Rather boring photos this week, but they do sum up what's been going on in my week. You'd be forgiven for thinking Sunday's photo was taken in the UK, but no, it's Dubai wet, windy and on the chilly side.
48 Sunday Dentist again, to have the crown fitted and a new plate adjusted so I don't look like one of the Proclaimers. Called in at a friends, cleaned the garden and balconies (again)
49 Monday Took Peter to the airport. He won't get back until after I leave on Wednesday morning. Met a friend briefly in IKEA, assembled this unit and cleaned upstairs in the house and got the spare room ready for a visitor Peter has over the weekend.
50 Tuesday Took the cat with me and Bob to the dog park, then off to boarding for the next 10 days, as when Peter returns he'll be off again and it's too much of a hassle for him to pick up and drop off again just for 2 nights. Had my nails and eyebrows done on my way home and stopped at the car wash also. I washed all the dog and human bedding, cleaned the litter tray, ironed and cleaned downstairs.
So weird eating my lunch without the cat and dog filling the gap in this photo.
51 Wednesday up at 4am and taxi to the airport. A none eventful flight arriving in the UK around mid day, collected car hire, drove to South Wales, unpacked, went for coffee, topped up my phone and dinner in the pub with a friend.
Fridge stocked with essentials from above friend. Milk, tea bags and chocolate.
52 Thursday Drove to Newport for a food shop, the flat was devoid of everything other than toiletries and cleaning products as it's not been used since October. Batch cooked in the afternoons so I can eat easily after being out for long days with family and friends. Popped into see the Things and fell asleep on the sofa.
Forgot I had to climb a flight of stairs.
53 Friday Picked up child 3 and went to Gloucester to visit child 1, took her for a walk locally then off to the care home offices to demand why I've learnt all this new stuff from the staff yet no one had emailed to say what was going on. It's a constant battle to find stuff out.
54 Saturday Coffee with my nephew and his partner and they announced their pregnancy, around 22-24 weeks and only found out a few days ago. Popped into see child 2 briefly and called in at my old neighbours who I first met in 1994. 25 years just melted away and whilst helping one strip wall paper it felt like time had stood still.
The only photo I took today.
On the blog this week:
A visit to Dubai Miracle Gardens and Butterfly centre
Coming back to the UK and meeting up with friends of 25 years, has made me realise we really don't make friends in the same we as we used to. Do we make real friends anymore?
Photos and plans from around the home this month in Dubai
Lovely news about your nephew. Sorry to hear that communication has failed once again with the care home #365ReplyDelete
SOme things never change, so excited about the new babyDelete
Arghh, Suzanne, how frustrating with the care home staff not telling you what's going on.ReplyDelete
Glad to know you're back in the UK, and are meeting family and friends. Lovely news re new baby coming.
Who's taking care of your plants in the garden while you are away? I spotted you have a nasturtium in a pot, I love this plant, it's pretty and also tasty.
we do this every 2 years with the care home, out of sight out of mindDelete
Welcome back to the UK! This weather is so good compared to usual! How frustrating about the care home. That's lovely that your friend stocked up the basics for you. How exciting about the new baby!ReplyDelete
my friend is a super starDelete
Welcome back to the UK. Ahh, I think it's warm. hehehe It's supposed to be the warmest day in February ever today. It sounds like you have lots of fun planned.ReplyDelete
Wow! It did look grey & wet in Dubai.
Glad your friend got your fridge stocked with the essentials. Chocolate is a must!
That's a shame the care home aren't keeping you updated.
Congrats to your nephew and his partner. x
can't believe how warm it's been here in the UKDelete
who keeps tea bags in the fridge???? but nice you had a few essentials. Smart move to cook in bulk to make life easier.ReplyDelete
OOhhhh another baby, exciting, and congrats to them.
What a shame the care home do not keep you updated, surely they are obliged to?
yes the care home are obiliged but as we're out of sight, we're also out of mind sadlyDelete
Ah it drives me crazy communication is key but a lot of places are lousy at it. #365ReplyDelete
sadly there's a huge turn over of staff which is mainly the problem with communicationDelete
Yay, welcome back to the UK. The weather has been lovely, even up here. Sounds like you have a lot of fun things planned. No idea why there are tea bags in the fridge. That seems odd. Shame about the care home, but exciting news about the baby. xx #365ReplyDelete
tea bags were in the fridge only for the photo lolDelete
Congratulations to your nephew! That care home seem to be particularly bad at communicating. Nice of your friend to get the essentials in for you.ReplyDelete
my frined is lovely she looks after the flat and the kids when I'm awayDelete
Must be so frustrating that the staff don't keep you informed!ReplyDelete
Congrats to your nephew!
a bit more shouting at the staff and we're back on track againDelete
The UK weather has been so changeable with some really warm days and cold. This time last year we had the beast from the east and this year was the hottest February on record! #project365ReplyDelete
I was here last year when we had all the snowDelete