Sunday, 30 December 2018

One Daily Positive - Project 365 Week 52. Christmas on the QE2 and an iron infusion

You can't just pick Christmas up as it is in the UK and move it to the sun. We live in an Arabic Country and they allow us to have Christmas.

We can't come to Dubai and take over, we have to fit in and adapt. It's great though as here we have people both muslims and non muslims wishing us a Merry Christmas, heck we even have shop displays advertising Christmas it's NOT a festive of happy holiday, it is what it is.n

I've not been well this week, was really tired after an iron infusion and on Tuesday a migraine started to develop, it was on and off controlled with medication till Friday morning. If I took to my bed and popped a handful of pills every time I had a migraine or my chronic pain flared up (I'm in constant pain with my neck 24/7) I'd not get out of bed and would probably have numerous complications from the side effects of the meds and besides, staying in bed doesn't make the pain go away, if only it was that easy.

It's also been super chilly this week with temps dropping to 16c and I've actually been shivering in the shade and after sunset.

357 Sunday Picked Peter up after he dropped his car for a service, had a Dr's visit, then took mum to the Waldorf Hotel to check out their Christmas tree and decorations.

358 Monday Mum and I went to the Mall whilst Bob went to doggy day care for a bath and another trip to see Santa. We had dinner and consumed our body weight in after 8 mints.

359 Tuesday Merry Christmas and off to the QE2 for Christmas dinner, followed by a walk on the beach to see the sunset. Die Hard was on the TV when we got home.

360 Wednesday Just another day in Dubai and I spent the best part of it at the Dr's having an iron infusion. Peter dropped mum at the Souk Madinat, early night for me, Peter stayed up to watch Man Utd win.

361 Thursday Headed off to Ibn Battuta Mall for a couple of hours, washing machine was repaired and bed lined changed, mum ironed and I felt tired so headed off to bed for the afternoon.

362 Friday Took a drive to Al Ain to show mum life outside the city of Dubai, whilst almost 3 million people live in Dubai, it's not representative of the life of how 7 million other people live. We stopped at camel farms, drove up Jebel Hafeet Mountain at 1,249ms for some amazing views over Oman, had lunch and walked round the actual town rather than visiting the malls. The christmas tree and decorations came down in the evening and were put away.

363 Saturday We headed off to the Creek for the morning, Mum finished her souvenir shopping, we had breakfast out and in the afternoon friends came to visit for a few hours.

I'm finishing the year in this post but also including the last 2 days of the year in next weeks post also.

364 Sunday Having a lazy day, dropped mum at the local pool while I blog, wash, clean and generally sort stuff in the house and measure up for new furniture we'll be ordering tomorrow.

365 Monday Off to Dragon Mart in the morning to get my sewing machine and over locker serviced and repaired and ordering new furniture for the mezzanine area. Plans cancelled and day spent in bed with Migraine. Spending the new year at a friends house, to watch the fireworks for New Year from their roof top. They're in the UK for new year.


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14 comments:

  1. Chrismtas dinner on the QE2 sounds pretty unique. Nice to have your mum over with you. Hope the migraine has gone now. Happy new year.

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    1. sadly the migraine is now on day 5 and i've had to give into it and go to bed for the day

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  2. What a lovely treat for your mum something you only do once.
    Hope the iron infusion helps.
    How lovely of your friend to lend you their house while they are away.

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    1. the QE2 was lovely and yes a one off for both of us. iron infusion has left me with an horrendous headache for 5 days. we are blessed with our friends

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  3. Ah, Suzanne, my commiserations on migraine and neck pain. Hope the iron infusion helps. Love your selfies with Mum and Peter. How very posh and grand to have a Christmas meal on QE2. The teddies in the mall look super cute, though Santa in front of the hotel looks a bit demented. :)
    Happy new year!

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    1. Lol I thought Santa looked a bit mean also. The QE2 certainly was posh, but very windy on the deck and my skirt kept blowing up. Really hope the iron infusion helps, don't think I can take much more of this

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  4. Hope the iron infusion helps. Did the QE2 live up to expectations? I remember the camel
    Market in Al Ain well. Is the town surrounded by a wall or am I imagining that? #365

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    1. I don't recall seeing a wall, but the border with Oman is marked out

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  5. Oh no! Sorry to hear you haven't been well again. I hope the new year is better for you health wise.
    I love that Christmas is celebrated in Dubia so much. I didn't think it would be a big thing. All the decorations, displays and trees are fab!
    Fab photos x

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    1. thank you, i hope 2019 is better for me with my health, i don't think i can take much more

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  6. Sorry to hear you haven't been well again. I hope you feel a bit better soon.
    Christmas on the QE2 sounds amazing! Happy new year to you. x

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    1. thank you sarah, although I think it might be easier to say when i feel well rather than when I'm ill

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  7. Oh Christmas sounds fab...hope you enjoyed the QE2. Sorry you haven't been feeling well..hope the iron infusion helps

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  8. The QE2 looks amazing! Is 16 normal for winter in Dubai? #project365

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