Tag Archives: Christmas in Dubai

The Christmas Wish List – Be Prepared

The first drafts of my kiddos’ 2014 Christmas wish lists looked very straightforward; simple even! Could it be that Santa shopping this year would be easy???? Dare I dream??? My heart beamed with pride when I read DS1 included on … Continue reading

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Dress Code Emirati Style

I was recently invited to a party by an Emirati colleague.  A gorgeous mother of 5 kids, was hosting her annual ‘girls’ get together’ at her home.  Mums and kids invited.  No men…reminded me of girlie get togethers all around … Continue reading

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Post Christmas Come Down

When it came to relying on the power of Santa’s ever watching eye, this year has proven difficult.  Generally the threat of ‘Santa’s watching’ was effective as early as July.  Suspecting/dreading that this year might be the last year for … Continue reading

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It’s November

It must be time for Christmas Carols on loop. We have just about finished packing up the Hallow’een cobwebs, shrieking witches, flashing pumpkins and glittery skeleton heads, and we are already looking forward to the next celebration.  The fact that … Continue reading

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Car chats part…..err…..can’t remember which part……

On our way home from school this afternoon, DS1 mentioned that a girl in his class told him ‘there is no such thing as Santa Claus.’ Glancing in my rear view mirror I could see DD nod her head knowingly.  … 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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Santa is Watching

Since July, it has taken all my strength to refrain from using what I thought was the ultimate bribe; Santa is watching!  And it was with the excitement and enthusiasm of a 6 year old standing in line to see … Continue reading

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