Getting prepared

My first package arrived today from Mumzworld, very exciting stuff because it means Christmas is coming *runs round screaming*. Having children really makes it so much more exciting. Nothing major, just an Gruffalo’s Child advent calendar for Miss C (she really doesn’t need it but who cares) and a few stocking fillers. LPV is getting a Stars wars lego advent calendar. To be honest I should probably re-phrase that, LPV is getting a Stars Wars calendar for Daddy to open, I’m not sure who gets more excited.

Hopefully we will be in our villa and settled completely before Christmas, with a real tree that the air conditioning can destroy in a matter of days. LPV is at an age now where he’s fully aware of who Santa is and he so believes that the elves are watching him from the Atlantis hotel at the moment best not too ask. That is until our Elf on the shelf book arrives, Can not wait to read it too him, leave out goodies for Santa. Santa will be having red wine this year as he is not..erm..pregnant. It’s a little bitter sweat as its our first Christmas with out any family members around us, just the four of us this year. I really could face anymore traveling. However it is Miss C’s first Christmas outside of the womb so it will be uber special regardless. We may even go to Ski Dubai snow park on Christmas eve for a bit of sub zero temperatures, hot choccie and snow.

Tonight LPV sat down wrote his list to Santa…This loosely translates too a Nemo (real one) a rocket, a special plane and chocolate buttons. There you go, easily pleased, I’m really not sure how I feel about a fish as I know I will be the one elbow deep in fish poop filled water.






Out with the old in with the new

Hey… hello, sorry I know you probably don’t recognise me do you??? Well it’s me, Expatmammy, bit squishy and wobbly in the face and arse after too much Christmas cheer but I’m back.

Sorry for the lack of posts, my motivation and inspiration went off on holidays for a bit there, I think I can say they’re back but who knows. I still have been reading tho, I tell you one thing, I was so surprised at some of what I read, I was surprised at how many people are down on Christmas  not wanting to “lie” to their children about Santa. Surely it’s just one of those things like “eat your carrots you’ll see in the dark” Anyway each to their own but I for one enjoyed every minute of christmas with LPV, he made it magical.

We are still here in the land of the leprechaun’s (oops another fictional character) and having a grand old-time. Wednesday we took LPV & Miss pie to “Toddler Cinema” *shudders at the thought* However it was actually quite good, we went to see Arthur Christmas……Miss Pie was a very good girl and sat with her Mammy for a good amount of time, LPV was good but he had the usual ants in his pants, not only did he have stairs to climb but they had lights on them. If he had a hoover there aswell I reckon I could have gone of shopping and he would have been happy out!

LPV made some friends, there were two lovely wee lads there, around 10 I’d say (what they were doing at Toddler cinema I don’t know, there is a recession I guess). LPV adored them and kept going to chat, the feeling was mutual and they were delighted to see him every time he went to there seats. It was lovely to see but part of me didn’t want it to happen, 2 words for you Jamie Bulger. What is the world coming to when your suspicious of wee children, I know they can be horrible but I felt terrible.

Anyhoo this takes me on to my wish list for 2012, I not going to make resolutions as I break them at around lunch time on January 1st. The first…………..

  • To be more trusting & see good in people but not to be naive, not everyone is against me
  • To love me…….big bangers and all!!!!
  • When I achieved the first 2 I can accomplish this 1…. No more crazy pills
  • To travel europe and learn dutch


Happy new year guys

With love from

The Expats

He’s making a list and checking it twice!!

Dear Santa (can I call you Santa?? Or does it have to be Mr Claus)

Please may I have an iPad, it would make my life so much easier, I don’t know how, but it will…………..I feel that my behaviour has been second to none this year and in fact I would describe myself as angel (I’m sure you’d all agree 😉 ) I would really appreciate it if you could make the wish list on our Amsterdam house come true, If it does and we move in I promise that next christmas (when I will host christmas in my own house) I will buy you best some really lovely chocolate chips cookies as I know you love them.

I would really like to wake up on christmas morning, looking younger, slimmer and just damn right fabulous, I understand that this maybe a rather tough task so if it’s not possible please can I just have some extra hours in my day and maybe some Botox.

I have finally got round to getting LPV a haircut so I would appreciate it , that you come give anyone who calls him SHE or a PRETTY GIRL a rather hefty smack around the head. Cheers!!

Please can you sprinkle some magic dust over LPV so he always eats his veggies & fruit, this will save me so much worry, thanks!

I would also like it if Potterybarn kids thank me for being their most loyal customer by giving me a trolley dash(without a time limit) in their store in the Netherlands that they will open just for me.

I would love it if all my family and friends far and wide have a happy healthy festive season, enjoy the company of their loved ones and spare a thought for those less fortunate.

I would like some feedback on my requests as If these requests are not possible for you I will need to consult the Easter bunny or tooth fairy about them. I do understand that you are incredibly busy at the moment, training reindeer’s, mentoring Elves and obviously making your list and double checking it.If all this not possible, I’d be happy with Benefit makeup and How I met your mother on DVD

One last thing,

Merry Christmas


age: very young and youthful

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