Sunday, 31 December 2017

My Sunday Photo - Week 157 N is for New Year

Dubai have decided there will be NO fireworks at the Burj Khalifa this year. One of the most iconic landmarks in the world and when you think of New Year and fireworks you tend to think of Sydney, Dubai and London for staging spectacular events.

They're having a light show instead. I expect it will be spectacular for sure, but for me it's fireworks. There are fireworks at the Burj Al Arab and the Atlantis, but after 3 years of living in Dubai we've sort of 'been there, done that' so we've decided to stay in and besides getting out and about in a major city on New Year is not easy, until 4 weeks ago, we lived near the beach and in the heart of Dubai so it was easy to get anywhere.

There are no new year resolutions for me, I don't have staying power. 2018 brings a lot more travel, but all UK based. We have child 4 and 4a visiting in March/April after we visit them in the UK for Child 4's medal parade after he returns from his posting in the Middle East.

Child 2 and 2a are getting married in June. Peter is best man at a wedding in July, so two trips close together for him, but I'll be over in June and staying till the end of August to escape the summer in Dubai as normal. And we're back again in October for Peter's nieces wedding.

Hopefully we'll get to see child 3 and 3a as they pass through Dubai from Australia on their way to and from the UK, if not we'll have to fit a visit in there also and of course we'll see children 1 and 5 when we visit the UK. I'm also hoping we can get my mum out to Dubai for Christmas next year, as she'll have moved into her new home by then.

I'll leave you with my favourite photo of 2017 a picture of me and my father taken 3 days, sadly before he passed away and a collage of 2017.


January - visit from niece child 4 & 5 and a trip to Egypt

February Tour of Dubai Bike Race

March 3D Canvas Street Art

April Child 5s 18th Birthday and a trip to Hong Kong for the Rugby 7s

May Ramadan and a declined job offer from me

June Ramadan and a trip to the UK

July Northern Ireland to visit child 4 and 4a and my father died

August selling dad's stuff and making memories

September Peter visited the UK

October and a quick visit to Dubai to rent a new home

November back to the UK for 2 weeks to tie up loose ends

December a new home and Christmas in Dubai






18 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne, I'm not one for making New Year resolutions either, but I do like the feel of starting a shiny new year. You sound like you have plenty to look forward to in 2018... Who knew Jaffa cakes came in tubes?!!

    xx

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    1. lots to look forward to this year and i don't care what Jaffa cakes come in, they go quickly

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  2. That is quite a collage! What a lovely image for you to share with your father. Very poignant. It also sounds like 2018 will be a busy year for you and your family.

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    1. a busy but happy year ahead for us all

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  3. What a year you've had! I know you must really treasure that photo of your dad. It just proves how important it is to keep taking photos of the people we love.
    Here's hoping 2018 will be a more enjoyable and less stressful year for you.

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    1. thank you, here's hoping 2018 is a happy one

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  4. What a lovely photo of the year and a great collage round up of the months. How does Peter cope with working through the hot Summer months?
    Nice to have so much to look forward to.
    I don't do resolutions either.

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    1. it sure is nice to have something good to look forward to

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  5. A lovely look back at an eventful year. Happy New Year to you and your wonderful travels.

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    1. thank you, hope you have a great new year

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  6. Wow what a wonderful collage and a way to look back at your travels. Happy New Year x

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    1. thank you and a happy new year to you also

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  7. Lovely photos from the past year.

    It's a shame about the fireworks...a light show just isn't the same.

    Thank you for linking up during 2017 and have a Happy New Year.

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    1. I'm sure there will be plenty of news coverage of the event, look forward to 2018

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  8. Aww! Such a lovely photo of you and your dad. One to treasure!
    Happy new year! Wishing you all the best for 2018 x

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    1. thank you and a Happy New Year to you and yours also

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  9. It's a shame there weren't any fireworks - a light show isn't quite the same. Lovely look back over your year but sorry for the loss of your dad. It's a beautiful photo of you with him. Sounds like you have lots of lovely plans for this year.

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    1. Hopefully 2018 brings many happy events, I don't want a repeat of 2017

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