Sunday, July 01, 2012

I'm Still Here!


This is just a quickie to say that I'm still around!  I should have blogged sooner but have been very busy settling into our little villa here in Dubai.  It took us a lot longer to find one that we would be happy to rent during our stay here, but we got there eventually, and now after all the scrubbing, cleaning and shopping, the villa is beginning to feel more homely!  The only things we brought with us were our personal belongings, most of which was my stash…lol, so we've had to start from scratch, buying not only furniture but also pots, pans, towels, bedding, you name it, everything but the kitchen sink…lol, and trying not to go too much over the budget that Colin's company has allowed us.  Thank goodness for Ikea, which is where we bought the majority of the furniture.  We've had to be sensible, because apart from a few nice things we've already bought, and others that I'm sure we will be tempted to buy in the future, we're not planning on bringing anything back to the UK with us when we eventually do return home.  With almost all the shopping for the villa finished I'm now ready to hit the huge Malls here and do some serious shopping for me...lol!

With so much going on I've find it difficult to get back into my stitching, but I have recently picked up my needle again.  I've only done a little though, so have no finishes yet to share, and it's probably going to be a while longer too before I do, as I'm popping back home to the UK for a visit soon. DH is going to join me after 4 weeks and then we'll return back here to Dubai together at the end of August.  It's getting far too hot here in Dubai this time of the year so time to get away for a break!


As I have no stitchy pictures to share I thought you might like to see a few of my home here.

This is where I'm now sat blogging.  The empty space on the desk is where I was planning to keep my sewing machine set up.  That was until DH needed somewhere to spread out and set up the company laptop when he's working from home, so I've decided to keep my sewing machine safely out of his way and bring it out only when needed.

This is where I'm hoping to sit and get plenty of stitching done.  Excuse the light shade over the dining table, it was left by the landlord and is awful and will be replaced once I've found something that looks right with the ceiling fan that we've had fitted in the lounge area.

What we look on to from our bedroom balcony.

Thank you for popping by, and if you're a regular visitor thank you for returning and not forgetting me!  :o)

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20 comments:

Laura said...

Hi Carol, great to read that you are finally settled in Dubai, I am in Turkey for the Summer will be back in Dubai some time in September, maybe you will give me a call if you find the time, hope you have great time in the UK
Hugs
Laura

gracie said...

Love seeing the pictures of your new home. An exciting adventure!

Julie said...

Super view from your balcony!

butterfly said...

Good to see you back again Carol, every thing looks great over there. You won't like the weather back here in Devon it's been so wet and windy. Maybe you could bring back some sunshine. hugs.

scarole said...

Please to read again from you

KC'sCourt! said...

Nice to see you back in blogland.
See the weather is nice - bit damp here!
Julie xxxxxxx

Laura said...

Hi
I am planning to be back the first week of September
at the latest on the 8, it would be lovely to see you.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful view and a lovely nest you have there. I'm sure it will feel homey soon! Be well!

jane said...

Nice to see you back blogging Carol, looks like you are settling in now!

Michelle said...

Lovely to hear from you Carol - glad to see you are settling in xx

Jeanne said...

So glad to see a post from you Carol and know you are getting settled in for your ex-pat adventure. Your stash will be ready and waiting when you have time to get back to it LOL. I hope you are enjoying exploring someplace new and a different culture.

Maggee said...

You will have to show us what Dubai is like from your point of view when you get back! I would love to see more! Hugs!

Margaret said...

Nice to see you back. I thought you might have logged off permanently. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your stay in Dubai Carol and the view is wonderful.
Look forward to seeing your wonderful stitching again.
Hazel c (uk)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad to see you're safe and settled. Lovely home and wonderful view! Look forward to your beautiful stitching!

Andrea said...

Great to hear from you. A lovely house and a wonderful view.

Carol R said...

Good to see you blogging again Carol! Your new home looks lovely - love the view.

Sally said...

It's lovely to see you posting again Carol. Your new home looks lovely.

Marie said...

Your villa in Dubai is so nice. I have never been there and would love to see pictures. Glad that you are settled in.

The Blissful Banter of a Creative Crafter said...

Hi Carol, Glad to see you made it here and in one piece. I've seen this view before quite a few times. Its a nice place to live. I'm on the other side of Sheikh Zayed in Um Saqium. Take care Analisa

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