Wishing you all a Happy New Year. Christmas was quiet, spent with friends having brunch in a local hotel. We spent the New Year on the Palm.
For all the new people I'm a married mum of 5 adults, with 1 granddaughter. I live in Dubai with my husband Peter and our cat and dog. We moved here in 2014 after 4 years in South Africa. Later this month I am relocating to the UK with our cat and dog into our former family home. Our last lot of tenants prompted this move after damage was reported to us by our agents. Work, repairs and redecorating are being carried out now. The plan is to move Peter to an apartment in April/May and ship the rest of our furniture back to the UK. Both Peter and I will be travelling between Dubai and the UK regularly. We have friends visiting Dubai in March and a wedding in the UK to attend in June. We will also be visiting our children in the UK, Northern Ireland and Australia as well as planned travel accompanying Peter with work to South Africa, Turkey and Egypt.
363 Sunday I woke up feeling a lot better so popped out to the Mall of the Emirates for a coffee. Christmas decorations are all put away now in the malls and the Dubai Shopping Festival is in full swing. I spent the afternoon in the garden and I booked Peter's UK flight for February, car hire for me, another flight for me in March and paid the council tax for the house, claimed back the council tax from the flat, the water bill and property management fees for the flat. The notifications on Peters phone for the credit card have driven him mad in work.
364 Monday Popped out to pay my friends maid on her behalf, started the process of selling my car and collected the dogs vet book. In the evening Peter and I went to the Marina to view some apartments ready for the next stage of our relocation. Migraine now in full swing.
365 Tuesday Hardly slept, Migraine kept me awake most of the night. Phoned Dr's and requested a paracetamol drip and fluids, also received a tramadol injection in my bum. Was home a few hours later, pain free, but very dozy. Managed to give Bob a bath as he stunk, but that was it for the day. went out on the Palm for New Year to a colleagues of Peters to see the fireworks.We were going to the beach but I don't think i'd have managed the night.
1 Wednesday We got home at 3am, slept till 10am and out food shopping at midday. The rest of the day was spent cleaning the house, dusting, washing and bathrooms. Peter cooked and I booked child 5's fight out for the 10th he'll be flying back with me the end of the month to help me settle the cat and dog into their new lives in the UK. I took the tree down and tidied away. This was the only photo I took today, can't believe this was 20 years ago , it's also in daily use.
2 Thursday Took Bob to the dog park for the final time before we leave for the UK at the end of the month. We had the park to ourselves, threw balls with a sling for 45 minutes. Spent the rest of the day hoovering and mopping the house. I've developed a tremor in my right shoulder which made the tasks difficult and I was very breathless so lots of rest and it took me all day to do.
3 Friday Not much this morning other than food preparation, party started around 2pm with a Braai (BBQ). The cat was locked away as we had all the doors open to enjoy the outside.
4 Saturday Up late and out to the Canal for a walk and for me to take more photos for my construction diary. I used to write a weekly post and link to #mysundayphoto documenting the changes in Dubai over the 5 years with the various building projects, I really must update these posts.
We had a BBQ for lunch, I reorganised the kitchen as part of the preparation for the move at the end of this month and started watching Don't f**k with cats on Netflix.
Nothing on the blog this week.