Friday 20 February 2009

Oman: a remarkable performance

Katie and Mrs M were allowed a lie-in this morning while the three of us went for a walk on Azaibah beach. We were invited to take coffee and dates with three weathered fisherman who had little to do due the continuing lack of fish in the seas around Oman and UAE. They pointed out that the dates were good for virility (a claim made for most foods I have noticed) citing their wizened companion with thirty children as evidence. Difficult to argue in the face of such strong empirical evidence.

As customary, we took our guests for Friday lunch at the Intercon’s Musendam restaurant. Andy surpassed all expectations returning five (correction, six) times to the buffet, discovering in particular the joys of the sushi bar and shwarmas. We take pride in having introduced him to pickled ginger, an essential Japanese accompaniment. Mrs M just had several plates of puddings and will almost certainly complain about being heavy and spotty tomorrow. Andy waddled to the car and was asleep by the first set of traffic lights.

There was little movement in the house in the afternoon as everyone prepared for the final push tomorrow. Don’t worry about me though, I’ll be fine at work.....


Andrew said...

Steve - that was 6 return trips to the buffet!

Mr. Steve said...

I think you'll find you left most of one plate so I did not count it. However, I have given you the benefit of the doubt.