I'm having a crap week, just hanging around again, it's all I seem to do, there has been a flurry of activity then it all comes to a stand still. I've got no motivation and coupled with the heat which is slowing me down and the constant aches and pains and breathlessness, I'm bored.
Shipping costs have increased but the removal companies have taken the opportunity to almost double the cost of packing, loading and delivering. One company quoted via email and sent documents. Another company came out to quote, but didn't leave any literature and were quite defensive when I asked questions. The final company came out, quoted, left literature but I had to chase them up for the written quote.
121 Saturday Child 3 celebrates his 29th birthday in Australia, he's also been in hospital for surgery on a poorly foot, so not a lot of fun for him out there at the moment. We spent the day moving furniture from the balconies to the car port and finished clearing out the cupboards.
122 Sunday Final quote for shipping, will make a decision once the quote is in.
The walk to the train station
123 Monday Doctors at 9am for blood test results. Oh the joys. I now have high cholesterol levels and needed a repeat test in 6 months, just diet for the time being.
Started sorting UAE paperwork, will miss this space when we leave.
124 Tuesday Did absolutely nothing all morning then took myself off for a walk to take photos of the neighbourhood to document the changes, then to the supermarket for my new diet.
125 Wednesday I headed out to Dubai Mall for the day, I walked 20,000 steps. It's 1km from the metro station to the actual Mall itself in air con corridors with travelators, almost like T2 at Heathrow. Been getting some really random head pains, that make it difficult for me to speak and coordinate.
Inside Dubai Mall.
126 Thursday I just had no will to do anything, after a morning of sitting on the sofa, I baked banana bread and had a mad half hour clean up, showered, dressed and got the metro to the Mall to meet Peter for a coffee. Another evening of weird pain, brain fog and general confusion. We went for a walk around the estate where we live at sunset, it was still quite hot out. Managed to stay up till midnight to sleep.
Sunset walk around the neighbourhood.
127 Friday Took a drive to Masafi and the Friday Market, it actually runs every day of the week, along street on the way to Fujairah. We took a paddle in the Indian Ocean, it'll be a long time before we visit anywhere other than the British coastline soon.
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Ugh! Sorry you are not feeling great. No wonder you are feeling unmotivated and bored. It sounds very frustrating about the shipping. What a faff.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to Child 3. I hope he is recovering well from his surgery.
Wow! 20k steps is a massive amount. x
Child 3 is doing much better now thank you. Shipping hopefully organised nowDelete
Hope Child 3's surgery went ok. Not much longer to deal with the heat! Hopefully you get a reasonable quote through. And hope you're feeling more normal soon.ReplyDelete
thank you, sadly al the quotes are like this, it's madnessDelete
Grrr to more health issues, You don't get a break. Sorry to hear that son in Oz is also suffering. The pain of removals - hopefully this is the last time you'll have to go through this pain barrier for a while. Take care Mrs #365ReplyDelete
grrrr to bloody everything right now, just about keeping my head above water at the momentDelete
Oh dear, I'm sorry the week has been a downer for you with more health worries, shipping stresses and heat :( Fingers crossed things improve... #project365ReplyDelete
So sorry that you’ve been having a crap week. Dealing with removal companies and shipping sounds stressful and sorry to hear about the weird head pains too – hope those have disappeared this week. Those flowers on the walk to the train station are beautiful. Lovely to have a paddle in the Indian Ocean but I can’t imagine the heat is much fun. #project365ReplyDelete
I'm not missing the heat, still dealing with the removal company, shipping container arrives on Saturday in dockDelete
Sounds like a nightmare trying to get quotes!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear about the head pains...that doesn't sound good. Hope you don't keep getting them.
medication is helping a lotDelete
Hope you have made a decision on the quotes now, sounds like a real pain. I also hope that child 3's opp went okay and that your brain fog is lifting. How nice to have a paddle in the sea.ReplyDelete
Brain fog is here to stay I'm afraid, son fully recovered and back to playing footballDelete
I hope you're feeling OK. Hopefully the headaches are just from all the stress of the sorting you are having to do at the moment. It can't be easy having to pack up a whole life. Thankfully we don't live that far from the sea but I'm sure its not as nice as a paddle in the sea over there #354ReplyDelete
Sea in Dubai too hot for paddling, looking forward to the UK coast line from now onDelete
That's such a huge increase sorry to hear that about the shipping. Love the picture of the beautiful pink flowers. I am very impressed with your 20k steps! I always try to aim for more than 10k but 20k is excellent!ReplyDelete
it's ridiculous the increase with the shippingDelete