“What’s your favourite rainbow colour?”

So here is the thing… Have you ever noticed how your favourite colour seemed to reflect whatever it is you are missing or craving in your life? Let me explain!

Before I moved out here to Dubai my favourite colour would always have been bright blue. I never even gave it a second thought. Whenever faced with a choice -blue would be the one colour I’d go for. However I have since noticed a growing trend in my room, wardrobe and even everywhere else around me. I’m turning green!

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It has only occurred to me a couple of days when I was shopping for a pair of skates and automatically asked the shopkeeper “Have you got those in green by any chance?” Then I stopped for a moment and said “I meant blue.” and then “No actually sorry – I did mean green”. (nevermind my mental torment they had neither). When I looked at my reflection in the shop display I realised I was wearing a green dress and sipping a green tea smoothie. My brain – deprived of acres and acres of fresh greenery it was used to in the UK- must have found its own way to substitute.

I got back home happy with my amazing purchase of a brand new pair of roller blades, opened the door to my room and that’s when it fully hit me. A few weeks ago I went to Ikea and without even realising I bought a green rug, green bedding, green shower curtain and heaps of other green decorations. I turned my appartment into a forrest! That realisation got me thinking…  Maybe my obsession with blue was just a way to make up for the absence of blue skies in England? Now I wake up to sunny bright mornings every day but all I see out of my window is  the endless Sheik Zayed Road surrounded by dozens of skyscrapers and sand… lots of it. Luckily I have my amazing job that takes me places. Places that are blue, green, blue&green and yellow and red,  purple even. Simply put I can fly thru the whole rainbow spectrum within a week.

Bright Blue in KL

Bright Blue in KL

Even more blue in Africa

Even more blue in Africa

Yellow in Sri Lanka

Yellow in Sri Lanka

Green in AD

Green in AD

Blue, yellow and green in Tanzania

Blue, yellow and green in Tanzania

Red in AD

Red in AD

Besides my changing from a Smurfin to the Green Goblin I have also noticed I developed a brand new liking for all things black. Must be the complete lack of truly dark nights in Dubai, the city that seemingly has no need for saving energy and therefore switching off lights. Ever.

So what’s your favourite rainbow colour and what is it you crave in your life? 🙂

x

G.