Saturday, 13 January 2018

One Daily Positive Week 2

I'm fighting boredom and if I'm honest loneliness also. If I don't acknowledge it, I get depressed. Dubai isn't like the UK, regardless of nationality, people just don't strike up conversations and friendships here, they don't just pop round with an invite and meeting up for coffee is like pulling teeth. do I keep sending whatsapp's, rearranging when they cancel last minute, it gets embarrassing.

Anyway I've spent most of this week on my own, with Peter working in Saudi. I've got an awful lot of stuff done and believe it or not I've actually been out the house house everyday, with the dog or on my own. Had lunch with a friend, visited the dog park, pub quiz with different friends,and several coffees (on my own).

7 Sunday The start of the working week in Dubai, did the washing and some cleaning and tidying up. Cycled to the local shops for a coffee, have fixed my panniers on my bike which means I don't have to take the car out as much.

8 Monday I got so much done today I almost completed my 'to do' list for the whole of the month, dropped Peter at the airport at 5am and worked non stop all day till 5pm when I had a bath and was in bed by 7pm. It rained during the night.

9 Tuesday Bad news day. But first I'd had a lovely morning, visited the dog park with Bob, lunch with a friend and a visit to the garden centre and I bought stamps.

10 Wednesday Spent the morning in the garden blogging, having breakfast and drinking tea. I ordered a cat gym for Pushkins last night from Souq Amazon and it arrived by 10am. Went out for coffee and wrote some letters, did some sewing in the afternoon and out to the pub quiz in the evening.

11 Thursday My 9am rule went out the window as I didn't wake up till 8.45am. I started cleaning the house, but it took most of the day as I hadn't got myself dressed, ready for the day. Not a good day all round for me. I took myself out for a coffee and wrote some more letters, but my heart just isn't in doing anything right now, did a food shop, had a bath and watched TV in bed. The fence panels were delivered to be erected over the weekend.

12 Friday Peter arrived home in the early hours. We went to Dubai Marina for breakfast and a walk. and just chilled out at home in the afternoon.

13 Saturday We watched with interest as the fence started to go up, it'll be finished by tomorrow, popped out for a coffee and stocked up the booze cupboard in Abu Dhabi. Beef in the slow cooker all day and looking forward to a full roast later on this evening.

On the blog this week:

My Sunday Photo and this year I'm focusing on buildings. The building of the Dubai Eye.
Animal Tales and PoCoLo Moving home in Dubai with Pets
Tweens, Teens, Beyond. Triumphant Tales and new linky Best boot Forward My 9am rule to beat the boredom





29 comments:

  1. Oh no! So sorry that you are feeling lonely....It sounds like you have filled your time well though...
    Your bike looks fab and so does the plants and flowers...
    I hope your cat is enjoying it's gym....That service from Amazon is fab!
    Enjoy your roast. It sounds like it's going to be a good one. x

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    1. The roast was fab, beef in beer in the slow cooker, fence going up this week and plants going in next week, don't really have time to be too lonely, just miss having mates popping in and out

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  2. The garden is really coming together. I can't believe how well that cat gym has gone down, my old cats never bothered with them at all. Wish popping over for a coffee was feasible, I often feel a bit adrift xx #365

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    1. I feel the same, wish I could teleport myself, if it wasn't so far I'd be over for a week every month

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  3. Wow I am seriously impressed with how fast you are sorting that garden and all those plants! It looks great. And good work getting out the house. It always makes me feel better to get fresh air. #365

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    1. so far all i've done is make a few phone calls and hand over a lot of money to get all this done, but one doesn't do anything for one self in Dubai lol

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    1. once things get going here, they get done quickly

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  5. Ooh that glass reflection photo is gorgeous. And the garden's coming on well. Hope next week isn't as lonely

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    1. busy most days this coming week i think

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  6. I know that feeling so well of being bored and lonely, I'm sorry you're feeling it too. There is a gap when your life is mainly in the UK, friendships built over the years can't be replicated in another country in short amounts of time. I have similar problems of "friends" cancelling last minute and then I can't do anything to fill the time as I don't have the people to pop in and see like I used to. I'm sending you positive vibes.

    Pushkins' cat gym looks really cute I hope they enjoy it! I love a good slow cooker recipe, dump it in, leave it and hot yummy dinner!

    Hope you have a good week to come.

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    1. lots of plans for this week that involve real people which is nice, the cat now has a harness so we can take her outside also

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  7. Sorry to hear you're feeling down, and that you've had some bad news. I know I can get lonely in the day and my family are only out for a few hours, plus I am actually working at home! Hope things pick up for you soon.
    That is a serious number of plants!

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    1. Just a few plants to get started with lol

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  8. Sorry to read that you're feeling lonely, it must be hard to be so far from family and friends. Love the cat gym, it looks very inviting. The fence in progress looks good too. And the flowers you bought will add a splash of colour.

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    1. I'm getting out and about more since i started recognising it

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  9. I like that saying on your wall.
    I think you just need to be kind to yourself. and take it easy.
    Nice that you have managed out most days by 9am, but I am sure you needed the sleep in.
    I love reflection pictures.

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    1. i bought the saying many years ago and it peels off and follows us around

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  10. Sorry to hear you are feeling lonely! I would find it hard to live that far away. Nice to see your garden coming along with all those lovely plants #365

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    1. there are some days when i dont get chance to be lonely and i can't wait to finish the garden

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  11. Sorry that you are feeling a little lonely, although you have managed to get lots done, we will have to set up a #project365 virtual coffee morning! Very impressed at the speed of the fence going up, ours took weeks!

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    1. virtual coffee morning sounds good, but I'm in the UK next month, will need to find out where everyone lives to see if meeting up is possible in anyway

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  12. Sorry you are feeling lonely! I have a hard time getting people to meet up here that I am on the verge of giving up even trying! That cat gym looks fab

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    1. i have another coffee date on monday, here's hoping something comes of this

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  13. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of your garden when it's finished!! The photo of the shiny mirrored cafe (Dubai Marina?) is awesome #project365

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    1. garden is now finished and i'll be sharing the pics throughout the week for sure

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  14. The garden is coming together isn't it? The pub quiz sounds fun - I'd like to be able to get to one regularly.

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    1. we don't make the effort to attend the pub quiz as much as we should, garden is now finished, photos to follow

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  15. Sorry you're feeling lonely... Love your photos though especially the reflection one! #365

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