Sunday, 3 November 2019

One Daily Positive - Week 44 My week in photos

Wow that was a long week, Peter home early hours of Friday and back off for two weeks on Sunday. Welcome to my new life.

Made appointment for blood tests next week to check on my iron levels since going wheat free, feel much better in regards to no migraines, but the headaches and neck pain have been creeping back slowly, but this could be from stress and all the travel.

300 Sunday So back in Dubai for one day and I dropped Peter at the airport this morning for his flight to South Africa till the end of the week. To say I'm not happy with this change in job, is an understatement. But we'll make it work, we always do. I watched the Rugby and supported Wales as it's my country of birth. I started the process of the cat and dog relocation to the UK the end of January 2020. Afternoon and evening spent tidying up the garden and making long lists of things to do before my next UK trip in December, complicated with the renewal of Dubai visas.
Christmas has arrived in the stores in Dubai.

301 Monday Up early and all chores completed by 9am, went out for coffee, had my hair cut and a manicure. Afternoon spent working in the garden and cleaned the balcony, which involves running a hose pipe upwards. In the evening I was researching my family tree.

302 Tuesday New road system here in Dubai, I was away for 7 weeks, bridges, underpasses, new junctions and roads have appeared and roundabouts gone for ever. Thank fully my GPS has kept up to date with it all. Finally got to the dog park for a nice morning and catch up. In the afternoon bathed Bob and all his bedding and washed the pet bowls out. Finished tidying the garden and mowing the lawn. Paperwork completed, more appointments made and flights and car hire booked for November 26th for a week in the UK.

303 Wednesday Off to the vets to get the necessary paperwork completed for the cat and dogs move, then off to IKEA to meet a friend for the day. Spent the evening and afternoon sitting outside enjoying the cool breeze and on the laptop, sorting out issues with Mum's flat and our daughters care plan.

304 Thursday Decorated the outside of the house for halloween, it's a big event here in Dubai and all nationalities join in. Cleaned throughout the house. Popped out for coffee and a food shop.

305 Friday Peter arrived home around 7am, he's home for a few days then back to South Africa for 2 weeks. He went straight to bed, I walked the dog and packed my case for my UK trip in December, taking over all my winter clothing, a bed for Bob and food bowls. I now have a 42kg allowance with Emirates for each flight, my case weighs 21kg. I may take a second case with all our UK paperwork. I'm going to have to buy white goods for the house, as Peter will need the ones we have here and all the stuff in the flat is integral, don't think my allowance will cover them anyway lol.
Did some blogging and when Peter woke we went out for Brunch.
View from Dusit Thani of the Sheikh Zayed Road, towards the airport.

306 Saturday Go Bokke. Even though SA beat Wales on Sunday and I was born in Wales, I actually lived full time in SA longer than I did in Wales so feel I qualify to support them against England. We went to the mall in the morning, watched the rugby and took Bob on a long walk around the estate to explore the new road network, that didn't exist when we moved here 2 years ago.

On the blog this week:

What happened with our move to South Africa?

We're returning to the UK, the process of repatriation has started



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18 comments:

  1. It sounds like going wheat free has really helped you health wise.
    I imagine so much has changed in Dubai while you've been away. It sounds like things move fast over there.
    hehehe! Your cats Halloween costume did make me chuckle. How cute. x

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    1. yes the wheat free diet is really helping, now just got to wait for blood test results to check on my iron

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  2. Oh that's one cute cat. Sounds like everything's moving along on the move. I guess you're so efficient at it now.

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    1. i guess it's a lot of practice, but each country requires new things i've never done before

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  3. My husband has been gluten free for 9 or 10 years now and it's made a huge difference. If you need any recipes or pointers on substitutes give me a shout xx The cat is soooo cute. xx

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    1. thank you. At the moment I'm managing by just avoiding wheat and not really looking for alternatives other than maybe cakes

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  4. Wow, you must never know if you are coming or going with all yours and Peter's travels. I am in awe of the way new roads just appear in Dubai. It takes months and months just to upgrade a roundabout here! Love the photo of the cat ready for Halloween and I have never seen a hose running upwards!

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    1. I said the same Sarah, took them aprox 4 yrs top build a small roundabout in the middle of a bypass here to joing in the main road we come and go from, before that we had to turn right across the bypass.

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    2. It took the entire 9 years we were away to finish the M5 extension. I've had enough of all the travels now and hoping Peter will reach the same conclusion as me shortly

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  5. I am sure you will work it all out again. I suppose this is letting you see moire of the new grandchild, and maybe not much less of your husband.
    Love how they make massive structural differences in such a short time, this underpass here took 3 yrs https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-38995717/driver-takes-in-newly-opened-raith-interchange and every time you drove through it different routes in and out were opened and others
    Laughed at poor pushkins dressed up
    shut.

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    1. we're going to be about 40/60 mins away from my mum and the 3 children in the UK, so while i'll see more of them it still won't be more than once a week.

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    2. we're going to be about 40/60 mins away from my mum and the 3 children in the UK, so while i'll see more of them it still won't be more than once a week.

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  6. It's so impressive how quickly things get builtt over there but it would stress me out not knowing where I was going. Hope all the paperwork is going ok #365

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    1. Oh I'm stressed every minute of every day what's a new road to me lol?

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  7. Arrghh, my laptop is a pain. Trying to post a comment, and it keeps disconnecting.
    I'm in awe of your organisational skills. So much to prepare, pack and organise for you. Hope the job routine works out for you both. Glad to hear that the wheat-free diet helped with your migraines. Bob's bed looks comfy, but poor little Pushkins doesn't look too amused by her outfit. :)

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    1. Pushkins is rarely amused. Bob will get comfy on anything. The wheat free diet has been a life changer in regards to functioning fully without migraines, still waiting to find out iron results

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  8. I love that they get road works done so quickly there! Here there is some work happening on a roundabout and its taken a year....causes so much traffic chaos!

    Pushkins looks cute but not too impressed!

    So much to organise for the move back.

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    1. Pushkins isn't impressed with anything I'm afraid

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