A room with a view – blessed at present, after many, many moves in life
I’ve had over 50 moves this lifetime. So for the time I’m here, I’m enjoying a stable base, with the first time ever, a glorious view! Just bliss…
Its my piece of rental heaven right now – apartment living – and even though I live in the office in front of the computer most of the time, a work-a-holic at times being sometimes up to 18-hour days… one must do, what one must do, to make a living… and as my school package included an apartment and this one was empty at the time… I snapped it up, quick smart!
So for my friends and family who are curious to see where I’m living at present, here’s a glimpse (but ‘scuse the washing up in the kitchen, not put away…!). I have two bathrooms too (I can hear the groans.. I use this one as the guest bathroom and to do my hair (oh, yes, a whole bathroom to blow-dry my hair – cool, eh!; the other is my personal bathroom space, hidden from your eyes…… !!). But hey, aint the view just grand??! I was SO excited when I found this place, as I’ve never had a view in my life… this is simply, a beautiful aspect, over 40 floors off the ground, looking out over the Gulf.
And if you are wondering, this place was completely unfurnished (no fridge, washing machine nor even a stove, no curtains or furniture.. no, nothing, zip…) – it took me long, long days and six weeks of hunting every night after work for everything in the annual sales, at Arabian markets, and from online second-hand purchases; plus utilising local tailors/curtain makers to outfit the place to the simple modern comfort it now is – lots of resourcefulness and tight budgeting (and some personal loan debt!!). Yes, I love coming home after a hard day’s work, to sit on the balcony for a cuppa and chat with one of my neighbors (there are some really lovely people/family’s/children in this building, who I call my dear friends).
Not saying ‘where’ this is.. just showing you a lovely living space I am so very, very grateful to have at present.. for how long? Who knows – life is fragile at times. I’ll just count my blessings and pray I’m kept safe… I’m a pretty happy bunny with this view and a simple, if not very, very busy hard-working life. And yes, the Gulf waters are warm now, just right for swimming in a therapeutic way… lovely to have the mineral salts on the skin! For now, its ‘home’… until once again, I must move in life. I’ll enjoy this whilst I can…..