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Saturday
Dec242011

Merry Christmas

Our tree feels at home after a few weeks in place, the fireplace is hosting some candles (not cold enough here for anything stronger), the presents have been piling in, and the cards have decorated the room.  The kids are almost as excited as their mother.  It will be an early start tomorrow, but a day full of joy and good food.

Merry Christmas.

 

Reader Comments (2)

Hope the day was merry and bright, filled with love and laughter! :)
Its a nice feeling watching people go through this festive season, with so much joy and especially the gift opening part!! :) We never have it, except on birthdays. Do you have this custom, of exchanging gifts during Ramzan Id too? Have seen stores flooded with kids gifts.
The collapsible stools seem familiar! Walnut wood?

December 26, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

Thank you, onlooker. It was very much. My wife was born and raised in London so Christmas is a real part of her life, even if we don't 'celebrate' it. The kids did get a lot of gifts - mainly from family in London. Eid/Ramadan is a little different. We give money which translates to gifts later in the evening during the dreaded visit to the toy shop :) The only other thing is in the middle of the holy month, the 'Girgian' tradition of kids dressing up and singing local songs in a trick-or-treat sort of visit to local houses.

The stool is nice - I'm not sure if it's walnut...

December 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterBuYousef

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