Saturday, 20 June 2015

Week 25 - Project 365 From Dubai to Canada

This week started in The UAE and ended up with me in Canada. It was a planned trip, although give me the opportunity and I'd hop on a plane everyday and explore somewhere new. 

I've struggled a bit with getting the two photo prompts into one picture this week and I've been a little creative with words rather than images. I was also not able to make Day 168 Jewellery prompt fit in anyway without sounding too corny 'on the Airbus 380, the jewel in the sky' so I just left it out.

Hubby has been away a lot, we've been apart for 3 out of 4 weeks and I'm not returning to Dubai until July 9th. Hopefully neither of us are travelling again until hubby goes to Europe end of August and I join him beginning of September for child 4 of 5 passing out parade.

it took 3 days for me to adapt to Canadian time, waking at 2am and wanting breakfast, despite it not being breakfast time in Dubai. My watch is still set to UAE time so I can Skype with hubby, my phone and laptop automatically reset to local time

Day 165 ‪#‎onedailypositive‬ ‪#‎MakesMeFeelGood‬ ‪#‎fmsphotoaday‬ ‪#‎picnic‬‪#‎snaphappybritmums‬ ‪#‎project365‬ 

This weeks photo prompts will be travel related as I may have mentioned once or twice recently that I'm off to visit @catherine_alwaysaredhead in Canada on Wednesday. I have 2 x 23kg luggage allowance and I've managed to pack EVERYTHING into one suitcase. It was no PICNIC (sorry) but it MAKES ME FEEL GOOD

Day 166 ‪#‎onedailypositive‬ ‪#‎sun‬ ‪#‎fmsphotoaday‬ ‪#‎steps‬‪#‎snaphappybritmums‬ ‪#‎project365‬ 

The average human walks 1320 steps per km. I drove the 1km to the beach, because even at sunset it's too hot in ‪#‎Dubai‬ in summer.

Day 167 #onedailypositive #anything #fmsphotoaday #joy #snaphappybritmums #project365  


I was going to write the word 'anything' in sweeties as sweeties give me joy, but by the time I 

remembered I only had enough left for joy

Day168 #onedailypositive #lunchtime #fmsphotoaday#jewellery #snaphappybritmums #project365 

I was served breakfast at lunch time and lunch was served at 5pm and another lunch at 10pm just before I landed on Thursday morning according to my body clock but was still Wednesday in Canada somewhere between lunch time and dinner time and at the time of posting its only 2 hours till lunch time where I've flown from in Dubai

Day 169 #onedailypositive #local #fmsphotoaday #BlueSkies #snaphappybritmums #project365 

Visiting Canada, my local area for 3 weeks.

Day 170 #onedailypositive #9oClock #fmsphotoaday #BiBs #snaphappybritmums #project365

Todays 9 0'clock photo in a grocery store, boring? no not for me. This is a grocery store in Canada and I'm finding it fascinating to see products I recognise from living in the UK, South Africa and Dubai. I am slightly puzzled by what products are considered to be British and when I return to Dubai in 3 weeks I'm going to see if there is a Canadian section in the supermarkets over there.

Day 171 ‪#‎onedailypositive‬ ‪#‎WhatAmIDoingNow‬ ‪#‎fmsphotoaday‬ ‪#‎friends‬‪#‎snaphappybritmums‬ ‪#‎project365‬ 

I'm in Canada 11,092 Kms from my home in Dubai, I've come to visit my friend @catherine_alwaysaredhead who I met online 3 years ago. I was living in South Africa struggling with my new life as an expat and asked the world of Twitter if anyone would like to be my pen friend. The letters cross the Atlantic every month, although we chat on face book and twitter we still write with family and personal news both good and bad. So when Catherine said she'd live to meet me one day, I booked my flight and 6 months later, here I am.

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  1. oh wow how lovely to meet up with Catherine after all that time. love your britmums bag! i hope you enjoy the remainder of your trip x

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    1. having a lovely time in Canada. i got my bag at Britmums live in 2012 and use it almost every day

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  2. Glad you got there safely. Hope you are having a good time in Canada with Catherine.

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    1. having a fab time although the time difference took some getting used to

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  3. How wonderful that you're meeting Catherine! Hope you're having a fabulous time. Love the joy in sweets :)

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  4. Ooh will you get to any Women's World Cup games while you're out there? Lovely pics, glad the jetlag has settled!

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    1. sadly there are no games being played in Toronto, wouldn't mind a base ball game though

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  5. What an exciting trip! Hope you have an amazing time.

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  6. Sounds like a very exciting trip. Wishing you a fab time in Canada! It's been years since I visited it.

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  7. what a fab experience, getting to meet a real live pen pal, how exciting. Hope your having a good time and it is cooler in Canada than what you left behind.
    That looks like a large ( if uninspiring) meal on the plane.
    Love that sun/beach picture, a nicely different angle.

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    1. weather is so much nicer here and it's even rained, divine

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  8. Sounds like you are having so much fun. And happy you got over jet lag quickly. I find when I head north I get over jet lag quicker than when I head back home!!!

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    1. my return trip will be the worse, travelling west to east is a killer, they say it takes 1 day to adjust to each hour lost

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  9. Hope you're having a good time, it must have been lovely to meet up with Catherine.
    I get what you're saying about food on planes and the jet lag times you eat. On our way back from Oz we ended up having breakfast at night and lunch for breakfast..!

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    1. having a fab time, it took me 4 days to really adjust to the time difference

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