{Getting back to a new normal} – The chit chat list

What is that exactly, a new normal?
Things are not abnormal around here,
we are doing the same normal daily things we always did,
only in another country.
Still, we are getting used to other daily normal things here in Dubai.
* a warmer-lovelier-than-lovely-climate
(at least now, in winter time…  not so sure about the heat in summer time….50 degrees and all…)

* other cultures surrounding us, with other languages swooping in and out of my ears…
No clue what people sometimes are talking about, either in Hindu, Arabic, Russian, and who knows
what more… it’s truly diverse here and I love it!
* a different timezone, we are now 3 hours ahead from Amsterdam. This is our ‘Wintertime’ so that means temps are dropping…. hold on to your socks…. yep, below 25 degrees at night… 
I know, lovely right? 
During the day it’s a nice 25-30 degrees but it feels cooler because the humidity is gone now. 
And let me tell you how easy we are getting used to this weather….
* We actually were excited when we saw our first cloud a couple of weeks ago!
And with ‘we’ I mean ‘me, myself and I’… 
The girls and sweetheart are happy with the cooler weather but are not jumping up and down like me…
(I’m snapping cloud photo’s like I have never seen one before…. What can I say? It’s my new normal thing to do).
And last week when we had rain for one whole hour, 
which we missed because we were sleeping…. 
Honestly, it was the talk of the day here! 
Real rain drops, falling from the sky!
I know…. 
Different daily little things…
* Like people crossing my car…. not on the street, nope….
They cross the highway… for real…. another normal daily thing here…
* Yes, I have a long list of things that I see and hear happening here in Dubai,
some things are funny others not so much….
But that list will have to wait for now, because……

* …..I’m thinking, where to go with this little blog of mine?
It’s been on my mind for a while now, how to spruce this little corner of mine up a bit.
But first, please tell me…

What would you, as a reader, like to see more here?

I know some of you are reading along for almost the entire time that I blog,
that’s 2 years and 3 months. And I still have plenty to talk about, remember My Love for Talking?
It’s just that I don’t always have the time to sit down and share but I’m working on it.

I will continue to chit chat, but I’m just curious to know…
Who is reading Daydream Living?
Is there something you would like to ask me?
Maybe you have a blog suggestion?
Or perhaps just wave to me, saying ‘Hi! from ….’ (fill in your country), that would be so cool!

* On another note…
I am still fiddling about with my handy dandy Miss Canon camera, but I still haven’t read the manual….

The adorable little Arab shoes in the photo are standing now in our hallway.
Yep, sloooowly some colour is seeping into our interior.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m a white interior fan for life, but a little dash of Arabic colour is my new thing.
{Mental note to self: make more interior photo’s of the new apartment to share on blog}

* Oh, and I know I promised this before but there will be a post about weddings and marriage
and our Wedding Celebrations. Believe me when I say, there is more to come…
I just need to find a new normal routine, so hope you will stick around to read along?

Also, before I go, very important….

I always read them and they are making my day!

Big virtual hugs!

14 thoughts on “{Getting back to a new normal} – The chit chat list

  1. Blondie's Journal

    Your posts are worth waiting for Maureen. Dubai is so interesting, I would love for you to post more about it and how you are adjusting. And I would love to see pics of your new home, too!

    Hope all is well with you and your family!


  2. Happy Homemaker UK

    I’d love to see the day to day photos of life there. I’ve never been to that part of the world and can hardly imagine it. What sort of things are on the grocery aisles?

    As always, GREAT to hear from you!XOL

  3. Maaike

    hai Maureen, oh wat gaat dat snel hè, dat je aanpast aan je nieuwe wereld? Zo mooi om te zien dat het ook meteen je blog insluipt. Prachtig die beelden met de mensen, de handel en de zon. Doe mij daar maar meer van! Zo inspirerend.
    Maar ga vooral lekker verder met settlen en genieten.

    liefs uit Canada

  4. ivana

    Dear Maureen, I like to read daily stuff- the sense of chit-chat (like you said), like to hear how your life develops, the places you’ve seen, things you’ve done… Would love more photos of Dubai diversity … or leave it just the way it is now :-)

  5. Noelle the dreamer

    The world is so small…Only this wee morning did Laura of (http://happyhomemakeruk.blogspot.com/) recommended I checked your blog and mention her name! It only clicked just right now I follow you and love the posts.
    I sincerely hope you will continue to post (time and availability withstanding) and allow us (readers) to see a little of your corner of the world!
    Love the (blue) shoes! 25 Degrees C at night sounds lovely. Rain? We have plenty, do not bottle and send by post!
    A warm (albeit soggy)hello from the Pacific NW coast,

  6. Tammy

    Hey Maureen! Your new header is so very pretty. And those little blue shoes are very cute. You just do your thing with your blog, however and whatever you like. It’s your space to do with as you please. Sam and I are heading your way next month so let’s make plans to get together. Lisa, too. Will send you an email. Take care! Tammy

  7. Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder

    Dearest Maureen,
    There is no new ‘normal’… You are such a keen observer and that is your strength for being able to set up home any place in the world. You do it by being do and you are wide open for the lovely new details that come floating ever so softly on the humidity of those warm days! Sure, we got spoiled here too, from cold to warm is always EASY! But not the other way around. When we left Indonesia after three Christmas periods, things looked suddenly so dreary, so empty, so cold. Not really that cold but the memory does make the contrast even starker. We have to live with our three month long kind of winter. But celebrating some rain drops is new for anybody born in The Kingdom of The Netherlands where frogs live forever happily after… You will not hear many in Dubai, that’s for sure. But that’s the challenge for observing the little subtleties of everyday life. I would love the food you have available over there and sure, everything is available, only at a higher cost.
    Warm hugs from the Southeast of the United States of America; Georgia.

  8. Stacey

    i love reading your perspective on things and always enjoyed what you write about. i love you just the way you are, BUT, I do understand the itch for change so go for it if that if what you want:-). Happy weekend lovely. XX

  9. Jane

    Oh Maureen, you never fail to raise a smile from me. I love your chatty style. Like Laura, I’d dearly love to learn more about Dubai. Maybe you could have a few series of posts where you show us food, celebrations, daily life etc. I’ll love whatever you do. J x


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