Belated Eid Mubarak!
And belated birthday greetings to Oslo too. The party looks like it was a lot of fun, Amy. Wish I could have been there.
Apologies to all those who celebrated Eid on Wednesday. I meant to post a blog on that day but I was just too tired. I am having a timetabling nightmare. This is the last week of term and I have to timetable classes for 50 teachers – not an enviable task I can tell you. There is a part of me which enjoys the jigsaw puzzle of it all but now it has got beyond that point and I just want to get it finished but there are a few pieces of the puzzle for which I just can’t find a place. :(
Hello to Azra and Demir. Yes I do know where Serbia is and would love to visit one day. In fact I need to do a big Europe tour.
Simon, thanks for the offer. What about your favourite/most hated Christmas songs? And Jo too? Come on, join in the fun. Don’t be spoil sports! :)
So let’s have a look at the favourite songs so far:
• Jingle Bells (Nguyen Ho)
• Elvis Presley Christmas songs (Amy) – I love a bit of Elvis at Christmas too but I think my favourite Christmas crooner has to be Jim Reeves.
• Love is All Around (Sora) – I like this one too – mainly because I love that film as well. I have it on DVD, so I think we might watch again this year.
• Come All Ye Faithful
• Deck The Halls..
• White Christmas (YPW)
• Rudolph the red nosed reindeer (Tiasha)
Thanks to all for your Christmas greetings. Hey, my party went well. There was a good turnout and the last party die-hards ended up going to the beach and taking a dip in the Indian ocean. Not me – I hasten to add. I took a paddle but that’s all.
We (well, when I say we I really mean my fantastic housekeeper, Vasantha) made chicken curry and chick pea curry, Sri Lankan rice with leeks and carrots, and we had carrot cake and chocolate cake too. For those of you interested, the mulled wine recipe I used had the following ingredients:
• Cabernet Sauvignon wine
• Brown sugar
Delicious but lethal! Work was tough the next day as the last people left at about 3.30 am!
I am off to finish my Christmas cards now – they are not home made like Amy’s but I bought them at a Christmas fete I went to the other week, in the name of a good cause.
Bye for now and sorry no pictures of the party – I was just too busy playing host! :) I am going to our office Christmas party on Sunday evening and I promise to take pictures of that for you.
Words/phrases from last entry
Chock-a-block: extremely full; crowded
Sporting (v) - displaying
churning out - To produce in an abundant and automatic manner
bling – flashy, ostentatious decoration/jewellery
tat – cheap and vulgar items which demonstrate tastelessness
dosh – slang for money
plethora – excess/overabundance
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