Had a few moments at the start of the week that life was being very unfair to me. Apparently all I had to do was just ask and several friends/family members came to my rescue with pet and house sitting end of August for 3 weeks so I can travel to Dubai to see Peter. It's much easier now you don't have to apply for permission to leave there, just to return. Peter is looking into flights for the first week in August and will be required to self isolate in the UK for 2 weeks on arrival, he'll then stay for one further week to social distance visit the family. On arrival back in Dubai he will have to have a Covid test and isolate for 48 hours until the results come back. I will have to do the same when I get to Dubai and will have to isolate on my return to the UK.
Fingers crossed with Peter at home for 2 weeks, all the final DIY jobs I've been unable to do will be completed, such as putting up curtain poles, adjusting the doors after new carpets, changing electrical sockets, repairing the shed etc. Oh and it will be great to see him again after so long apart. I've got my approval through to return to Dubai, however I'll have to reapply as it's only valid for 21 days. Peter's is more complicated, to get back into Dubai he needs a letter from HR to state he has a job/home to go back to.
To do list:
Postcards of Kindness
Write up address book
Wash dog bedding
Clean the windows, every one is covered in cat snot
194 Sunday Washing on the line and a 6 mile dog walk around Malvern, a stop at the coffee shop and the afternoon spent writing #postcardsofkindness, cooking a roast and finishing off my jigsaw puzzle.
195 Monday House Woken early be a neighbour who forgot to put their wheelie bin out. Spent the day having a tidy round and a clean. Walked Bob and had an Estate Agent round in the afternoon for a valuation.
196 Tuesday Off early to Monmouth to collect Mum's prescription, dropped toilet roll tubes off with the Things, a jigsaw puzzle with a friend for her parents who are shielding, spent an hour in the garden with our grandchild and called in at a friends garden on the way home. All social distanced visits and all outdoors other than the chemist.
197 Wednesday Took Bob out for an early walk, decided to stop for a coffee at an independent coffee chain. I won't be going back there for many reason, mainly social distancing and them not being interested in storing customer information in case of an outbreak. I met a woman on out walking, we chatted and she invited me round anytime for a coffee. She wasn't in today, but her husband told me she hoped I would pop in, so I'll try again tomorrow afternoon. The rest of the day nothing happened, some blogging, tv, garden watered, bath and bed at 8pm.
I went for a walk without Bob, he wasn't happy.
198 Thursday Mum did her own shopping today in Waitrose, I shopped for the rest of the stuff needed. I'm planning and cooking all meals, mum just needs to let me know each week what she wants for breakfast, lunch, snacks and quantities. Spent the rest of the day doing nothing. The woman popped round here to say she was out this afternoon, but didn't want me to think I was being ignored so we've arranged coffee Saturday morning.
199 Friday I joined the National Trust this week and visited Croome with Bob. In the afternoon I baked cakes and dog biscuits. Wine and chips in the garden with Debbie in the evening. Washed all the dog bedding.
200 Saturday Early start with Bob into town and the post office, met up with the woman I met earlier this week for tea in the garden, had a lovely couple of hours. Came home and spent the afternoon in bed watching TV, reading and blogging. My chronic pain has flared up again this week and I'm struggling with my breathing, blood tests next week will let me know what's going on.
On the blog this week:
My Sunday Photo - Malvern Abbey and Charles Darwin's Daughter, Annie.
My Garden in June
Why I'm choosing to go back into isolation
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I hope the blood tests go OK.ReplyDelete
That is fantastic news you are able to travel to Dubai and see Peter, I am so happy for you. I am sure you won't mind the tests and self isolating if you can see each other. Good luck! I hope it all works out.
Bob is such a gorgeous dog.
It sounds like you do right not going back to the coffee shop.
How lovely to meet someone new. It sounds like you had a lovely time.
So sorry you are not feeling great. I hope you feel better soon x
Can't wait to get out to Dubai, so much happier now I know the pets will be looked afterDelete
Hope you can get the blood tests sorted and your iron levels right. We had a cat snot problem with my last cat. At least getting the snot off the windows was easy, but some rooms have wallpaper and that is more difficult. I'm glad you've been able to arrange to see Peter.ReplyDelete
Oh dear with the wall paper, thankfully it's only windows so she can look outDelete
It sounds complicated for you and Peter to travel, but I know it will be worth it for you both after so long.ReplyDelete
Lovely photo of you and Bob. How nice to make a new friend while out working! It's weird to think that I was walking in the Malverns on the same day as you.
Sarah, you should know by now that everything Peter and I do is complicated lolDelete
hope you start feeling better soon and the iron is your problem.ReplyDelete
Nice to meet somebody new for a coffee.
Oh dear at leaving Bob behind, our dog not amused by being left behind either.
To be fair I can't go to the bathroom without Bob looking lost and forlorn these daysReplyDelete
Hope you can get the blood tests sorted and your iron levels right. It is hard. I'm glad you've been able to arrange to see Peter.xxReplyDelete
Oh Suzanne, that sounds frustrating! Hope the blood tests get you some results and your iron levels could be upped. Glad to hear that you can travel to Dubai. I've seen from Insta that you and Peter are reunited. Poor Bob, he'll be feeling sad without you. He is such a cutie.ReplyDelete
thank you, feel much happier now I know we can travelDelete
I’m glad that your friends came to your rescue and you are able to go to Dubai next month and that Peter is able to come over. Sorry to hear that you've been struggling with pain and your iron levels are low - hope that you feel better soon and get some answers with the blood tests. Glad you were able to enjoy some socially-distanced visits with friends and see your grandchild and how nice to have a day out at Croome. #project366ReplyDelete
it's been a good week all roundDelete
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling great, but its good that you have something to look forward to now and that you have some friends helping you outReplyDelete
Fingers crossed rules don't change again whilst I'm finally out in DubaiDelete
I'm so glad you now have August to look forward to! We will probably look at NT membership when our English Heritage runs out #project366ReplyDelete
Thought the NT was really good value for moneyDelete
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling great! Seems like a bit of a wait for blood tests!ReplyDelete
Lovely to have some tea with a new friend.
Great that you and Peter will be reunited.
Yes the wait did seem a bit long for me, but the Dr's phone appointments have been very quickly arrangedDelete
Hope the blood tests are helpful and you can get sorted and feel better. I am so glad you and Peter can be reunited. What a long stretch it's been.ReplyDelete
I am so pleased you have got everything sorted so you can go to Dubai and see Peter. I bet you have missed him so much. Awww Bob looking at you when you went for a walk without him, my dog gives me the same look too! Bob is a very lucky dog with you baking him dog biscuits! xReplyDelete
I enjoy baking, my dog is the only one who eats my efforts these daysDelete
Sorry to hear that your pain has flared again hope the blood tests can give you some ideas around what will help. Good news re the flights to Dubai it must be so difficult for you both. xReplyDelete
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Oh God I hope you're feeling better now. So great that you'll be able to meet Peter after so long. Don't worry about the delay with testing. it'll be worth it. So sweet of you to write postcards of kindness. Hey, Bob! That's sweet of the neighbor. True, dogs get offended when you go without them.ReplyDelete