It's been a much better week health wise, my back is almost better compared to this time last week, but it's still not 100%. I find driving is ok, but I'm in discomfort afterwards, as is sitting down. Bending down to lift anything is still not possible and I've been advised not to. I've been swimming in the sea every night this week. It's really strange to enter the water when it's the same temperature as the air. There's no way to cool down at all in Dubai so I visited the ski dome, on Saturday, not for skiing mind, just to have some coldness.
The temperature in the UAE topped 50c this week, making it the hottest place in the world and you don't half know it. Think sitting in front of your oven, full blast and door open, then add a hairdryer on full blast to your face and you'll experience what it's like here.
I've also been on my own all week, with hubby in the States, he's not back till next weekend and with child 4 of 5 in South Africa I'm juggling 4 different timezones with communication, hubby is a day behind me right now and in less than 2 weeks I'll be in Canada and the timezones will be reversed. Son is 2 hours behind Dubai and the rest of the family in the UK are 3 hours behind. I need one of those airport clocks.
Day 151 #onedailypositive #HaHaHa #fmsphotoaday #IWant #snaphappybritmums #project365
I want something different to eat other than salad and oh how I've laughed at my stupidity stood in the kitchen cooking 2 portions for 2 of beef strog and Mexican stew for the freezer to heat up and serve with rice and 1 portion of sweet chili chicken for tomorrow's dinner, it's 44c outside and I've spent the afternoon quite literally slaving over a hot stove with the air con blasting on the back of my neck.
Day 152 #onedailypositive #many #fmsphotoaday#OpenWindow #snaphappybritmums #project365
Many windows on the roof of @OasisMallDubai there appears to be some kind of crank/handle that might just open window(s)
Day 153 #onedailypositive #lookingup #fmsphotoaday #mixupyourmenu #snaphappybritmums #project365
Day 154 #onedailypositive #silly #fmsphotoaday #garden #snaphappybritmums #project365
It would be #silly to sit in the #garden today, it's not much cooler when the sun goes down either.
Day 155 #onedailypositive #StartsWithB #fmsphotoaday #DaysOut #snaphappybritmums #project365
Well there aren't many days out in Dubai in the summer. This is our first summer living here and wow it is hot, in fact the UAE has been the hottest place in the world the last few days. I do of course go out, a lot of expats leave the UAE for summer but we don't have the luxury of being able to afford 2 homes. Hubby is away in the States so he's having a couple of weeks respite and I'm off to Canada on the 17th for 3 weeks. Apart from walking round malls my 'outdoor' time is restricted to early mornings and late evenings. So not technically a #DayOut on the Beach, but if you add up an hour every evening this week, I've had the equivilant and it's just as good on the beach after sunset.
Day 156 #onedailypositive #LookingDown #fmsphotoaday #abstract #snaphappybritmums #project365
Looking Down I see water, I'm in the desert in the UAE, some 60kms outside of Dubai. Although not entirely abstract as there is actually a lake here, the concept of putting a lake out in the desert shows that anything is possible when you have enough money.
Day 157 #onedailypositive #WhoIAm #fmsphotoaday #TreeInBloom #snaphappybritmums #project365
I've been struggling with my identity since relocating from the UK to South Africa and to Dubai 6 months ago. This is my family tree, not only does it tell you where I came from but also, Who I Am.
I can trace back on both sides to my Great Great Great Grandparents with the earliest recorded birth as 1770. Unfortunately a lot of children died very young. The only recorded divorces, that I know of are me and my sister and 1 cousin. Children born out of wedlock were for me and 2 cousins, plus one aunt who divorced pre children. There are stories of many more children and divorces, but I guess I may never find that out.