An unexpected trip to the UK for a family funeral on Monday, as sad as the occasion is, it is lovely to be home and have the opportunity to see family and friends again.
The weather in Dubai has been cooling down, with temps now consistently below 35c in the day and 30c during the night. That still sounds hot to you, but for us living there, it means we can now spend time outdoors, start the gardening, walk the dog and leave a window open to get some fresh air.
We don't get seasons in Dubai, it's either hot or hotter and anything that provides a splash of colour amongst the beigeness of the desert is artificial and requires a lot of work to maintain.
I took this photo of the berries, hydrangeas and autumnal leaves in my mum's garden this morning.