Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Greetings from Abu Dhabi

Well there is so much that I could say about what I have been doing but I really don't have the time. All I will say is that I have been having lots of fun and enjoying the sunshine (Alhamdullilah it's been warm without been too hot). I have enjoyed two things above all else that I have done in this beautiful city and that is Desert Safari with camel riding thrown in and obviously SHOPPING!

I miss Manchester with all my family and friends but I am still enjoying myself. My aunt that I am staying with has made it her duty to show me all that this place has to offer. I have job hunted on the phone but not been to see the hospitals yet. They all look good from the outside tho...

Keep in touch people.

How are the Hajji's doing?

Insonia - have the kittens arrived yet?

Tuesday, January 09, 2007


I have not blogged recently as I have not realy felt the need to. Normaly I feel like I need to say something but over the last few days/weeks (I am very hazy on time passing at moment) I have been too worried and excited about things in my life to blog.

As per usual I have been working - I have done the longest strech of nights in the WORLD! I am just about to finish tonight a 12 night strech. It has been intersting to say the least. To be honest though I feel like I have improved as a nurse. I have gotten better with my time keeping if not with my sleeping. It has been even harder than usual to sleep on this strech of nights. I have managed perhaps an average day sleep of 4-5 hours. It is realy showing on me!!!

After tonight I am free as a bird for a whole month. I am having a birthday party for the Little Man who is turning 4 tomorrow (10/01/07).

Then it's pack like crazy for me as I head to the Capital for few days before departing to Abu Dhabi for 4 WEEKS! I am excited and scared at the same time.

I am excited that I am going to be seeing another way of living - from the not working perspective as well as from the change of enviroment. I am excited that I will have the opportunity to explore a new city/country and get to discover it in my own pace and way. I am terribly excited about having so much time on my hands. I have not had that since I finished University and started working 4 years ago now. I am looking forward to making use of that time to reaquaint myself with my Deen. Read the Quran the way I mean to read instead of the way I do now - fast and to get it done with. Pray those extra prayers that I normaly think "I don't have time for"

I am mostly excited about letting my body and mind recover from the crap that I put it through. I am especialy aiming on getting the recomended 8 hours of quality sleep AT NIGHT!!!!

On the other hand I am very nervous about going away and travelling by myself. It is a long way and invloves changing planes in Doha. I am terrible when it comes to changing trains and in my own city here. I dread to think what I could do wrong.For the time being the excitement wins over the fear. Lets hope it stays that way.

I am even looking forward to being in the capital for a few days. I booked my flight with the intention of seeing a certain friend of mine who I have not seen for well over a year. I had thought that if I booked the flight from London then I would definitely see her but alas she has not replied to text or phone calls. I suppose the intention was there so I hope to atleast to make her realise that I did mean to see her and not just leave without a Salam. I pray that you are well and recovering fast. Ameen.

I plan on blogging while away so hopefuly this might even become a holiday diary...

Please keep me in your prayers