Our friend, Angela, came to stay with us at the end of May 2014. She had been living in Abu Dhabi for the past 3 years and needed a place to crash during her transition period back to the States. She was actually one of the first friends I met in Abu Dhabi. My friend Enza had met her at a seminar in Calgary and they exchanged contact details. I enjoyed getting together with Angela on the weekends over a cup of coffee at the Starbucks, going for a movie, or grabbing a bite to eat. Angela stayed with us until mid July to finish off her advanced level Arabic classes.
We had a nice going away dinner for her at our place with some friends on her last night in Abu Dhabi. Previously, she had given us a Ramadan present of an assortment of teas, including a culinary tea cookbook. Dan put it to good use and prepared a “tea themed dinner” for Angela’s last night including jasmine dumplings, oolong-brined chicken thighs, and apple Ceylon tea cake. We are going to miss Angela and wish her all the best back in America!