Even when hubby isn't away, he's out all day at work so I plan my weeks in advance with the help from Time Out Dubai and look for the free things the city has to offer. This week I've been to a Street Festival, to see a film in the park, a wedding fayre and to the souks to buy material to make scarves for charity and bunting and table clothes for my nieces wedding in the UK next week. I even snuck in some gardening, bathed the dog as well as his daily walks and cleaned the house of sand (again).
The house is already now, projects out the way and waiting for the teenager to fly over on Tuesday for the school holidays.
Day 81 #onedailypositive #leaves #fmsphotoaday #inthedistance #snaphappybritmums #project365
One of the many views of The #BurjKhalifa taken from our local #beach in #MyDubai I love how the palm trees flank the Burj. My one daily positive is I have the freedom to go and explore with my camera and capture some amazing sights. I apologise for the bin but I took the photo with my iPhone yesterday with every intention of returning today with my Nikon but there's been a sandstorm and I can't see the Burj at the moment.
Day 82 #onedailypositive #toomuch #fmsphotoaday #sparkle #snaphappybritmums #project365
My wardrobe is BORING, as try as I might I can't get away from jeans and T-shirts. I own a few smart blouses and trousers and quite a few dresses but every day I go out in my trusty jeans and t shirt and a pair of Birkenstocks. I've a wedding coming up soon and although I've chosen my outfit, dress, jacket and heels, I can't help but look at some of the more exciting clothes in the stores. I loved this top in Monsoon, I've had tops like this before, I end up wearing them once and decide there is too much sparkle for me and actually I'm happy in jeans and T-shirts, I just seem to like window shopping.
Day 83 #onedailypositive #Atreasure #fmsphotoaday #flowers #snaphappybritmums #project365
Probably my earliest memory after a long drive was seeing this vase on the window sill at my Gran's house. When she died, I was asked if there was anything that I wanted, despite my gran having given me many things prior to her death and I requested this vase. I'm too frightened to put it on my window ledge for fear of breaking it, so it sits in my glass cabinet, A treasure that holds flowers.
Day 84 #onedailypositive #half #fmsphotoaday #whereI'mStanding #snaphappybritmums #project365
Wherever I am in Dubai I can see the Burj Khalifa, including from my front door step, there are few places where I can actually view the whole of the Burj so most of my views are just half of it. Not exactly on my route and a 1km walk from the train to the mall, down 3 floors and a walk to the other side of the mall for this shot but on a positive note after 3 months, I'm not tiring of seeing it.
Day 85 #onedailypositive #ILove #fmsphotoaday #OhYes! #snaphappybritmums #project365
There's nothing I love more than a coffee with friends. Especially when I only moved to Dubai 3 months ago and after the difficulties I had making friends in South Africa, mainly due to the safety aspect of getting out and about. The group of women I meet up with have a deal with the coffee shop and Oh Yes! I take advantage of the blue berry muffin.
Day 86 #onedailypositive #somethingwhite #fmsphotoaday #vintage #snaphappybritmums #project365
Another delve into my memories of my gran with a whale bone petty coat. I have no idea if it is actual whale bone and is very dirty and falling apart in places. I believe it would have been made in the 1850's if it is whale bone, if not, it could be anything from the mid 1920's. I have outfits from 1850 up to the 70's that belonged to my gran, including my favourite, a genuine flapper dress that I last wore to a Night on the Orient Express fund raising ball in 2006.
Day 87 #onedailypositive #give #fmsphotoaday #stationary #snaphappybritmums #project365
This is where I've sat stationary for 2 days making scarves to sell for charity in South Africa for education. I make, I sell, I give.