Saturday, 16 March 2019

One Daily Positive - Week 11 UK to Dubai and it's raining here also.

I left the UK in a storm and arrived home to one in Dubai. The big difference though was it was warm with a high of 24c and a low of 18c.

I arrived home wearing jeans, jumper, boots and carrying my jacket. I was a little warm, but I need my winter gear for my next trip to South Africa in May.

I've also struggled with the 4 hour time difference and still on UK time over the weekend.

69 Sunday Up early to Gloucester to meet Mary and Sarah, it was bloody freezing and blowing a gale. Had a lovely day then drove over to Cirencester to take child 5 out for dinner and then returned to South Wales in a snow storm.

70 Monday Lazy morning, coffee and blogging and spent the rest of the day cleaning the flat and packing. Child 3 is moving in until after his driving test and his return to Australia. Collected spare key from a friend, visited the Things. So happy to report Thing 4 is going to be a girl, due in August. Called in to say bye to friend who flat sits for me, printed flight ticket and TV licence.

71 Tuesday Woke to cold, wet and windy weather. Collected mum and drove north to Blackpool, stopping along the way for coffee and snacks. Cousin and Aunt met us in the afternoon. We started a walk to the beach, got beaten back by the wind after 100yds and retreated to the pub for the evening.

72 Wednesday Breakfast, attempted a walk on the seafront but almost got blown off our feet, then off to the Crematorium for my Uncle's funeral. Took mum back to my aunt's house where she's staying for around a week and I spent the night back in the Premier Inn. So grateful I was able to spend time with my Uncle over recent years and time with my aunt and cousin on my last trip in happier times.

73 Thursday Early start and drive to Birmingham to return car hire and catch my flight back to Dubai. The drive was horrendous, with standing water, speed restrictions and several accidents. The journey took 4 and a half hours.
The flight home was good, no pain, new movies and friendly neighbours.
Bob was pleased to see me, but panicked by the thunder storm.

74 Friday So tired, went to bed at 10pm and was awake between 1am till 5am, back to sleep till midday, popped out for coffee and food shop with Peter, watched TV and bed at 9pm. The rain continued throughout the day.

75 Saturday Awake throughout the night again. Peter went out in the morning while I unpacked and tidied. We then popped out for a late lunch/early tea. Most of the day though was spent like this.

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16 comments:

  1. The wind has been horrendous, and can't imagine just how much worse it must have been on the seafront. Lovely to see you even if we did get rather windswept at times. Sounds like the interesting weather is following you at the moment #365

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    1. still blowing a gale and sand around in Dubai and lots of welcome rain, mum and i were in hysterics trying to walk along the beach front

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  2. It was so nice to see you both last weekend. It must have been sad to go to your uncle's funeral, but good to know that you have spent time with him in recent years. Glad you had a good flight home and hope your sleep sorts itself out soon.

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    1. the sleep sorted itself out eventually, flight was good for a change and lovely to meet up with you again also

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  3. So lovely to hear that you met up with Mary & Sarah.
    It sounds like you've seen all the weather this week. We've had the wind all week but it's mostly been bright and sunny up here. x

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    1. i'm still having weather, but back in dubai

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  4. A week of contrasts for you. Glad you managed to spend time with your uncle in recent years though.

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    1. i think i tend to spend more time seeing people now i live abroad than when i did when we lived in the uk

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  5. The weather is still pretty horrendous here (probably because I chose to book last week off work... doh!).

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  6. How lovely to meet up with fellow bloggers. shame about the weather not only for that day but for spoiling the chance to walk along the beach.
    Quite right to have a few lazy days, you deserve it.
    Good luck to child 3 with his driving test

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    1. mum and i found it hysterical trying to walk in the wind

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  7. The weather sure seems to have been crazy lately more like Winter than spring. Still it seems that you managed to get lots done. #365

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    1. the weather is still mad over here in dubai also

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  8. Must have been so nice to meet up with the others.

    Aww poor Bob looks so scared!

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    1. it's always lovely to catch up with fellow bloggers, Bob kept me up most of the night

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