Sunday, 22 October 2017

My Sunday Photo - Week 147 - N is for Normal

I'm back home in Dubai until November 6th, the purpose of my trip home is to find a new house to move to, we're trying to downsize. Apparently people in Dubai don't know what downsizing is and all the houses we've looked at so far are bigger than the 4 bed villa we live in now, however, we live near the beach in a prime location, so by moving a bit further inland we can save almost a third in rent and move to a much better quality home.

I'll be in the UK again for 3 weeks to finish helping my mum move, then retuning to Dubai for our actual move and won't be back in the UK until February.

I'm struggling to adapt to the time difference, driving on the wrong side of the road again (I keep getting in the wrong side of the car) and the heat, despite the summer being well and truly over, it's still 35c in the day.

It's been emotionally draining returning to Dubai. Since we've lived abroad I've always worried that every trip home could be the last time I see my parents. Sadly this year, my father died while I was in the UK, hence my extended stay and returning home has meant having to go through things all over again. Telling people when they ask if I've had a good summer in the UK and having some of his things around me that I'm rediscovering, but this time without family around to support me. I'm not looking forward to returning to the UK next month as it all seems so final, but I get one last visit to the home he shared with my mum, before she moves with some of his belongings in a box to her new home.

It's strange being back in Dubai after 3 months in the UK, but it's nice to have a break. I'm not doing anything different than normal, going out and drinking coffee and blogging, I just happen to have different scenery to look at.







10 comments:

  1. I don't know how you manage being back and forth, good luck with operation house hunting.

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  2. That's quite a view. Hopefully you find a new home soon

    Thank you for linking up

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  3. That is such a lovely view...It must be so hard to settle when you are back and forwards every few months x

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    1. I’ve no idea where half my stuff is

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  4. The scenery looks beautiful, but it must be very strange adjusting to 'normal' after so long away and everything that has happened.

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    1. I’ve no real idea of what a normal life is these days

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  5. good luck with everything. sorry to hear about your dad. is your mum moving to a smaller house or a retirement village? best of luck x

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    1. Thanks, Mum is moving to a new build 2 bed flat

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