Tag Archives: Christmas

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 Things Kids Say

At bedtime last night DS2 asked ‘how old was Jesus when he was deaded?’ I was quite taken aback at this question, moreso because I wasn’t even aware he was familiar with ‘Jesus’!  Well, I have mentioned him in passing, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Dubai

Today I received the good news that some of my Christmas cards made it to their European destinations.  I am sooo pleased.   The cards were cute; pictures of camels with red santa hats lounging in the sand, UAE landmarks, Christmas trees … Continue reading

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DS1’s List for Santa

And in no particular order of preference…..why do I get the feeling he has yet to complete this list?????? Bouncy Castle – I fear we do not have the space.  Besides, it would melt in the desert! Rugby Kit – Only … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

I love this time of year.   My 3 munckins love this time of year.   Number 2 on the list of ‘Eternally Repeated Questions’, coming right behind ‘are we nearly there yet?’, ‘when can we put up the Christmas tree’, finally … 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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Spelling Bee

Yesterday I made a deal with my kids.  If they do their homework without whining, then they can keep their privileges: after school activities like swimming, football, gymnastics, basically anything fun.  If they wish to do anything outside of this, … Continue reading

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