Back to not sleeping. When the migraine is in full swing I can sleep 10 hours straight through each night.
Really fed up with our shipping company in Dubai, basically told us what we wanted to hear and lied about the sailing date, they've not provided us with any insurance details which we paid for in September and they still haven't arranged, so we've had no cover since they packed everything up and the ship sailed on October 2nd. It's due to dock on Nov 7th but can't be collected and delivered until it clears customs, they're running 4-6 weeks behind due to covid and after 5 days we're charged storage fees around £350 per week. I can't return to Dubai until the container has been delivered. My house sitters arrive on Nov 9th so I'm going to Northern Ireland for a couple of weeks to stay with my son, then sort delivery and return to Dubai.
299 Sunday Walked Bob to the retail park for 8am for a coffee then realised I can't carry dog food home and the supermarket didn't open till 10am, so walked home and drove back down again later. Went to bed in the afternoon and slept on and off for 3-4 hours. Outside to do some gardening whilst it wasn't raining. Made some courgette soup for my dinner and finally got to grips with a pile of paperwork.
300 Monday Off to Moreton in the Marsh to meet Mary and her son. Took Bob to Batsford Arboretum, had a lovely time, especially as it didn't rain. Off then to drop child 1's Christmas presents to her as this will be my last trip to see her until February. I took her for a walk in her wheelchair but was a waste of time, she was facing away from me, I had to wear a mask and gloves outside, she was cold and it started to rain so we quickly returned. Then over to see child 5 and drop a food parcel with him, drove home in the dark with a horrendous migraine. Came home to these on the doorstep from peter for our 18th wedding anniversary.
301 Tuesday Slept for 10 hours. My Daughter in law and grandchild came up for the day, we had lunch then walked to the retail park for a coffee, they left after dinner.
302 Wednesday Took Bob for a walk and found a new coffee shop with outdoor seating, it was drizzling but was OK to sit outside in. Started mums Christmas shopping as per her list and budget, she's concerned the lock down in Wales may be extended. Finally hung the curtains, these flexible rails are horrible, unless you can get them flat, they just keep springing off the wall fittings.
303 Thursday House sitters came to visit in the afternoon. They'll be moving in here in a few weeks to look after Bob and Pushkins while I travel back to Dubai for the winter. We walked up the Malvern Hills and sat outside for coffee and cake. Carved a pumpkin in the evening.
304 Friday Down to the Forest of Dean to spend the day with one of my oldest friends after her father died on Wednesday. I helped her sort through all the paperwork, food cupboards and medications. Home to chips and wine and sadly our last Friday night of doing so for the foreseeable future. Photo from Wednesday.
305 Saturday Due to the imminent lock down I was out at 8.30am to beat the crowds and finish the last few bits of mums Christmas shopping, will give it all to my DIL on Sunday so she can drop it all off, hopefully before Christmas. Rest of the day spent doing nothing other than some tidying up, back to bed, am thoroughly fed up now.
Well my planning has gone tits up, we're back in lockdown, but you watch me get to Northern Ireland, just try and stop me, my house sitters should still be coming but I'll wait to hear from them next week, still no word from the UK side of the shipping company and the Dubai side have stopped replying to emails and whatsapp. It's just what happens, 3rd time and each time is a cock up, just have to wait until they decide to call/email. Migraine is back, no surprise there. I'm fed up, lonely, bored, frustrated, I could cry, I have cried.
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