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.