Thursday, January 2, 2014

2 of January 2014

Unbelievable, it is already 2014. It is a very quiet day at the office, again a soft start after the new year's celebrations as today is Thursday and the last working day of the week.
We celebrated as usual with our friends at the compound and friend S hosted a lovely party with delicious shish kebab, salads, pita snacks and other delicacies. After the dinner we separate in two teams and played charades, which was a huge success with lots of laughter. Before we knew it, it was time to open the champagne bottles and make our traditional walk out to the desert to watch the fire works. I always forget how cold it can get here during new years, we all had jackets and boots and out in the desert, it is even colder. We all cheered and Burj Khalifa exploded in amazing colours as 2013 became 2014. The desert spot outside our compound is perfect for the Burj Khalifa and Global Village fireworks, unfortunately we did not see anything of the world record breaking fireworks at the Palm Island. But I saw it later on TV and wow, it was fantastic!
The evening ended very late and yesterday was a very quiet day. The kids went outside with their friends and hubby spent most time in the couch watching various episodes of "House". Hubby had an early flight to Adelaide later that night so he went off to bed early while I and the kids watched the one of my favourite movies "The Full Monty".
We have already started to plan for this year's vacation, which sounds a bit early but since it is peak season, I want to be prepared. Looking forward to it but trying to enjoy the present as much as possible.
I haven't given any new year's resolution this year. I always end up breaking them anyway. I'll try to be more patient, kinder, more understanding.
Happy new year everyone, may 2014 be a blessed one!


 

10 comments:

  1. I think your New Year's resolution should be: Eat more Korean food with Sanne! Happy new year!

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    1. I can definitely commit to that! Happy new year and thanks for making breakfast!

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  2. Nyårslöften fyller ingen funktion, "been there, done that. ;-) Hoppas du får ett fint/bra år med mycket glädje!!

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    1. Tack detsamma och ser fram emot besok snart! Kram!

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  3. Låter härligt att kunna planera semestern redan nu tycker jag! :-) Själv vet jag i stort sett vad vi lär göra detta år hahaha! Ska försöka vara mammaledig i tre månader och sedan kanske ta 3 av mina 4 veckor för att förlänga/putta på/fylla i lite. M lär få vara hemma 3-4 veckor också. Vi hoppas lyckas ta oss fram till hösten på det viset så får vi se hur det blir då. Dagis är vad vi önskar men tror knappast det blir verklighet. Snarare får vi nog leta nanny i sommar.
    God Fortsättning på nya året nu till dig och familjen!!
    Kramar!

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    1. God fortsattning! Fredrik far sin semester tilldelad redan nu sa lika bra att borja planera med tanke pa hur fort det bokar upp I sommar! Det later bra att du kan ta lite mammaledighet ocksa, man inser nar man flyttar utomlands hur bra vi har det I Sverige med sadant! Hoppas det loser sig med nanny och/eller dagisplats!
      Kram!

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  4. Riktigt gott nytt ar!!
    Ja du, redan 2014. Man förbereder och väntar och har förväntningar... och sa poff är bade julen och nyar över och sa är man inne i ett nytt ar och januari känns sa tomt pa nagot sätt.
    Kramar

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    1. Haller med att det kanns lite tomt, efter alla forberedelser men ocksa skont, man kan varva ner lite och blicka framat. Men visst gar det alldeles for fort, skrammande!
      Kram!

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