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Saturday, December 02, 2006

35 Today!

Today is UAE National Day, ie the 35th anniversary of the formation of the United Arab Emirates. So Happy Birthday UAE, you've come an incredibly long way in a very short time.

It is also the 19th birthday of our very own offspring.

Traditionally in our house we put up the Christmas tree on this day, but there might be a problem today. Having lost the original metal/plastic stand many years ago, we usually stick the (fake) tree in a bucket of sand scavenged from outside. But it has rained continuously through the night, and is still tipping it down at 8am, so any sand we could get would be more like mud. Ho hum.

UPDATE: We've just unpacked the tree, and lo and behold, the plastic stand that has been missing for at least two years was sitting there in the box, looking all smug!

6 Comments:

Blogger Hatem said...

Happy Birthday UAE, and special greetings to Dubai :)

6:52 pm  
Blogger Harsha said...

Happy Birthday to the offspring, my uncle and ofcourse the UAE!

9:15 am  
Blogger halfmanhalfbeer said...

Keefieboy: so when are you going to post a pic of the tree?! There are a couple of new recipes for you to get your teeth into on my blog, enjoy!

HMHB

10:49 am  
Blogger DZman said...

Dubai is so lovely :)
DUBAI WONDERS

6:15 pm  
Blogger Jin said...

(belated) Congrats & Heppy Heppy's to Mini-Keef :-)

9:51 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

last weekend proved to be too hectic, so we only put up our xmas tree today.. we had to pop out for a bit to buy a new tree skirt, since our old one has been missing for a few years. once we came home and got the tree up and skirted, we opened up our box of decorations, and lo and behold: there was our old tree skirt. it seems that there are xmas elves busily finding and returning tree related paraphernalia all over the world!

12:52 am  

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