Saturday, 8 August 2015

Week 32 - Project 365

Sometimes the daily prompts reflect what I actually do during the day, other times it's a fact finding mission to actually link the two prompts together and on Monday I did just that with a photo of a drawing. Most of the time though the photos I publish have little to do with what is actually going on in my life. For example my 16 yo son is here and not one of the photo prompts will tell you that story.

Although I will do Project 365 next year, I'll probably only join in with the photo prompts if something really grabs my attention. I'm not here to set records for longevity and be posting every day for 5 years, there's no prize at the end.

So what has gone on in my week since we last talked?

Well I've bought my 4 year old niece her 'first day at school' christmas, birthday and easter presents, as after my trip to the UK in September I won't be back there again until next June. Can't disclose too much as her mum reads my blog, but her xmas gift is pink and sparkly.

Sunday. Hubby was back at work, I fluffed around making the newly hung curtains look absolutely fabulous, caught the bus to Park n Shop, had a coffee at Shakespeare and Co, then walked the 1km to Tesco, bought a new suitcase, got a taxi home. Out for dinner to Reem Al Bawadi.

Monday. Coffee Morning at Arabian Ranches with the expat ladies, bought new curtains for the lounge. We went to the beach for a picnic for dinner and a swim and the teen had a KFC on the way home.

Tuesday. Blogging all day, cleaning, hoovering, ironing, wow this running a linky is hard going. Pop over to #TimeTraveller and take a look. We had hot dogs for dinner, the teen was in bed all day, he's become nocturnal, but he does walk the dog in the evenings.

Wednesday. After a morning of tidying up my mess from hanging and adjusting the new curtains, I caught the bus and train to Ibn Buttuta, where I completed my UK shopping for birthday and Christmas presents. Hubby collected me from the train and we had roast beef with yorkshire puds for dinner.

Thursday. Coffee morning was cancelled so I spent the morning in the garden before the sun came round, experimenting with growing conditions for different seeds. Around midday I walked to Starbucks, did a bit of shopping, hubby collected me and we went to a colleagues house to collect his and hers bikes, that they no longer used/wanted.

Friday. Off into the desert early morning with the teen and Bob of course. I have caught a nasty cough and cold and feel a bit flu like, feeling better in the afternoon we headed off to Ikea, didn't buy anything or even have a row, but after the 'psychopath' incident a few months back, we were both on our best behaviour. Hubby cooked a lasagna for dinner, I did some sewing and we had an early night.

Saturday. In bed all morning with a nasty cough and cold, popped out to buy water and have a coffee. The afternoon was spent watching the start of the football season together.

Day 214 ‪#‎onedailypositive‬ ‪#‎ALittleMoment‬ ‪#‎fmsphotoaday‬ ‪#‎FootPrint‬ ‪#‎snaphappybritmums‬ ‪#‎project365‬ I had a fleeting glimpse of the Oryx as it ran off into the desert.



Day 215 ‪#‎onedailypositive‬ ‪#‎words‬ ‪#‎fmsphotoaday‬ ‪#‎bicycle‬‪#‎snaphappybritmums‬ ‪#‎project365‬ ‪#‎50DaysOfSummer‬



Day 216 ‪#‎onedailypositive‬ ‪#‎OnTheShelf‬ ‪#‎fmsphotoaday‬ ‪#‎denim‬‪#‎snaphappybritmums‬ ‪#‎project365‬ ‪#‎50DaysOfSummer‬ kids old jeans in the sewing room waiting to be turned into a bag



Day 217 #onedailypositive #SomethingPurple #fmsphotoaday #Stranger #snaphappybritmums #project365 #50DaysOfSummer I'm no stranger in the Hello Kitty store in Dubai


Day 218 #onedailypositive #WhatIWishFor #fmsphotoaday #Boat #snaphappybritmums #project365 #50DaysOfSummer Is to get out and about and enjoy life....oh and cakes and biscuits



Day 219 #onedailypositive #Quirky #fmsphotoaday #SomethingBlue #snaphappybritmums #project365 #50DaysOfSummer every villa in the street has a blue plaque with their house number. According to our rental agreement we are living in Villa 41 ***** St. The municipality have us as No 5 **a St. The GPS can't find us at either address, google earth has a different name for our St. And the taxi drivers are directed to the big Spinneys on Al Wasl Road and we guide them in from there.


Day 220 #onedailypositive #door #fmsphotoaday #money #snaphappybritmums #project365 #50DaysOfSummer Dubai is the only place in the world where you would buy and fit draft excluders to keep the heat out and the cold in, every time a door is opened, money just floats down the street in the form of wasted electricity.




18 comments:

  1. Wow that's pretty impressive about your Christmas shop. I had to check the date of your post for a second. I love pens like your Hello kitty one. I just love pens really :)

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    1. i swore blind i'd be sending gift vouchers to everyone in the uk this year, but couldn't resist picking up bits and pieces for my niece and great nephews, hopefully the 2nd great nephew will be born when i arrive next month. I won't be back in the uk until next june after this trip

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  2. wow you have been organised to get your Christmas shop sorted! Mind you, it will soon come around having said that, so well done!
    The denim shorts bag looks like an interesting project - i have seen a you tube video about it and the end result looks fab. xx

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    1. i won't be back in the uk until june next year and postage costs from here are high

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  3. You are organised on your shopping, but I must admit I was thinking about Christmas posting for Oz yesterday as the surface mail date is about 3 months before Xmas.

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    1. it is surprising how early the post has to be sent, I'm hopeful this year some people will make an effort

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  4. That biscuit looks so cute!

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    1. i didn't want to eat it, looked so good and tasted even better

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  5. Christmas shopping already?! Yikes! The biscuit looks really yummy too :)

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    1. yes I'm afraid so, it's my last trip this year to the uk before christmas and i won't be there again until June

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  6. Well done on the Christmas shopping, I would love to be more organised this year, but I know it won't happen! That biscuit is lovely :)

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    1. the biscuit was as good as it looked, the christmas shopping had to be done early as my next UK trip isn't until June next year

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  7. Don't blame you for shopping early! Love that Hello Kitty pen!!

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    1. the pen keeps flashing at me, i have no control over it, all the gifts are packed in my case and will be wrapped when i get to the uk

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  8. wow well done on being organised enough to have all those pressies done, hope she likes them all.
    We use to live in a house that had 2 different addresses and use to lead to masses of confusion with delivery drivers.
    Like the hoof prints in the sand

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    1. the sand is littered with Oryx and camel prints, at least in Dubai we do get our post even though we have a PO Box address

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  9. oh gosh another one with a cold! Hope you're on the mend.
    Taxi drivers had the same problem where my son lived in Ashgrove (Brisbane), had to direct them to a street away and then give directions.

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    1. feeling bait better but still coughing, it drives me mad when people don't actually now where they live

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