how nice!!
image

Again we are on the highway. It's about 115 km to the destination, that lies in the other emirate. We travel there roughly once a month, to fill our bar. It's illegal though. If police will stop you with a Booz in your car,you are done in this country. But we are desperate. Or we are nuts, but that what we are.
image

Barracuda Beach Resort hosts a liquor shop, where all desperate Caucasian population of UAE gets their vitality liquids. Also you see a lot of Indians, Philipinos and even some locals shopping there.
On the back view you can see an abandoned plane, which always makes me feel I'm somewhere in Vietnam, or other miserable place.
image

From the parking you can see the sea. It smells salted water, that makes you more desperate and brainless.
image

And here we are in haven. You can find everything here, from Portuguese Vino Verde, to finest single malts, and the prices are fantastic.
image

Time doesn't wait. We take off and rush back to Dubai, praying not to meet any police or other idiots on the way back. I didn't decide yet, whether this adrenaline makes any good for me, but the catch in the trunk clinks very encouraging.
image

We reached home without any incidents. God bless brainless.
image

Here is the catch. White wine for me, red for share, single malts for both of us, his Bacardi, and my Martini.
image

They only sell Martini with a complimentary glasses now. Soon I will run out of space to store them. I think, I need to start giving away.
image

We do some degustation. Cheers.
image

I can't wait to try the stuff I bought. This blue shirt will look great with shorts, and it's very light, that will suit upcoming Dubai Summer. Cost somewhat $5, but looks like good Zara.
image

And this is Mexican print top, priced around $8, great cotton. Promises to be one of my favourites this season.
image

I can't resist a blue cheese, especially with white wine. Good afternoon. Anton is picking a restaurant for us to dine tonight. Actually, we wanted to go early, to get back home and continue a vandalism here.
image

The choice is made, and I'm getting ready. Anton is observing our estate of 500sq.ft outside. I'm observing my husband and I never stopped love him for these 10 years.
image

We are heading to one of the epic buildings in Dubai - 7 star hotel Burj Al Arab. Every room there is 2-floors. On the helipad at the top of it, the famous tennis match between Andre Agassi and Roger Federer was played, I don't remember which year.
image

But we are dining in another 5 star hotel just next to it - Jumeirah hotel. Jamie's.
image

We decided to sit outside, just to enjoy this unusual weather. It's cloudy, but warm, and the strong breeze of approaching evening is bringing the smell of the sea salt and freedom.
image

Anton takes my picture. I'm trying to be a good wife, wearing a high heels and dresses, making my hair and maintaining my abdominal. However, I'm not so perfect, as I'm regularly getting drunk with my friend on Fridays, I don't cook and I don't deliver babies. So,everything comes to balance so far.
image

Here's our cravings and wine. It's a pumpkin, spinach and cheese cannelloni for me and some wood grill seafood for Anton. It's great to eat outside. I love Jamie's recipes and appearance.
image

It's getting to dusk. Weather is awesome, for those, who see sun 364 days in a year, and 200 out of them, it's about to grill your skin. First 2 years, I haven't seen any single rain drop here.
We are having coffee and chatting about our life. 10 years passes and we have done a good job in personal relations. Also,we left Moscow for Dubai, and it didn't seem a bad decision yet. We have changed our live, changed it together, like we were dreaming about 10 years back,being a students of Sociology, and concerned about all philosophical problems in the world.
image

We payed the bill and went down to beach and Marina. We think about what will happen to us in next 10 years. Pretty useless, but we like to dream. We are thinking about getting a yacht and do a tourists trips somewhere in Italy, of course, robbing them, and kidnapping some pretty young girls and boys to the deserted paradise island...
image

Great view, isn't it?
image

We are home, and I'm trying to create some romantic atmosphere.
image

We are thinking,which movie to watch. This flat is free from Internet and TV. We decided that, so we can spend more time together, talking, cooking, inhabiting a gazebo and doing our hobbies. Or going out walking, swimming or discovering new places alive. Sometimes we just watch some movies on the laptop.
image

Anton opens a champagne,that was brought us by his parent last month. They brought it in a luggage,that's why it's still packed properly. This is very special champagne, made in Crimea, high class brut, our favorite.
image

I make some simple snacks, mandarins and strawberries, and bites of dark mint chocolate.
image

Finally we decide to spend evening flipping through our old photographs. It's been 10 years of photographs, so it seems good idea to refresh some moments and bring back good memories.
image

One of our favourites, Cabo da Roca, Portugal, 2009. We were sitting there, watching sunset, having wine, and I was spitting the grape seeds right into Atlantic. After that we wrote a note and sealed it in the bottle, and threw it in the ocean.
image

Time for the second bottle. I'm tipsy, so I stare at the plastic catching me, when I'm trying to unpack the ambrosia.
image

One of our great-as-always vacations in Sochi, where his parents and grandparents live. We always go wild there.
image

Once we had to travel from St.Petersburg to Moscow in a full-packed train, so we shared one bed, and that's how we are, always together, in good and bad.
image

Here I switched off, and my love had to carry me in the bed. It was great day, and I fall asleep with the smile on my lips.
image
Subscribe

  • РОССИЯ 2021

    Вот и подошёл к концу трехнедельный отпуск. В России я не была почти два года. Есть немножко рефлексии, которую оставлю здесь. Сразу скажу, не…

  • МЕЖДУ ТЕМ ПРО ОТПУСК

    А между делом мы на дачке! И тут классно. Маленький СНТ, микро-камьюнити, где соседи ходят друг к другу в гости смотреть прогресс, а также всегда…

  • В ДЕНЬ ВЫЛЕТА

    Вчера полчаса пыталась дозвониться в авиалинии - кукиш. Горячая линия была ко мне холодна, звонок постоянно переходил на автоответчик и отрывался…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments