I've decided to continue with the holiday theme for the week while child 3/5 and his girlfriend, 3a, visit.
Despite travelling since 27th March I don't actually feel like I've had a holiday or even a rest. I've been walking Bob before 8am every morning as it's starting to get too hot to be outside during the day and Peter walks him around 8pm. I've split the day into 2. I spend the morning with some quick household chores, blogging and sorting out emails and photo's and go out for a coffee and the afternoons having a nap and watching TV, then the early evenings getting dinner ready (mainly salads) some ironing and washing up or going out for something to eat.
I've been following up on a few issues, cancelled flight, damaged case, deposit refund for car hire x 2, mobile phone, child 5's flight for Witsun and his applications for apprenticeships, upcoming job interview and police checks, HMRC to get son's NI number, register for Proxy voting for the General Elections and sorting out online accounts for the UK flat and paying bills here. I also packed a few bits and pieces for my next trip, stuff we can use in the flat and started cutting out triangles to make bunting and sewed a couple of dog beds for donation.
120/365 Sunday. Magazine.
I visited the Jumeriah Madinat for a coffee, did a bit of shopping, visited the nail bar for a manicure and spent the afternoon booking brunch for Friday and a few trips for child 3 & 3a. We had an early night while child3 & 3a explored Box Park and City Walk.
121/365 Monday. Holiday.
It's child 3's 25th birthday today, I spent the morning online, dropped them at the beach, chilled out for an hour, had a coffee and blogged in the afternoon. There was birthday cake and 3 & 3a went to Jumeriah Madinat for dinner, we watched Netflix and had an early night.
122/365 Tuesday. Food.
I dropped 3 & 3a at Dubai Mall, they went up the Burj Khalifa and to the Aquarium and I spent an hour on my blog, drinking coffee and eating cake. I did some food shopping and returned home and went to bed with a headache. Apart from cooking a chicken curry for dinner, nothing much else was achieved.
123/365 Wednesday. Contemplate.
I took 3 & 3a to Dubai Marina, they caught the ferry to Diera and I had coffee and a walk. I did the ironing in the afternoon, we went out for dinner and an early night. I'm fed up of waiting for others to make decisions in regards to my life. I'm waiting on a date for a job interview, until I know if I've got the job or not I'm unable to make any plans other than returning to the UK in June. I'm either a) staying till September and Peter will join me or b) return mid August to start new job and Peter will join me early July instead.
124/365 Thursday. New
A drive on the Palm and lunch at Jumeriah Beach Residence and a stroll round the shops. 3 & 3a spent the afternoon on the beach and to Dubai Mall in the evening to watch the fountains and LED display.
125/365 Friday. Sharp.
Brunch and end of the day, also the end of my extended holiday.
126/365 Saturday B&W.
Job interview in the morning, will hear in 7-10 days. Rest of the day spent ironing and sorting paperwork while 3 & 3a were on the beach, sent hubby to the supermarket to get dinner and took 3 & 3a to airport and said our goodbyes.
Next week will be spent spring cleaning and the next visitor is child 5 at the end of May.
On the blog this week.
My Sunday Photo H is for holiday
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