Hope your Christmas was magic. Hope it was filled with laughter, and happy noise! One of the highlights in Dubai was the soloist belting out O Holy Night at The Norwegian Church, Christmas Eve. Hello goosebumps, and teary eyes – and goodbye faithful Nativity Set shepherds who fell on to the floor due the the force of this almighty voice. Simply incredible.
My Husband, who I happen to think is a bit of a legend at the best of times, lost his dear Grandad on Christmas Eve. Where I would have crumbled, he held it together, determined to create the most wonderful memories of our first Christmas in Dubai, and a feast fit for kings (he insists it was team work, but all I really did was make a huge deal of Jamie Oliver roast potatoes which turned out nothing like what Jamie promised). His heart and thoughts; torn between the lovely, hot bubble of magic we’d created here, missing his family in the UK, and wanting to just sit down… and remember.
All I can think is, he must have grown up with some incredible role model(s).
How was your Christmas this year? Hopefully you and your family have enjoyed your celebrations just the way you like it, holding on to and creating new Christmas traditions. In between hosting our first stay-at-home Christmas (and the added stress hormones that comes with that), someone falling out of the the bath and onto the loo creating a very impressive black (now yellow) eye, someone else poking a ski pole in their eye, one person almost setting the (new) table on fire, never mind burning fingers (note to self: find new hiding place for matches), and all (over) indulging in Mums Christmas cake, xmas has been good.
This has been a whirlwind of a month full of holiday posts, and we have OH so enjoyed sharing our anticipation and countdown with you guys. But like we said before, ENOUGH ALREADY. We are planning to be back in 2013 with more interesting series and posts. Hope you’ll join us!
/Camilla and Lou xoxo