To answer that headline question… Nothing. I’m still out there, attempting new things each week, sometimes nailing it, sometimes not.
The problem is that I just have not been posting about them – and the reason(s) for that… well, it’s a long story and I’m not going to bore you with the unnecessary details.
But, since it’s been such a long time since posting anything new, I thought that instead of doing about 6 individual posts, I’d rather just sort of bullet point them below… hope you don’t mind 🙂
Week 42 (15 – 21 October): in which I saw a swordfish!
That’s right… I visited the Dubai aquarium (actually went inside for the first time), and I saw a swordfish!!!
Week 43 (22 – 28 October): In which I wrote my first (short) story for my degree…. here it is 🙂
The alarm has buzzed twice. Yes, she’s hit snooze once more on that darn contraption. Will it ever end?
The sun has started peeking through the bottom of the curtains that don’t quite reach the floor properly. What day is it today? It must be a work day if that alarm is going off. A work day means so much alone time for me.
Buzz, again. That’s three. She’s up, showers, dresses, kisses us goodbye. It’s now just us – the cats – for the day. A day of adventure, construction sites, that new drinking fountain she brought home yesterday, many naps, and trying hard to not get upset when he sleeps in my basket. Oh well. Nap time.
The key is in the door – she’s home!
Let me go fetch my gift… another dead rat. She shakes her head at me but lets me have my fun.
And then it’s bedtime again… time to curl up next to her as she closes her eyes and dreams her dreams.
I wonder if tomorrow is an alarm day or not?
Week 44 (29 October – 4 November): The week in which I receive my first ever DNF but then watch Michael Jackson!
I had registered for an exciting 15km race out at Mushrif Park, taking place within the park grounds, and being run on sand, grass, paving… all sorts of fun and new-ness. This race was to be my something new for this week, I just hadn’t expected it to be this type of new… the time that I DID.NOT.FINISH a race 😥
Long story short, I started the race as intended, but after about 2 km’s I had issues and knew that I was not going to be able to finish. I made it to the start/finish area which was at the end of a 5km loop, turned off the course, took off my bib, handed it in and went home… and proceeded to drown my tears in beer…. and Michael Jackson!
That’s right…. MJ!
Friends of mine – the GerTalians – saw that an MJ tribute concert was being held in Dubai and so we very quickly bought tickets and headed off… and it was so worth it! The guy was excellent! Great MJ moves, has probably had extensive surgery to look like MJ, even sounded a bit like MJ in some of the songs… overall an exciting and hugely fun evening!
MICHAEL JACKSON (tribute)
Week 45 (4 – 11 November): Stellenbosch Wedding
Obviously not mine!
The life of a jetsetter… being able to fly out to South Africa for 4 days to attend a friend’s wedding 🙂
And best of all is when it’s held on a wine farm with the most beautiful settings, and sunsets, and set-up, and good fun party ❤
The old house
The sunset and view
Week 46 (12 – 18 November): in which I visit Mr Miyagi’s for the first time!
My friend Al had her birthday there and WHAT FUN!!!! Even Deadpool made an entrance 😉
Fun with chopsticks
Week 47 (19 – 25 November): the time I went on the QE2! For real!
My friend Teg had her birthday brunch on the QE2 and while we weren’t able to see much of the inside of the boat, it does still have this great feel to being able to say that we brunched onboard the QE2!
Onboard the QE2
Dubai sunsets from the QE2
As always, I’m really hoping that I can now do my postings regularly… that’s the plan at least!
Catch you all on the flip side 🙂