We left South Africa in December 2014 after 4 wonderful years and it's so wonderful to be back to see my friends and to work with a couple of charities.
Sunday started at Starbucks very early for a coffee and to write and schedule this weeks blog posts. I've been buying and packing gifts to take to South Africa with me and my case also includes some gifts from my trip to Canada in June and the UK last month. There's not a lot of room in my case for my clothes and toiletries, but I can pick up what I need there. I start work when I get back from South Africa, you can read more about it in this week's My Sunday Photo and you can see how hard we're battling the temperatures in Dubai to keep cool, I needed plenty of rests attempting the cleaning today.
Day 284 #onedailypositive #Gisfor #fmsphotoaday #HotDrink #snaphappybritmums #project365 So not fitting the photo prompts here, but it is Gin in the glass and the only hot thing about is was the tonic that was at room temperature, around 30c, as I'd forgotten to put it in the fridge.
Day 285 #onedailypositive #Hisfor #fmsphotoaday #WhereImStanding#snaphappybritmums #project365 H is for home, where I'm standing with the sun glaring in my eyes outside our villa in Dubai
Day 286 #onedailypositive #Iisfor #fmsphotoaday #flower#snaphappybritmums #project365 I is for ideas for flowers that will grow in the desert
By 7.30pm the plumbers had been (it's the eve of a public holiday), hubby arrived home half way through and helped me move the rest of the boxes into the garage.
The boxes contained christmas decorations, camping gear, paperwork relating to the UK and the kids keep sake boxes with their christening cards and paintings. Sadly a lot of it is beyond salvaging, although hubby said he'll try to separate papers and dry them out for me while I'm away.
After tea, beans on toast as it was now late, I had a long bath and packed my hand luggage. I was at the airport at 10pm ready for my flight to Johannesburg via Doha. Todays Animal Tales post was about the cheeky squirrels I met in Stockport last month.
Day 287 #onedailypositive #Jisfor #fmsphotoaday #sport#snaphappybritmums #project365 J is for Journey as I set off for South Africa for 5 weeks volunteering with vulnerable children. Sport???? Packed this case 3 times and I feel like I've just done 10 rounds in a boxing ring 😅
Day 288 #onedailypositive #treat #fmsphotoaday #kind#snaphappybritmums #project365 within a couple of hours of landing in South Africa I was at a committee meeting with my dear friends where we are in our 5th year collecting and distributing Christmas gifts to disadvantaged children.
Friday was a long and tiring day, it was spent at store_age sorting out the donations that in my absence have just been dumped. I was collected by friends to spend the weekend at their house I was wined and dined with Pizza and Gin and fell into bed after a long soak in the bath. My blog post today was on whether I prefer Dubai or South Africa. At this moment in time, despite a heatwave in South Africa, I'm rather enjoying the cooler weather here.
Day 289 #onedailypositive #Lisfor #fmsphotoaday #MailBox #snaphappybritmums #project365 I love writing and receiving letters through the post. I travelled to Canada earlier this year to meet my pen friend Catherine Burden I'm currently in South Africa and very much hoping this card will reach her, sometime this century as the postal system in SA is a little bit broken.
Saturday is all about me. I 'm off to get my hair and nails done and a spot of shopping and coffee out and see another friend. Tomorrow sees the start of me working on the Santa Shoebox project.
Day 290 #onedailypositive #Misfor #fmsphotoaday#spiderweb #snaphappybritmums #project365 M is for Mirror. Yes I'm wearing this shirt today as the rugby is on. However I am in South Africa. It's been nice knowing you all.