The strangest part was being in a place that's so familar, yet didn't feel like 'home'. I kept referring to Dubai as 'home' and that seemed to throw people. It was a great reassurance that we're right where we're meant to be though. Our life is here, in Dubai.
It was wonderful seeing friends and family and spending quality time with them. Suring up the bonds and keeping them tight. It was lovely to see the kids reignite relationships with their own friends and family too.
When it came time to leave, I wasn't sad. Rather, excited and relieved to move onto the next stage of our adventure.
Before we came home, we stopped off in Singapore with some old friends and had a ball. It was so fun to spend time with them, explore a new city, eat incredible food and see our kids become good friends. The best way to transition back to "real" life.
Now we're home. We've talked about how strange it is to feel 'home' in a place so far from home. A land I never expected to live in.
There's no time for post-holiday blues as we've got many adventures ahead of us!