Putting two and two together

So today youngest lad is wondering why santa claus brought him a box of coco pops* and a packet of chewing gum*, and brought the kid upstairs a dsi excel. The santa claus who visits this house had never heard of a dsi excel. .. *carefully selected because they know...

Right, I’m off to the gym

You know all that stuff I said about escaping the pressures of December? Yeah, right. I would like to say that I tackled yesterday evening with grace and generosity; that I recognised we are both under a bit of pressure right now and while not ignoring my own needs, I...

More ponderous

Living in a Muslim country makes for a surprisingly awesome Christmas. The difficulties and complexities are stripped away, or at least easily ignored, and from this distance it’s very hard to insult anyone or be insulted by anyone in the heat of a December...

One year down, one to go

I took the lads back to Berri (the mister’s home turf) via Adelaide for Christmas while the mister stayed here Abu Dhabi. Landing in Australia, putting credit back on my Australian SIM card, I felt the relief that you feel on arriving somewhere that takes no...