Saturday 23 May 2015

Week 21 - Project 365

After last weeks food poisoning, I start this week with so much pain in my right hip that I'm crying in agony when I try to move.
I've had a niggling ache prior to my trip to the UK in April, but over the past 36 hours it's just hit me full force.
Doctor has given me pain meds and diagnosed Sacroiliitis (inflammation of the joint between the pelvis and the spine) and has referred me to a physio. The additional stress of sorting out the medical aid hasn't helped, the physio has helped but the pain meds just aren't doing their job. I've been told to walk and to swim and to avoid sitting down, so if I'm not on my feet or at the physio or walking round in this heat, I'm lying in bed filling in a tax return. It's not been much fun this week.

Unfortunately last weeks food poisoning wasn't due to pasta I ate, it appears it was from a tub of ice cream and having eaten some more of it last night, it has returned with a vengeance.

Day 137 #onedailypositive #home #fmsphotoaday #HandMade #snaphappybritmums #project365

This is the dog's spot, the cat prefers the wardrobe. I've made several dog beds scattered around the house. I also made these curtains for our previous house in South Africa there are 6 pairs which used to be all in one room, now in 5 different rooms.

Day 138 #onedailypositive #musical #fmsphotoaday #vintage #snaphappybritmums #project365
Hubbies electric guitar and Marshall amps, bought in the 70's. All still in working order and original parts and the guitar and amp aren't in bad condition either :-)

Day 139 #onedailypositive #MyMoodToday #fmsphotoaday #landscape #snaphappybritmums #project365

My mood today is generally good but is being hampered by chronic pain in my lower back so I'm a bit up and down today like these buildings in Business Bay #dubai #mydubai #myview

Day 140 #onedailypositive #equal #fmsphotoaday #midday #snaphappybritmums #project365
Equal amounts of sun over the chicken at midday in Dubai.

Day 141 #onedailypositive #InADrawer #fmsphotoaday #ILove #snaphappybritmums #project365

In a drawer, by my bedside. My Grans hanky, a love letter from hubby, a key ring from my dad's old company and an unexpected find of extra strong mints.

Day 142 #onedailypositive #weather #fmsphotoaday #Black&White #snaphappybritmums #project365

This photo was taken back in March this year, despite the rumours of constant none stop sunshine it's not always the case, there are storms, it does rain and the fog can be very dense. It's not often, it doesn't last long and the rest of the time there is just sun and blue skies. So today I'm sharing my no filter/lenses/editing to give you a natural Black and White picture of the different weather than expected in Dubai.

Day 143 #onedailypositive #GoodTimes #fmsphotoaday #ISpy #snaphappybritmums #project365

From time to time I get homesick and not for the UK, but for South Africa where we lived for 4 years prior to relocating to Dubai in December 2014. I miss my friends, my routine, my lifestyle, the opportunities, the experiences and it makes me sad to know SA will never again be my home. I heard a rumour that there was a Mugg and Bean cafe near by and 'I spy' the Waitrose from my travels on the bus, so I took a little detour on Wednesday and I wasn't disappointed. I actually cried after I'd ordered my coffee, updated my dear friend Laura to tell her where as I was as I was so excited to be experiencing a little bit of home and reliving the good times.


  1. I would have never expected the weather like that in Dubai. Great photos. #project365

    1. neither did we, we had a storm when we came here, it blew a tree down in the garden