This is getting ridiculous. I have no time to blog. So many things happen that I want to talk about and then suddenly another day has gone by and I haven’t had a chance. So here is a quick summary of recent events…
Most upsetting moment – the Wikileaks video US soldiers shooting civilians (including a journalist) in Iraq. The language they used was so cold and callous. It was like they were playing a video game. Horrible.
Most exciting moment – blind auction of a Sheikha’s vintage handbags at a charity event at the British Embassy. It was extraordinary to see the effect handbags have on women. Especially me. I turned into a predator, prowling around, waiting to pounce on anyone who looked set to outbid me. Happily I had a pro with me, a Lebanese lady called Reem, who was not going to lose the fight.
Most touching moment – last night when Leo made me promise never to marry Mika. “I know he’s quite cute, but daddy is much cleverer and he can play the guitar, I heard him once, and Mika can only play the piano. Daddy is good at singing too.” I didn’t have the heart to tell him Mika would rather marry daddy than me.
Most look into the future moment – shoe shopping with Olivia. She is a natural.
Proudest moment – listening to Bea do a spelling test with my English-teacher friend Justine in the back of the car, getting words right that I have trouble spelling.
Most surprising moment – being stopped at the gates of the Ghantoot Polo event, thinking we were going to be charged to go in and instead being given raffle tickets to win a Maserati. Only in the UAE….
Most disappointing moment – not winning the Maserati.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2010
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Young sons believe in the sanctity of marriage. My Léo (7) said to his father the other day : ‘papa, I don’t know why you even bother to look at other girls – none of them are as pretty as mummy!’ I didn’t even have to bribe him.
Your life is action-packed and SO entertaining Helena – it is a million miles away from most of ‘daily grinds’ I think! But then life is what you make it, so well done to you.
How is your trial for deputy editor panning out? Hope you get it but equally that you still have time to blog.
P.S. whilst I remember, any chance blocks can be put on the very annoying spam ads that keep masquerading as comments on your blog?!