Peter returned to Dubai on Monday and I set about sorting out all the stuff we've been storing in the flat for various family members and going through some of my father's things we've yet to decide if we want to sell or not.
It's been a lovely week weather wise and I've enjoyed being outdoors as much as possible. As much as I've loved catching up with everyone, I'm actually rather tired at the end of the week, my body feels broken. I guess I'm probably more ill than I realise. I just don't actually know why I'm ill and what I'm ill with yet. It's difficult adjusting from nothing to full on and unless you've lived abroad you just won't get it, it's not the same as living in another town from your family. I've done that also, so I can make the comparison.
161 Sunday Took mum with us to collect child 1 and visit child 5 in his new home in the Cotswolds.
162 Monday Popped out for coffee at some point during the day, but spent most of it tidying and cleaning the flat after saying goodbye to Peter.
163 Tuesday Coffee, a walk, more tidying. Mum came down for dinner.
164 Wednesday Met old friends for lunch in town, pub in the evening after Mum joined me for dinner again.
165 Thursday Drove to Warwick to collect my father's stamp collection I'd taken for valuation, the price offered didn't even cover the face value of the unfranked stamps, so time for me to become a stamp expert while I work out out how to catalogue and sell this lot. Mum came down to help me unpack the car and carry the boxes up a flight of stairs.
166 Friday Spot of Thing 3 baby cuddles, then sports day, coffee with daughter in laws mother in town and pub in the evening.
167 Saturday Took mum to the 3 Counties Show in Malvern, it's something we used to do with family when we lived in the UK and the event usually covered fathers day and mums birthday, so it became the thing we did. Spent the evening sorting through my father's stamps. there's a lot of information out there on Penny Red's and most of it is quite fascinating.
On the blog this week:
Parenting Expat Kids
- It's one thing to hire a nanny, but handing over all parenting responsibility is a different matter. You'd be surprised at just who is raising the next generation abroad.
Where is Ramadan in the UK?
- You'd never know Ramadan had just come to an end in the UK, outside the major cities.
Building the World's Tallest Tower - Dubai Creek
- Dubai's next construction project is anything between 928 and 1300ms high, find out why the true height is being kept a secret.
Holy moly that is a huge amount of boxes for the stamp collection! Malvern is looking lovely, I haven't been in years but I remember that us was like a postcard!ReplyDelete
stamp collection looking more manageable now I've sorted it out some moreDelete
I wish my Dad was over here and still into stamp collecting, I'm sure he'd have helped if he was. He specialised in Hungarian stamps (no idea why!) but sold it all before they moved. Love the view from your flat window #365ReplyDelete
it is a gorgeous view but sadly not seen much due to all the crap piled up by the sofaDelete
Good luck with the stamp collection...It does sound very interesting xReplyDelete
Sorry to hear that you're feeling ill, and hope you will get better asap. Probably need to slow down a bit, and take it easy. What a shame the evaluation of the stamp collection didn't go as expected. It's a fascinating world, maybe you can get into philately? The sky with clouds is beautiful.ReplyDelete
the stamps are proving to be very interesting, but my father collected 5 or 100 or everythingDelete
I feel the pain on the stamp collection. We did the same with my mum for our dad's collection when she was clearing out the house when she first got ill. We got a good amount for about 3 stamps and the rest we just wanted rid so she virtually gave it away. The same with her really nice royal doulton crockery service. Couldn't even get rid of it to a second hand sales buyer.ReplyDelete
it's so hard to sell stuff, yet if you want to buy it, it's expensive, i never understand how this worksDelete
I collect stamps but my collection probably isn't as impressive :( I hope they find the cause of your illness soon, try to take it easy: your life always sounds so hectic! #project365ReplyDelete
thank you, the stamps have taken over my life for nowDelete
The stamp collection looks like being a lot of work. Hope you can make the most of it.ReplyDelete
turning out to be a bigger job than I'd anticipatedDelete
Wow are there stamps in all those boxes?? That is a lot. Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell again. I hope they get to the bottom of it soon.ReplyDelete
yep all stamps, hopefully I'll get the correct results soonDelete