Monthly Archives: December 2012

The 2013 Bucket List

Today when someone at work asked what my New Year’s Resolutions are for 2013, I actually didn’t know what to say.  I am tired of making Resolutions, or rather, I am tired of me not adhering to my new year’s … Continue reading

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I’ll Huff and I’ll Puff……

To mark the kid’s Christmas holidays, I splashed out on a ‘make your own Gingerbread House’ from Spinneys. Every time we went shopping in run up to Christmas they would flock to the Ginergbread House boxes neatly stacked on the … Continue reading

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Mission Impossible

At least that is how it feels……. We moved into our house over 3 years ago.  With us, we took all our furniture, and it seemed to fit in well enough.  2 things we didn’t have: curtains for the 9 … Continue reading

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Operation Exterminate

This time of year in the desert is wonderful.  The weather is cooler, the sun still shines brightly, and there is an ‘eternal summer holiday’ feel about the place; it is just perfect……apart from the ants that have started to … Continue reading

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Had to Share

‘Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you’, Marsha Norman.

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Monopoly Monsters

Santa brought the kids a couple of boardgames for Christmas.  Monopoly Junior has definitely gone down a treat…..I myself was a little disappointed to see the game theme is parties as opposed to properties, but I guess for 5+, that … Continue reading

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More Things Kids Say (Well, What My Kids Say!)

On our way home from the Madinat Christmas Market yesterday evening, where the kids saw Santa, they were in high spirits.  We arrived at the market 10 minutes early.  Santa was not in his sleigh but…his gift filled sacks were!  … Continue reading

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I Wish it were Tomorrow Today

The past few days have been a blur of bristling excitement, last minute pushes to ensure pole position on Santa’s good list, squeals of delight, and unstoppable chatter about what Santa brought. The Munchkins’ Christmas Eve plans were executed with … Continue reading

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Fairytale of New York

always tugs at my homesick heart strings at this time of year.  I love listening to it in the car on full blast, but can’t manage to get past the first few lines before I have to start fighting back … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Kids

Recently, a friend asked if I could collect her DD from school and drop her off on my way home.  My munchkins were super excited; anything to mix up the norm, and push the boundaries of car etiquette (not that … Continue reading

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