Good Day!

Hurrah K has picked up the keys to the villa so hopefully I will be able to move straight in! Can't wait now, miss him and Flo very much.

Had a good day today and managed to get lots of things sorted into boxes and rubbish bags - really should have done all this before! Anway it should make for a quicker pack on Saturday morning when the removers arrive.

Upset that I have not been able to do very much knitting - either too busy or too tired! Must make sure that I pack enough to keep me going in my luggage - could not bear the thought of being without it for 6 weeks!

Been eating terribly for the last few days - did have a healthy stir fry for supper and then washed it all down with a bar of chocolate! Oh well.............!!

I must knit these............

Exhaustion setting in...............

This is going to be a short entry as I am more tired than I think I have ever been in my life. Trying to get the house into shape to move has been exhausting - we had just SO much junk to get rid of and of course I say 'we' - I am doing this on my own whilst still working full time (at full pelt!!) and having to manage a 4 year old - there is just no let up.

One of the worst things about it all is physically getting rid of the junk, I am freecylcing, selling, asking the council to come around and then finally deciding that I am just going to have to leave some stuff for the tennents.

No time for any knitting and sleep is fraught because I am worrying so much about getting everything done in time for the removal people who come next Saturday. I guess in comparison to some, I will be quite organised. Just hope the dear husband has sorted something nice for me when I arrive - although knowing him, all he will have sorted for me is yet another 'to do' list in Abu Dhabi.

Have just shouted at my son, and its not his fault bless him - just am too tired and stressed!

Note to all - NEVER try and emigrate as a single (ok I am tenchically not single, but for the purposes of this note I am!) , full time working mum of a small child - that's if you want to keep your sanity!

Only wish all this had made me lose weight - sadly when I am stressed all I want to do is eat!

End of moan..........................

The length of the to do list..........

Well have been back 'home' in London for nearly a week - although have to say it no longer really feels like home now that the family are broken up. It all seemed a bit overwhelming when I got in and realised what a state I had left the house in! Still, have now managed to make sure most things that need washing are indeed washed and going forward Fred and I won't make much dirt!

Its a bit scary being the one left behind to sort everything out here - but guess its also scary for K having to sort out Visas etc in AD. Made the mistake of forgetting to attest the education documents - so that has taken up my time over the last couple of days - 2 and a half hours in Milton Keynes was not fun - neither will be visiting the UAE Embassy in the morning!

Spent most of the weekend with my family in Northampton - strangely did not cry when I left - only most of the way home in the car whilst listening to 'Sunday Love Songs' on the radio - they were relentless - someone should ban Radio 2 from deliberately making me feel melancholy! Especially as I heard a song which have not listened to for years and reminded me of when K and I met.............drys eyes LOL!!

Good news though is that K has found a villa and we are now getting the deposit and all the paperwork together. Managed to do a bit of a deal so got one which 3 months ago we would never have been able to afford!

Did quite a lot of February Ladies Sweater on Saturday - probably upset the family by sitting there knitting, but to be honest it was the only way to keep my sanity! Had a bit of a falling off needles incident, helped along by small fingers!, but managed to sort it out.

Anyway must go off and sort out some more things for packing/throwing!

Attached picture of my new home and my girl who I miss loads..........