Sunday 7 October 2018

A UK Family Wedding and a year of travel.

Apart from a week in September and a stop over this Wednesday, I've not been back in Dubai since May, so I've been taking a break from the construction photography, although Peter has been taking weekly photo's of the metro stations for me, the glass panels are going on now.

I've been travelling a lot over the summer, Northern Ireland, Germany, Greece and South Africa visiting family and friends and it's lovely to be back in the UK for our 3rd and final wedding of the year. Sadly we've also had 3 funerals this year, my SIL, my uncle and Peter's uncle also, but 2018 will be remembered for the weddings as well. Our eldest son got married in June, best friends in July and our niece yesterday.

Whilst I'm looking forward to returning to Dubai in a week or two, I'm really going to miss the UK as my next visit isn't until March 2019. My mother is joining us in Dubai for Christmas also, but that's not the end of my travels for this year, we're going to Cairo in November and back to South Africa in December.

Prepared for all weathers and the reception was in a field. If you look closely at the dress, it's covered with umbrellas.

My Sunday Photo's for 2018.

Week 158 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 A Wedding Our first child got married
Week 180 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower
Week 181 Dubai and Wales Al Fahidi Fort and Chepstow Castle 
Week 182 Dubai New Metro Station in Al Furjan 
Week 183 Dubai Ski Dubai
Week 184 Another Wedding
Week 185 South Africa Life in a township
Week 186 Austria Ski Jump 
Week 187 Dubai Green Plant Bio Dome 
Week 188 Dubai Update on the Metro Station
Week 189 Dubai My view from the balcony changed in 8 months
Week 190 Greece Just how instagramable is it?
Week 191-192 Dubai Before and After. 3 months out of Dubai
Week 193 Dubai Building a boat in the sky
Week 194 An African Sunset
Week 195 Building with boxes Charity work in South Africa


  1. well over a year, I wonder if you will see any changes in that time here? My guess is nothing like being away for Dubai for a few months.

  2. I love those wellies. I hope it was a lovely wedding. It will be nice to have your mum over in Dubai for Christmas.

    1. wedding was fab, looking forward to taking mum out and about

  3. That is an exceptional wedding outfit! Wouldn't suit me, but you certainly seem prepared, and have the appropriate measure of glamour.

    1. thank you, i'm alwasy prepared for British weather

  4. I've loved following your travels this year, looking forward to Cairo.

    Love the idea of a wedding in a field.

    Have a good Sunday and thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto

    1. it would've been better if it wasn't so cold, but at least it didn't rain

  5. Hi Suzanne, you have been a busy little travel bug this year! You'll have just enough time back in Dubai to unpack and repack. I do like yesterdays wedding outfit, there's nothing like a nice pair of wellies to add a little ohlala to an outfit.



    1. and left half my stuff behind inc the flat keys and my UK bank cards

  6. Blimey, you have been busy! I love your outfit. I hope you find some time to rest! :D

  7. Brave having a wedding reception in a field at this time of year. Hopefully it wasn't too wet. (Did you realise you've now got double picture captcha on?)

  8. You really have done a lot of travelling!
    Gorgeous outfit! I love the wellies x