Colorful new beginnings in process, so amazingly beautiful to watch!
A lot has happened since my last blog post. I have been to both Dubai and London. I have bought a house, will move in August. And sadly my beloved grandmother (father's mother) has pasted away. So really I have had a lot to write about. But honestly I have not been feeling very well, sleep issues.
Issues that have made it very difficult for me to manage anything but the most acute things in my life, work-eat-sleep. I am getting help though so hopefully my life can include more fun things than the bare necessities again soon. In the meantime though I thought I would pop in here to do a quick hi-i-am-still-here-post. And to set an official goal to update more often again from now on. :-)
Until next time, I will leave you all with some photos from the recent past...
Left pic - Dubai, November 2014 (Dubai post: Hilton To Dubai Mall.). Right pic - London, April 2015.
My new house!
My beloved grandmother and me. You will always be in my heart! ♥ ♥ ♥ R.I.P. 1938-2014.
I will be back soon with tales of my new beginnings. Ta da for now.
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