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Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

“What I did Wednesday”

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It seems you like my Wednesday memes, so today I have a new one for you. But first let’s get the old ones out of the way:

WIWW: Daywear: Loose white linen trousers, sleeveless, navy-blue silk tank and tan flip flops. Beige Coach clutch. Eveningwear: Black silk dress, sky-high heels, black Dune clutch.

WIAW: This is very dull as I believe it was identical to last week up until dinner time, when I scoffed a very small bowl of my favourite basked pasta dish (see below).

So, this week we’ll do “What I Did Wednesday”. I couldn’t write it last night as I was still out “doing” it.

Early doors: 6am to 9.30am
Make breakfasts, make packed lunches, pack school bags, get children dressed, ready and out of the house. Drive DS to nursery. Eat breakfast, go for 5km bike ride, shower, dress.

Morning: 9.30am to 12.45pm
Work. Try not to Tweet. Try not to search Spanish holiday villas. Try to ignore the call of the in-box. Eat lunch at my desk while finishing work due to being distracted too much by Twitter.

Early afternoon: 1pm to 2.30pm
Pick up DS. Cook delicious baked pasta dish. Slam it in the oven, research Spanish holiday villas, make a cup of tea and forget to drink it.

Mid-afternoon: 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Drive to school early to give DS time to sleep in the car. Doze in the school car park. Watch DD’s end-of-term dance show. Cheer, clap, stamp feet, whoop inappropriately. Drive home.

Witching hour: 4.30pm to 7.15pm
Research Spanish holiday villas. Serve the children’s dinner. Print out shortlist of holiday villas. Bathe the children. Apply evening make-up. Try to decide what to wear for evening out. Call taxi. Decide on the third outfit and put it on. Eat small bowl of pasta very fast. Put children to bed. Get in taxi (the last four occurred in a 10-minute time slot).

Evening: 7.30pm to 10pm
Attend work event. Meet lots of people. Smile a lot. Giggle coquettishly. Try not to talk about children or Spanish holiday villas. Drink two glasses of wine. Get taxi home.

Bedtime: 10pm to 11pm
Discuss Spanish holiday villas with DH while drinking hot chocolate. Wonder why I wasn’t offered any canapés at the event. Read “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyles in bed. Sleep.

I’ll post the recipe for the past dish this weekend. Honestly, it’s divine, and it’s not Annabel Karmel.


Written by mrsdubai

March 15, 2012 at 9:51 pm

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