Saturday, 26 September 2015

Week 39 - Project 365


I started the week in the UK and spent Sunday with hubby in Somerset, he went sea fishing with his friend while I trawled round the gift and tea shops. We spent the morning on the beach at Seaton and then went to Beer for Sunday lunch, before driving back to Monmouth, via putting my 4 year old niece to bed, with one last story before we return to Dubai. I was up late writing christmas cards and sorting out some last bits and pieces of paperwork.

Day 263 #onedailypositive #red #fmsphotoaday#nature #snaphappybritmums #project365 the UK seaside towns have looked wonderful this weekend.


I woke on Monday morning not wanting to return to Dubai, I felt sad at leaving the children behind and not having enough time to spend with everyone. By 10am children 2, 3 & 5 had made contact and asked to see us before we left, so after a day in Newport with my parents and lunch in a pub, we set off around 5pm on a 100 mile trip to collect child 2 from Coleford and child 4 from Lydney and collecting child 5 from his school in Tewkesbury going for coffee in town and then dropping the kids off when we were kicked out the coffee shop at closing time.


Tuesday was travel day and off to Birmingham airport by midday, the flight was almost empty and I had a row of 3 seats to myself and after the drink cart came round I settled down to sleep for most of the flight. I got a taxi back home and it was very strange arriving to an empty house, 1000's of miles away. This week's #animaltales was 'How to ride an Ostrich' in South Africa.

Day 265 #onedailypositive #yellow #fmsphotoaday#InitialLetter #snaphappybritmums #project365 I spent my time on the flight from the UK to the UAE writing letters using the review envelopes I was sent from #AllColourEnvelopes

Waking late on wednesady I had to unpack and drive to Ajman to collect the dog and cat from the kennels and cattery, in the evening I did a food shop, had dinner and went to bed.

Day 266 #onedailypositive #green #fmsphotoaday#star #snaphappybritmums #project365 having landed in Dubai in the early hours, collecting the cat and dog from kennels, unpacked and a food shop I forgot all about today's photo prompts. In my mind my green food bought today and arranged in the shape of a star didn't match the reality of tins and a wonky cross.

Hubby arrived home in the early hours of Thursday morning, his original trip to the UK was cancelled after I had booked mine with Emirates air miles, so when it came to booking his flight we just couldn't get on the same flight. Eid is currently being celebrated, so hubby had a few extra days off work. I spent the day doing the washing and sorting out the UK paperwork. For my #TimeTraveller post I took a tour of Dubai airport in search of 'things to do' and to explore the Zen Gardens for HDYGG?

Day 267 ‪#‎onedailypositive‬ ‪#‎blue‬ ‪#‎fmsphotoaday‬ ‪#‎harvest‬‪#‎snaphappybritmums‬ ‪#‎project365‬ practicing camera settings for the Harvest moon in a few days, which will also be a super moon which I believe is also a blue moon. The only blue in this shot was my language as I couldn't get the settings right in the dark, but when I used a torch to see the dials all the settings were then wrong when I turned the torch off


On Friday after another lie in, we went to Dubai Mall to buy floor cleaner, reading glasses and have a coffee. We lazed around the house for a couple of hours, walked Bob and then out for a meal with a friend and her husband I met through #fmsphotoaday from Cape Town.

Day 268 #onedailypositive #pink #fmsphotoaday#cheers #snaphappybritmums #project365 well I'm all over the place after all this travel I missed #perspectiveout on Day 263 and got ahead of myself and confused with the time difference anyway the @britmums prompts are a day out with the weekends. And who cares? Cheers everyone, it's not like there's a prize at the end of the rainbow which is now tomorrow's prompt instead of Sunday's....hey ho full perspective will appear on Sunday and I'll be back on track

On Saturday we woke early and took Bob into the desert to a different set of lakes, most of the day was spent lazing around, watching sport, writing up blog posts, snacking and sleeping. We were putting off the difficult decision as to whether we should go to the mall to buy a new non stick saucepan or to the beach.

Day 269 #onedailypositive #rainbow #fmsphotoaday #SundayRoast #snaphappybritmums #project365 It's not Sunday and even if it was I certainly wouldn't be cooking a roast in this heat. I'm all out of sorts with my prompts this week, having missed writing one down, but I have the solution. We started this week at the seaside where we had a Sunday Lunch in Beer and I took this photo of the multi coloured beach huts in Lyme Regis.







16 comments:

  1. Multi-coloured beach huts look lovely. Great that you had a row of three seats for yourself on the flight, makes it easier to sleep. It's sad to leave your family behind, I can feel your pain. Hugs.

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    1. thank you, it is hard saying goodbye every time, I managed to get quite a bit of sleep on the flight which made a nice change

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  2. nice to be home, but not nice to be away from everybody you love, sadly needs must. A slow introduction back into home life with a local holiday.
    Love the beach huts, and a good choice, beach over shopping mall any day

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    1. can't wait to get back on the beaches in Dubai. hubby and I talked about this over the weekend and reached the conclusion we probably wouldn't see much more of our adult kids than we do now if we lived back in the UK, what with their lives and locations, it just would be nice to be closer and have the option

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  3. Love the beach hut picture. Sounds like a full on few days in the UK - I guess you are always trying to pack it in when you are back. Hopefully you can recover a little now. The flight looked lovely being so empty.

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    1. looking forward to a holiday now...lol

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  4. I bet you were pleased to have 3 seats all to yourself. The hanging basket in the first picture is so pretty. I hope you have a good week x #project365

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    1. thank you, i'd forgotten how pretty the UK looks, the 3 seats were fantastic

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  5. must always be hard saying goodbye to family and friends from the Uk when you come back for a visit. At least you had a some lovely weather during your day.
    those beach huts are so colourful and a day at the beach sounds bliss and a lot less hectic than shopping x

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    1. even though it was just a night, it was lovely to have a break from all the visiting, as much as we love and then miss it, it's hard work

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  6. We hope to visit Beer soon too, I have heard it's stunning! Just think you have warm weather now whilst we are shivering!

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    1. that warm weather is just too hot...lol. I really miss the English and Welsh seaside, despite only living 1km from the sea in Dubai, it's just not the same

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  7. The beach huts are lovely! Must have been tough saying goodbye, again. Hope you're doing okay this week x

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    1. I'm off on my travels again in a few weeks and children 3 & 5 are coming over for christmas

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  8. I dream of having extra room on a plane!! How lucky to have a whole row!
    Glad you got to see most of the children. It's good for the soul!
    I had good news today... son's work visa has now been granted. :) #overjoyed!

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    1. a whole row is quite a feat with all the flying I've done

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