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