I haven't taken many pictures this week, despite being on holiday as I've been spending time with friends and their families, just chilling out, drinking wine and eating great food.
I've really had a good rest this week and it's been great to spend time with old friends with no agenda. I've been packing Christmas boxes and sorting through donations matching them up with the right facilities.
342 Sunday Spent the day cleaning the house, popped out for coffee and finished packing. Peter cooked tea and we had an early night. Finished approving quotes and booking the work needed on our UK house. Apart from carpets, it'll all be clean and freshly decorated throughout by my next visit. As the furniture isn't arriving until May, I have plenty of time to decide.
Time spent trying to capture this stray so I could get him to the vets but he won't let me near him.
343 Monday Super busy day, took Peter to the airport, cat and dog to boarding, Dr's, nail bar, dropped gifts with friend, car cleaned and took it to the garage to see about selling it. Home, ironing, dinner, bath and evening spent finishing off the online paperwork.
I visited a psychiatrist today as I've been having problems sleeping max 4 hours a night, since discovering I'm intolerant to wheat my health has improved, the migraines have stopped and my chronic pain has improved. But we still haven't reached the bottom of the high white blood cell count or discovered if my iron levels are rising and if the small bleed in the small intestine has stopped. The past two years have seen me discover a lesion on the brain, tested for Leukaemia, my father then died, bone marrow biopsy under the care of an oncologist for 18 months, dental implant surgery and now the decision to return to the UK next month. I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. Had pretty much reached that conclusion prior to making the appointment but couldn't get short term help with the sleeping problems unless I saw him first.
Ladies waiting area at the Dr's
344 Tuesday Off to the airport at 7am for day flight to Johannesburg, Peter collected me on arrival and took me to my friends house in Pretoria where I'm staying till the weekend.
345 Wednesday Spent the day pottering around friends house and just relaxing. Peter collected me after work and we went to another friends house for a Christmas dinner. I stayed over night and he returned to Joburg.
346 Thursday I took myself off early for a mini self drive safari, where I used to spend a lot of time as it was near child 4 &5's old school. I finished reading my book by a lake, drinking tea and watching the birds. Early evening I met a friend with her 2 children at the local dairy farm.
347 Friday Out in the morning for a coffee then the afternoon was spent with the friend I'm staying with drinking cocktails while her son was at the cinema with Friends. Peter collected me after work and we drove 'home' to the Golf Estate where we used to live to stay with another set of friends for the weekend.
348 Saturday Had a good sleep and off to a local market this morning, then dinner out tonight.
On the blog this week:
Why it's important to have routine
Letting the side down with plastic use and recycling with Going Green.