or as they seem to call it here... the Arabian Gulf! I must be old... its always been the Persian Gulf to me but time moves on.... and today I am not paddling in my very own little spot in the Arabian Gulf but staying out of the sun and heat... my poor skin so used to the summers of Scotland when we cheer if it goes over 20 degrees is suffering from the heat and I have really horrid heat bumps all over my shoulders and arms, which to add insult to injury, are really itchie and sore. Chris and I ventured into a local pharmacy yesterday armed with my dwindling package of Piriton antihistimine tablets and voila, the wee mannie produced something off the shelf with the same ingredients immediately!! So its stay in the cool of the AC for a few days and let them the bumps settle and maybe take my doses of sunshine in smaller amounts from here on in!! ;)
We then went searching for a hat for me to wear in the sun... no hats... nothing, zilch. Presumably there isn't a huge market for women's sunhats in this country (I can't imagine why) ;) I figured I was doomed to heatstroke.... but in the mall we found a shop that was full of gorgeous handbags (I spotted a rather nice Fendi bag which called to me... till I saw the price tag when I figured it was actually calling to the rich sheik guy over the other side of the shop) and there in the bottom of a display were 2 sunhats... you could choose pink or orange, that was it... both the same size, same floppy idiot shape, you had the choice of pink flowers or orange flowers. I chose the orange and you will not be seeing photos of me wearing this thing as its not particularly flattering... but it will do the job.
Oh and I have to show you what Chris bought me, it is so tiny and so sweet.... its a memory stick!! Yes, and it holds 4 Gygs!! Isn't that the cutest little memory stick you could wish to see? LOL I recall the first memory sticks... we were in Jo'burg and I bought one for Chris and one for Christopher... Chris' was 120 Mb and cost me £80.00 whilst Christopher's was 60 Mb and cost me about £40.00 eeeek! This gorgeous little gem cost..... wait for it..... £8.00 !! Can you believe it???