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Dubai 2015: Week 35

I met a friend for dinner on Sunday night. He was visiting from Bombay and I hadn’t seen him in a few years. We met at Rivington Grill at Souk al Bahar. We met at 7.30pm and the restaurant wasn’t very busy but by the time we left at 9.15pm it was packed. We skipped the starters and just had a main course each. I had the fish and chips, he had the steak. I also had two glasses of wine (he abstained). We shared a dessert – some chocolate/caramel pie thing. It was average – I’d asked the waiter if they had any apple crumble but he said it had been taken off the menu. I dropped him off at his hotel and was home by 10pm.

I was home all day on Monday until the late afternoon. I had two vouchers for a massage at the Shangri-La Spa which were due to expire soon so I used one of them. The massage was so good. I hadn’t realised how tight my shoulders and lower back were and the massage therapist spent most of the time working on those areas.

On Tuesday evening, I met my cousin for dinner at Hoi An at the Shangri-La. The food and service are consistently excellent and we go there a lot. Of course, it also helps that we get 20% off with the Essence card!

On Thursday I met a friend for lunch at Coya. I hadn’t been there yet and was looking forward to it. Our table was booked for 1pm and I was the first to arrive – not just at our table, but in the entire restaurant!

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My friend arrived and we ordered a pisco sour each. And then we looked at the menu. We ended up going with the set lunch menu: we each ordered differently so we could try a few things. We had the salmon nikei and tuna tiradito to start with. Then came the sea bass tequenos and beef anticuchos. And then we had the chicken and the salmon. Of course we were still drinking through lunch. After our pisco sours, we ordered a sake each (which came in a wine glass). And after that we switched to white wine. We could have carried on drinking but I had to run a couple of errands with my mum!

After the errands with Mum, I was home for about half an hour and then had to go out for dinner. I met up with some friends at their place and had a few drinks. We then went to The Eloquent Elephant at the Taj for dinner and more drinks. It was crowded and noisy and I have to say I’m not a huge fan of the place. I was home by midnight.

On Friday evening I went to visit some friends and their new baby. I stayed for an hour, had a cup of tea – it was nice. Very chilled. After that I met a friend for dinner at Cave. She ordered the escargots and I ordered the sea bass. I would have loved to order the fondue but I wasn’t eating bread. The portion looked quite small but when I’d finished I was comfortably full, not stuffed. However, as we made our way through our bottle of wine, we both started feeling peckish again so we ordered the cheese and cold cuts platter (it was all cold cuts apart from one piece of cheese). It was a nice evening – very relaxing. And then we decided to join her partner and his friends at The Vault at the JW Marriott Marquis. It was only 10pm by this point so I didn’t think it was such a bad idea! We had one drink there and everyone called it a night.

Saturday was busy. I was trying to do as much work as possible as I was going to India the next day with my parents. I also had my last session with Trevor and a meeting with a potential client. I also had to pack and managed to do that fairly painlessly.

And on Sunday, my parents and I left for Bombay.

I love my life.

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Your week ahead (13-19 September 2015)

Lots of Major Arcana cards this week! Have a good one…

Aries

12 The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man – letting go – accepting what is, ending the struggle, giving up control; reversing – turning the world around, seeing from a new angle, overturning old priorities; suspending action – giving up urgency, living in the moment, pausing to reflect; sacrificing – putting self-interest aside, putting others first, giving up for a higher cause

Taurus

18 The Moon

The Moon – feeling fear – lacking courage, being overcome by anxieties, feeling a nameless apprehension; believing illusions – deceiving yourself, experiencing distortions, chasing after a fantasy; stimulating the imagination – opening to fantasy, having vivid dreams or visions, plumbing the unconscious; feeling bewildered – losing direction and purpose, being easily distracted, feeling disoriented

Gemini

10 The Wheel

The Wheel – feeling a sense of destiny – using what chance offers, finding opportunity in accident, altering the present course; being at a turning point – reversing, having a change in fortune, being surprised at a turn of events; feeling movement – being swept up in new developments, getting involved, experiencing change; having a personal vision – seeing how everything connects, becoming more aware, expanding your outlook

Cancer

Cups 8

8 of Cups – seeking deeper meaning – leaving the rat race, finding out the facts, concentrating on what is important; moving on – abandoning a hopeless situation, starting on a trip of unknown length, finishing up and walking away; growing weary – dragging through the day, lacking energy, getting weighed down by worries

Leo

0 The Fool

The Fool – beginning – entering a new phase, expanding horizons, beginning an adventure, heading into the unknown; being spontaneous – letting go of expectations, acting on impulse, surprising someone; having faith – staying open, feeling protected and loved, recapturing innocence; embracing folly – taking the ‘foolish’ path, being true to yourself, trusting your heart’s desire

Virgo

07 The Chariot

The Chariot – achieving victory – reaching your goal, winning, beating the competition; using your will – rising above temptation, focusing your intent, concentrating your energies; asserting yourself – knowing who you are, feeling self-confident, having faith in yourself; achieving hard control – getting your way, maintaining discipline, curbing impulses

Libra

14 Temperance

Temperance – being temperate – finding the middle ground, reaching a compromise; maintaining balance – recognising all sides, feeling centred and secure; experiencing health – renewing energy and vigour, flourishing; combining forces – joining with others, finding the right mix

Scorpio

01 The Alchemist

The Alchemist – taking action – doing what needs to be done, producing magical results; acting consciously – acknowledging your motivations, examining the known situation; concentrating – feeling centred, being totally committed; experiencing power – having vitality, feeling vigorous, being creative

Sagittarius

Pentacles 2

2 of Pentacles – juggling – coping with demands, having a lot of irons in the fire, keeping everything in balance; being flexible – going with the flow, seeing the possibilities, handling challenges; having fun – taking time to play, feeling in high spirits, seeing the humour in the situation

Capricorn

Wands 6

6 of Wands – triumphing – having your day in the sun, coming out on top, achieving success; receiving acclaim – earning applause, achieving recognition, getting a pat on the back; feeling pride – strutting your stuff, holding your head up high, having a high opinion of yourself

Aquarius

02 The High Priestess

The High Priestess – staying non-active – withdrawing from involvement, being receptive to influence, waiting patiently; accessing the unconscious – using your intuition, trusting your inner voice, being aware of a larger reality; seeing the potential – allowing development, opening to what could be; sensing the mystery – opening to the unknown, seeking what is concealed, looking beyond the obvious

Pisces

Swords 9

9 of Swords – worrying – doubting all will go well, going over and over an issue, getting worked up; feeling guilty – wanting to turn back the clock, being hard on yourself, getting overwhelmed by remorse; suffering anguish – feeling you’ve reached your limits, having sleepless nights, wanting to cry

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Your week ahead (6-12 September 2015)

Have a great week…

Aries

Cups 7

7 of Cups – indulging in wishful thinking – creating fantasies, building castles in the air, lacking focus and commitment; having many options – looking at a wide open field, getting to pick and choose, being offered many alternatives; falling into dissipation – letting everything go, being lazy, procrastinating, eating/drinking/partying to excess

Taurus

Cups 6

6 of Cups – experiencing good will – doing a good turn for another, receiving a gift, feeling blessed; enjoying innocence – being acquitted, having a clear conscience, feeling simple contentment; focusing on childhood – feeling carefree, being taken care of, indulging in play

Gemini

Cups Queen

Queen of Cups – being loving – dispelling anger and hate, having infinite patience; being tenderhearted – being kind and gentle with all creatures, feeling what others are feeling; being intuitive – being guided by the heart; being psychic – having a well-developed sixth sense; being spiritual – having reverance for all life, appreciating the deeper meanings of life

Cancer

Cups 3

3 of Cups – feeling exuberant – bursting with energy, being in the flow, dancing and singing; enjoying friendship – getting together with people you like, sharing, finding companions; valuing community – taking part in a support group, working together, discovering a common goal

Leo

Swords King

King of Swords – being intellectual – ably carrying out research, using thought creatively; being analytical – applying reason and logic, understanding a problem quickly; being articulate – being a lucid writer and speaker, being a stimulating conversationalist; being just – being impartial and objective, being concerned with truth and fairness; being ethical – encouraging high standards, living by your highest principles

Virgo

07 The Chariot

The Chariot – achieving victory – reaching your goal, winning, beating the competition; using your will – rising above temptation, focusing your intent, concentrating your energies; asserting yourself – knowing who you are, feeling self-confident, having faith in yourself; achieving hard control – getting your way, maintaining discipline, curbing impulses

Libra

Wands 9

9 of Wands – defending yourself – being paranoid, protecting others, feeling wary and guarded; persevering – trying repeatedly, keeping your resolve, refusing to take ‘no’ for an answer; showing stamina – holding fast, keeping up the pace, continuing despite fatigue

Scorpio

03 The Empress

The Empress – mothering – giving birth, nourishing life, expressing tenderness; welcoming abundance – luxuriating in plenty, having more than enough, feeling rich; experiencing the senses – giving and receiving pleasure, focusing on the body, doing physical activity; responding to Nature – embracing the natural, feeling connected to the Earth, going outdoors

Sagittarius

13 Death

Death – ending – closing one door to open another, putting the past behind you; going through transition – changing status, being in the middle; eliminating excess – concentrating on essentials, shedding old attitudes; experiencing inexorable forces – going through what cannot be avoided, riding your fate

Capricorn

06 The Lovers

The Lovers – relating to others – feeling love, getting closer, making a connection; being sexual – making love, opening to another, feeling a physical attraction; establishing personal beliefs – figuring out where you stand, staying true to yourself, making up your own mind; determining values – facing an ethical or moral choice, finding out what you care about, struggling with temptation

Aquarius

Swords 2

2 of Swords – blocking emotions – denying true feelings, hiding distress, maintaining your cool; avoiding the truth – refusing to look at facts, choosing not to know, ignoring the warning signs; being at a stalemate – staying stuck, refusing to decide, being unwilling to rock the boat

Pisces

Wands Ace

Ace of Wands – using creative force – inventing a better way, expressing yourself, allowing a talent to unfold; showing enthusiasm – feeling fired up and eager, creating an aura of excitement, giving 110%; having confidence – believing in yourself, having high self-esteem, knowing things will work out; proceeding with courage – being true to your beliefs, daring to take a stand, facing your fears

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