Not long now till I'm back in the UK. Three weddings this year and a few trips with my mum planned to look forward to.
It's about time we had something to look forward to. There have been so many deaths in the family and with friends since July 2017.
Ramadan started this week so it's back to finding out where I can eat and drink during the day if I'm not at home. You can read more about Ramadan in Dubai here.
Wedding outfit sorted and I'm happy with my 'Mother of the Groom' choice.
Most of this week has been dealing with the aftermath of a sand storm, it gets everywhere.
133 Sunday woke and spent the day in a sandstorm, thick heavy dust in the air, up my nose, in my ears, my hair, between my toes, we didn't see the sun for 24 hours. The sand got everywhere and the whole house will need de sanding. The garden and balconies look like mini beaches, there is that much sand I could fill a bucket or two. Had a visit to the post office and stocked up on some English treats I've been missing.
134 Monday More sand issues, swept the balconies. Got up at 5am to do some gardening, walk the dog and get the household chores out the way. By 10am I was drinking coffee, did a food shop finally put the glassware back into it's cabinet (over a week later)
135 Tuesday Woke up to an empty water tank, air in the pump. I had an early start to the dog park, managed to wash Bob with what was left of the water in the outside tap. I also rearranged the kitchen cupboards to make stuff more accessible. The pool has been closed due to the sand while they tried to clean it, so it was nice to go for a swim and have a shower. Had my bone marrow biopsy results back, no cancer, no bone marrow disease, no idea what is wrong with me still.
136 Wednesday Took advantage of a cool morning and took Bob out at 5am for an hours walk. Met with Heidi at MOE as the locals call it, to be fair saying Mall of the Emirates is a bit of a mouthful. Sounds like a dream place to visit doesn't it, but trust me, all I do these days now summer is here, is visit malls.
137 Thursday Ramadan started. Finally cleaned the rest of the sand out of the house and garden, sat and watched The cat in the hat. Peter has reduced hours for the month, we had an early dinner and watched TV, both dozing on the sofa and an early night.
138 Friday started the day by lounging around and watching TV, the afternoon and evening was spent on a Yacht along the coast line and dropping anchor for a swim. I got a little travel sick, didn't see much of the views, but did enjoy the swimming.
139 Saturday A day of nothing planned. Peter went out to do a food shop and sort out his UK/Istanbul flight for July. I watched TV and tried to sort out a watering system for the garden.
On the blog this week:
My Sunday Photo - Revisiting the CN Tower in Toronto and my passion for glass floors and tall buildings.
TweensTeensBeyond, TriumphantTales, BestBootForward, PoCoLo - I've been wondering if Camilla has had this much bother with choosing her outfit as Mother of the Groom and the issues we face as step parents and our role in our step children weddings.
I can't help it but I worry about whether too many parents worry too much about their children's milestones, labelling them and whether in the grand scheme of things as a parent it actually matters in the long run.