My apologies for the delay in updating my blog. Things have been a little hectic here!
I have now been in Dubai for coming on 6 weeks, and I am starting to get settled.
I have been working the longest hours of my working career, but really enjoying what I am doing so it isn’t too bad! It is different and I am learning, but I think I am going to love it once I have sorted through everything. The people I work with are absolutely lovely (no office meanie that I have noticed!) and have been really kind and helpful. They have asked me out to things and helped me find my way around, and been super supportive for the mini-breakdowns that I have been through! Nothing serious… just homesickness and being overwhelmed in the first real city I have ever lived in.
This is no Bermuda by any stretch of the imagination!!
I have found myself an apartment and moved in last weekend. I love it. It is close to M and G, and the girls I work with – literally the next door building to one of them! It’s not the newest building in the world, and could do with a bit of tarting up, but the apartment I am in is lovely! It is fully furnished and tastefully decorated. Some of the paintings are not my thing, but I don’t sit looking at them so it isn’t a huge bother. I have bought all new bedding and have added a couple of little touches here and there. I do have more plans for accessorising, and I need to get my kitchen back up to standard, but that is just a matter of time!
This is the view from my apartment’s balcony:
I love sitting out there in the evenings and watching the world go by. It’s fairly quiet, and you can watch the dhow’s and other boats sail/drive(/whatever!) up or down to the marina. Completely relaxing! I sat out there the other evening and watched the fireworks. So many and so pretty!!!
Will update on my experiences shortly. I haven’t done as much adventuring as I did in the first few weeks due to the whole working and moving thing, but there is still my musings I can fill you in with!!!
So, that’s pretty much it for the moment… I am off to bed for an early night! I lead such an exciting life now… not!!