Saturday, 12 September 2020

Week 37 - One Daily Positive. Back in the UK.

I'm not really sure what's happened to this week. I was mentally prepared for my flight home, until 2 hours into the flight a woman was out on the end of the aisle, blocking my space and causing me to have a panic attack. I was really upset by the whole experience as I'd been giving the row due to my anxiety about flying, then without consultation the supervisor on the flight, moved someone else due to their needs.

the whole week has been stressful, I'm grateful to be isolating for 2 weeks so I can just ground myself, catch up with sleep and recover from a horrendous migraine and chronic neck pain.

I'm also getting a bit despondent with blogging and sharing thoughts and feelings on social media. Stuff I post is being taken out of context and rather than asking me what I'm talking about, it's being fed back to others and has potentially caused us some issues we have to deal with.

250 Sunday Oh my god, my stress levels went through the roof today. Went to the happiness centre to get a cancellation certificate for the insurance company, left less than happy. I had all the documents I needed, but as is typical, when I got there, I needed more. I had to go to Deira, thankfully with covid the roads aren't as busy as normal, but I'll save it for another day. Spent 40 minutes at the bank waiting to be told, 'why you here, Miss Suzanne? I told you I will close account for you' Great and thank you, but the phone call you promised to tell me it was all done, never came, hence why I had to check. I stopped off a mall for a coffee and there was a fab sale on in GAP so I bought all the small kids clothes for Christmas.

Out for dinner at Bluewater Island, we were the only diners in there. After 5 years they're finally putting the pods on the eye.

251 Monday The morning to Deira went smoothly, in and out in 30 mins, I did get barked at for only having a digital copy of the insurance, which yesterday was acceptable and I had to use the ATM as it was cash payments only. Home to pack, dinner, movie and an early night.

This may look a great way to spend the afternoon, but I was only on the beach long enough to take this photo. the sand burnt my feet, the sea was as warm as the bath and the air was hot.


252 Tuesday Up at 4am to the airport. Presented my covid test which is booked and sent via an app, but the woman at check in wanted the digital copy showing the testing time, which I couldn't produce. Most of the airport lounge is sealed off to stop people being too close together when walking through, however as soon as you get on the plane the social distancing stops. On arrival at Heathrow it was sheer chaos, thankfully my car was brought to me and I was straight on the road, with a stop for the toilet and a cup of tea. I unpacked, put stuff away, reclaimed the fridge from various house sitters. My daughter in law had washed all the bedding and mowed the back lawn for me.


253 Wednesday Up at 4am. My food shop was delivered on time, mum isn't very well and I had to try and get her a food slot, which I managed as she had been wanting to go out and do her own shopping now. Wickes failed for the 3rd time to collect a door, that's been sitting in our hallway for 5 weeks. I mowed the front garden and  spent the rest of the day on the sofa.

The cat and dog were pleased to have me home.

254 Thursday Argos delivered a shoe cupboard and a small unit for the hallway which I assembled. I'm still struggling with a migraine. I've been craving sugary foods and drinks this week, which is common when I have a migraine.

I've a tonne of tomatoes I've turned into a puree, I missed the sunflower in full bloom, but there are still a few more to come out yet. the rose tree is in flower for the second time this year.

255 Friday I sorted through all the post and yes, wrapped the Christmas gifts, it seems pointless finding a home for them as they need wrapping and posting before I return to Dubai in November. Wine and chips for dinner as per normal Friday night routine.

256 Saturday Up early again, mowed the back garden, cleaned the top floor bedroom which was storing items of my dads and child 3's things while he's in Australia (it's been 3 years since he left the UK) It's all now in the eaves with easy access. We'll be using that bedroom as our loft. Plans made for next week to include hanging all my dads car badges and pub signs on the shed door after I've painted it. I've the main shed also to paint, finish the gardening, weeding and edging the lawn and painting all the interior doors which Peter had altered after having new carpets fitted.


On the blog this week:

Day out with my dog - Camping with Bob 

My Sunday Photo - Spot the difference - Construction projects in Dubai.

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15 comments:

  1. Oh no! So sorrry it wasn't a great flight. It sounds like you need the 2 weeks at home just to relax a little. What a stressful time you've had, no wonder you have a migraine.
    Ugh! How rubbish things are being taken out of context and are causing you issues.
    I hope your mum is feeling better soon.
    You are very organised with the Christmas presents. x

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    1. It seemed pointless putting the gifts away just to get them out again next month to wrap and parcel for posting. I'm enjoying my isolation period and getting some much needed peace and quiet

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  2. Such a shame people are taking things out of context..unfortunately that seems to happen a lot with the online world. Sorry to hear the flight was stressful.

    Your tomatoes have done well. My mums haven't done very well at all.

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    1. I was really surprised to have so many tomatoes still edible having been away for 3 weeks

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  3. Annoying about the flight. Hope you have recovered from your trip and the time change now. You have been very busy this week. Looking forward to a pic with the pub signs up on the shed.

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    1. Might be a while before I get the pub signs up, painting the shed is turning out to be a bigger job than I thought

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  4. Your flight sounds very stressful, sorry to hear that. Two weeks at home might be exactly what you need to recover. That's a lot of pub signs! Would like to see the end result, with them displayed on the shed. I bet Bob and Pushkins were thrilled to see you.
    And sorry to hear about the inconsiderate twats who snoop for info on your blog to spread gossip.

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    1. Bob and Pushkins were over the moon to have me back, I['m really enjoying the 2 weeks at home alone

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  5. I’m sorry that you’ve had such a stressful week and had another panic attack on the flight back to the UK. That’s horrible that things you’re posting are being taken out of context and causing issues. That’s very organised to have the Christmas gifts bought and wrapped in September even allowing for having to post them out in November. Hope that this week is a much calmer one for you. #project366

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    1. Thank you, I'm just going to have to get used to the flying. I'm always ahead of Christmas and birthdays

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  6. I am glad you got to UK safely. Your cat is so sweet! Would love to see a photo of the shed with all the signs and the badges on. Wishing you a good time in the UK despite the current situation.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you, hope all is good where you are, will see if I can find you on twitter to send a pic

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  7. I'm sorry it wasn't a great flight. It sounds like you need the 2 weeks at home just to relax a bit. What a stressful time. I hope your mum is feeling better soon xx

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  8. Sounds like the flight was frustrating. Hopefully the one back in November will be better.
    Hope the migraine's gone by now, or lessened. I think I need to start thinking about Christmas gifts. Most of the nephews/niece get money now, but need to think about my godson and his sister's gifts as they're the ones that need posting.

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  9. So sorry the flight did not go well. Nice of your daughter in law to come round and get a few bits sorted for you. Very impressed with the Christmas wrapping. I fear I may need to get super organised this year as well. Since its going to be very different!

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