It's a new week, Peter was back in work and my life started on repeat again. I'm bored, my life is boring. But I've decided it's ok to be bored as long as I don't end up spending too much money to entertain myself.
I started the week on Sunday after I'd finished the cleaning and went for coffee at the Souk Madinat with a spectacular view of the Burj Al Arab. It was my nieces 6th birthday, she was born the month after we left the UK and I'm missing out on so much not seeing her grow up. I made a visit to the garden centre and collecting Rory from the vets for the afternoon. I've decided I need to explore a bit further a field than my local neighbourhood and although I can't believe I'm actually saying this, I'm looking forward to the weather improving so I can spend some time on the beach.
On Monday I headed off to Dubai Mall arriving at 8.30am where I had a walk round, took photos for my blog, had coffee and planned my route around the stores I wanted to look at. The shops don't open till 10am so I got some lovely pictures minus the tourists. I collected Rory for the afternoon and took her back to the vets at 7pm.
My dog has a better social life than me as on Tuesday Jelly came round to play and we went out for a walk into the desert, boring afternoon watching planes crash on youtube and doing the ironing. We took Rory for a walk in the evening after Jelly was collected.
On Wednesday I got Peter to drop me at a near by cafe and after my daily latte I collected Rory and picked her and brought her home for the day. The cat really isn't impressed with the extra dogs this week and it took me over an hour to coax her off the roof. I scheduled more blog posts and transplanted my seedlings into bigger pots. After dropping Rory off I caught the bus to Ibn Battuta where I met a friend and then Peter joined us and her husband in the local pub for a quiz night. We won, my general knowledge these days is crap, there were no questions on air planes crashes or on serial killers which I seem to spend a lot of time watching on youtube.
Due to the rain, the house needed cleaning again on Thursday as there were animal paw prints everywhere and a fresh layer of sand covering everything from the winds. I did the food shopping, collected Rory and read my book. The vets was closed due to refreshment so Rory spent the night with us.
Friday we headed off to the desert with Bob and Rory, while Bob ran around playing ball with his doggie friends, we kept Rory on the lead. On our way home we took her to meet her potential forever home humans and their dog Ice, who they adopted through Dubai Animal Welfare Society, the same organisation I'm working with and we left her there for her trial adoption. With 3 dogs in the house this week the conservatory or Bob's bedroom as we call it need a real good clean. We went down the beach in the afternoon and a BBQ at home in the evening.
Saturday morning we were up early and off to Ikea. We've bought an apartment in South Wales and it needs furnishing, I purchased bedding and kitchen items in October when I was last over to sign and collect the keys. We'll be ordering a sofa bed to be delivered and assembled with help from my sister prior to my arrival next month. I'll sort a bed, table and chairs, wardrobe and a chest of drawers out when I arrive.
51/365 What I'm looking at.
54/365 Noise. (lack of now the kids have left home)
55/365 I'm thankful.
56/365 Social Media. Scheduling blog posts.
On the blog this week:
MySunday Photo - W is for weather
Travel - 10 Things not to do in Luxor
My Michael McIntyre moment - Public bathroom technology
Parenting - Sharing my son with another family