I never seem to be anywhere long enough to just relax. I've been in the UK for 7 weeks and it's been non stop until the last few days and just when I have a chance to relax, cases are packed and I'm back to Dubai.
I'm in Dubai for 5 weeks, then back to the UK for 10 days, then back in Dubai until January 30th. between now and the next trip I have to obtain quotes for relocating the cat and dog and our furniture to the UK and sort out our current rent renewal. I'm also working on the European Golf Tour the end of November and had to cancel my attendance at Sun City in South Africa, as there just weren't enough days in the month.
When I get to the UK in December, I have to move the contents of the flat to our Malvern House, set up utilities, council tax etc and get the flat on the rental market.
293 Sunday I met up with Mary from Over40andamumtoone at Bourton on the Water for coffee, gossip, lunch, catch up, walk, Birdland. Called in at child 5 in Cirencester to drop off a vacuum cleaner, quick cup of tea with child 1 in Gloucester and called in for a natter with @sclubbethan then called in a friends home whom I've known for 28 years, one of the few people who knew me sans kids that I'm still in touch with today. Home at 9pm, bath and bed.
294 Monday Met mum for coffee, helped her home with her shopping, met 2a and 2b at the supermarket to assist with trolley and pram and baby, then back to the flat to sort paperwork, tax return. Visited a friend for dinner.
295 Tuesday Took Thing 1 and 2 to school, coffee and finished tax return. Coffee shop visit and blogging, washing and flat cleaning and spent the evening at mums after she had an endoscope.
296 Wednesday School run again, off to Newport car shopping, carved pumpkins with the Things and visited another friend for dinner.
297 Thursday Accompanied mum to the doctors, coffee, blogging and cleaning the flat, valuation for rental market at 1pm, caught up with my nephew, his partner and baby then spent the evening with the 2's
298 Friday Up early, bedding changed and washed, bins emptied, flat shut down and said bye to mum and off to the airport for my flight home. An uneventful flight, Peter collected me and home and in bed by 2.30am (11.30pm UK time)
299 Saturday Had a good sleep, 7 hours, a bath, unpacked, watched Rugby, out for coffee and a late lunch/early dinner. Walked Bob then spent the evening watching TV and eating my Christmas quality streets I brought back with me.
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With all the running around (flying) and organising I'm doing for the future I still have to remember to Live in the moment