12 Sunday Off to Ibn Battuta around midday, mum did the ironing and I did more washing and some tidying up. In the evening after dinner we watched The Prestige. Mum is moaning that the TV here is rubbish, we have films, sport or netflex, TBH we don't watch a lot of TV.
The new road system will be opened soon and some of the buildings are now occupied.
13 Monday We headed out to Dubai Mall for the day, coffee, lunch, some shopping and exploration. I sent mum and child 5 ahead of me to the car with the supermarket trolley, they got lost, were no where near where child 5 messaged me from to say 'help, come and get us' and they giggled all the way home when I called them idiots. My mum said I was the idiot for expecting them to find their own way back. I walked round the 1st floor before spotting them down below on the ground floor grrrrrrr. We had a BBQ in the evening, but ran out of gas so Peter had to finish cooking under the grill.
14 Tuesday Off to Dubai Marina for a walk round. In the afternoon we visited the outlet village.
Sunset over the desert/building site
15 Wednesday Mum and I went to Mall of the Emirates, child 5 was out when we got home. I spent the afternoon in bed, I'm exhausted.
I bought myself the feathered rucksack, it has a built in hood, handy for my move to the UK.
I'm working as a marshal at the golf in Abu Dhabi, it's an hours drive each way, the speed limit is 140km/p/h. Dubai is 120km/p/h and my car is from Dubai and is fitted with a regulator that beeps, none stop when I go over 120, so I have the radio on full blast to drown the noise out.
This is part of the European Tour and the Rolex Series. There is some serious prize money up for grabs US$7,000000.
It's been chilly in the mornings, but lovely and warm in the afternoon with a cool wind (not so good for the golfers) I've topped up my tan nicely, taken over 45,000 steps and also walked the dog twice a day. Met up with friends from previous golfing events and it's been nice to catch up with everyone. Quite a lot of the volunteers fly in for their annual holiday.
16 Thursday First day of the golf in Abu Dhabi. I'm a walking marshal, I walked round the course with on a Marquee Match with Matt Wallace, Victor Perez and Danny Willet who won The Masters in 2016 and The Open in 2019. Danny's mum and Matt's girlfriend walked with us, 2 very nice women.
It's difficult to take photos when marshalling as you never know when a camera crew will turn up.
17 Friday Out walking today with Andy Sullivan, Jason Scrivener and Scott Jamieson. Peter brought Mum and child 5 up for the afternoon, they went off to visit the Mosque afterwards and I got home at 7pm.
My most difficult crowd control moment.
18 Saturday Another day at the golf this time with Romain Langasque, Mike Lorenzo-Vera and Ashley Chesters.
A well deserved break and a chance to actually watch some golfers play.
Last day tomorrow. 3 days off then it's time for the Omega Desert Classic back in Dubai.
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hehehe! Your mum & son getting lost did make me chuckle.ReplyDelete
That rucksack with the hood is a genius idea. I've not seen them before.
It sounds like you had a great time at the golf. x
the golf was amazing, i really enjoyed itDelete
Oh that sunset picture is gorgeous! Sounds like the golf is going well although I am sorry I don't know any of the golfers you mention. Love the rucksack I had no idea you can get them with hoods. I must see if you can get them here since I carry one everywhere I go with the kids!ReplyDelete
the ruck sack will be perfect when i walk the dog in the ukDelete
oopppsss at getting lost, I struggle to find my car in a car park I have to say.ReplyDelete
Glad you are enjoying the golf and it is getting you some down time away from the stresses of home.
love the idea of a ruck sack with a hood, never seen one in the shops to be honest
the golf has been amazing. the rucksack with hood will be perfect when i go dog walking in the ukDelete
Love that sunset shot too. As I mentioned earlier in the week your mum and mine must never meet, they'd be lost in a minute! Glad you're having fun with the golf again #366ReplyDelete
my mum drove me up the wall with her lack of directional skillsDelete
Sounds like your mum and son are in cahoots - nice that they have a good relationship. The golf souonds fun. A rucksack with a hood is new to me, but I like the idea.ReplyDelete
mum and son drove me up the wallDelete
I must admit, hearing about your mum and son giggling made me giggle too ! Lovely to have some "silly memories" together, even if you had to go looking for them ! The golf sounds like a great way to get some you-time - definitely sounds like you need some of that at the moment ! xxReplyDelete
it was lovely spending time with people outside the family and the golf was the perect opportunity to do soDelete
I've never even knew rucksacks with hoodies existed, but that's a clever idea. Beautiful sunset shot. Your son and Mum are a team, so it looks. Glad you're enjoying the golf. You look stylish in your shorts. Don't think I could pull off the shorts look. I very rarely wear trousers these days.ReplyDelete
I only ever wear shorts at the golf, don't feel comfortable in them off the courseDelete
Love the pattern on the rucksack. Never seen a hood on a rucksack before. Sounds like helping with the golf would be quite interesting.ReplyDelete
the golf has been fantastic, the hooded rucksack will be perfect when i'm walking bob in the ukDelete
Love that feathered rucksack - so pretty - and what a good idea to have a rucksack with a hood. Never seen one of those before. That sunset is stunning. Reading about your mum and son giggling together made me smile. Glad you have been enjoying helping out with the golf :-) #project366ReplyDelete
I've loved every minute of the golfDelete
The golf sounds like a fantastic experience. I had to laugh at your mum and son getting lost. That sunset photo is stunning.ReplyDelete
they drove me up the wallDelete
You look so happy and relaxed whilst being a golf marshal: do you ever play as well? I hope the relocation plans are coming together #project366ReplyDelete
relocation plans are all in place now and no I don't play golfDelete
The sunset looks stunning!ReplyDelete
Had to laugh at them getting lost!
Am loving those rucksacks..didn't realise they can come with a hood!
we have some great sunsets hereDelete
It must be hectic with the lack of drainage. The Prestige is an interesting movie. Monday must've been a fun day.ReplyDelete
OoOooO you got a job! That's amazing. I wonder what it's like marshalling. It would be annoying making the crowd silent on intense moments. Any golfer celebrities you met?
I've met most of the golfers but half of them i don't know their namesDelete
Oops about getting lost in the car park, that sort of thing happens to my lot too. I bet the rain caused chaos, with it being so dry the rest of the time.ReplyDelete
I have not seen the Prestige but I don't watch much tv either.
the rain was hectic, the drains get blocked with sandDelete
Your mum and son getting lost did make me chuckle, I'd so have done that. Love the rucksack with the hood, that is genius xxReplyDelete
the ruck sack with hood is sure getting some use in the UKDelete