I'm still on my travels. I left Dubai on July 2nd, travelling to South Africa, UK and Germany. Peter joined me on the 25th, flying into Birmingham and we drove to Manchester, Cumbria and Leeds before basing ourselves in Monmouth for a week, where we visited the kids, family and friends.
This week we've visited Gloucester to see our daughter and spent 3 nights in Malvern, booking into a hotel, to chill out, walking the Malvern hills, visiting as man pubs as possible, meeting our tenants and carrying out a house inspection and visiting friends. We are currently in Lyme Regis for the weekend with an ex colleague of Peters and while the men have been fishing and Barbecuing, us wives have been gossiping and shopping.
I'm now ready to go home, I've had enough of living out of a suitcase and eating out most days, my feet are sore from all the walking and my calf muscles are screaming at me when I climb the stairs.
Summer has followed me around on my travels, I was hoping for a typical British summer with plenty of rain and while it is cloudy today, most of it will be spent in the car.
Next week we have a lot of paperwork to sort and sign, coffee dates and lunches with friends, bike rides and days out with our 5 year old niece, all in and around Gloucestershire, South Wales and Bath. Next Sunday I'm off to London for a day with the Daily Mail, Peter and the teen fly out to Dubai on the 15th from Birmingham and I start the last part of my journey, via the train to St Albans before returning to Dubai on August 19th for a rest before I return to work 10 days later. We have overnight visitors at the end of the month on route from Europe back to South Africa, the teen returns to boarding school in the UK at the end of the month and child 3 of 5 is then visiting for 2 weeks with his girlfriend.
That's it then till my Mother arrives late November for 3 weeks, followed by child 4 of 5 joining us for Christmas and child 5 of 5 arriving for the New Year with my 24 year old niece.
My Week in photos:
Day 213 Sunday. Gratitude-Enjoying Sunday Lunch in the pub.
Day 214 Monday. Bathtime-Playing in the rain with my niece.
Day 215 Tuesday. In My Garden-Hotel Garden.
Day 216 Wednesday. Shoes-I don't think I can walk any further.
Day 217 Thursday. Sweet-Meeting my blogger friend Izzie.
Day 218 Friday. Fashion-Living out of a suitcase.
Day 219 Saturday. Blue-Peter returning from his fishing trip.