Our friends leave today. I met Debbie in the playground in 2002, she also lives a few doors down from us in the UK. Her eldest son and our child 4 were best friends for a few years, they haven't kept in touch.
I've got till Monday morning to change the beds and clean the bathroom and relax before my SIL and her friend arrive on Monday for a week. I'm also going to pack my suitcase for my flight home to the UK next week. I don't have to pack any clothes, just a few items I've discovered I need in the UK. It seems pointless buying things again when I can use my luggage allowance to bring things back with me.
I've been exploring Dubai as a tourist for the week, rather than a tour guide. Living out here for the past 5 years means I look at things differently than a visitor does.
Before I return to the UK in 4 days time I have to make a list and itemise the replacement value of everything in our home for insurance purposes that we wish to pack in a container and take with us back to the UK. I have kept the lists from our 2 other international moves so it's not as difficult as it sounds. This is for my Transfer of Residency, so I don't have to pay tax/duty on our personal belongings in the UK.
I've also been in touch with an agent out here to help us find an apartment for Peter to move into in May and the company who will do the internal and international move and I've advertised our garden for sale. Our friends will be having the plants, but we need to sell the fence and the tiles.
Stephanie and I would love to know what you've been up to this week.
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