As I mentioned in my last post, I didn't spend Christmas this year here in England. I went to Dubai! On the 23rd of December I said goodbye to Henry (sniff sniff) and drove to the airport with my family.
Of course Celestine came too. It was her first time in an airport so she was very excited. She even has her own miniature passport as you can see above.
We did lots of things this Christmas in Dubai. Lot's of un traditional things like ringing in Christmas day with a Johnny Rockets burger at one in the morning and going to a hotel for lunch. I have never had my Christmas dinner at a hotel before so it was certainly an experience. And the food was anything but traditional too. It was an all you can eat buffet and there was sushi and squid, raw fish, cheese, lentils, sea food, pasta, cheese, the list goes on... there was anything and everything!
On the last few days we drove to Oman to a place called Musandam for a night and went on a boat trip there. The surroundings were stunning! I especially liked the colour of the sea which was a light aqua colour. Beautiful. We also saw dolphins leaping in and out of the sea from the boat which was very exciting.
Celestine also enjoyed her trip to Dubai and Oman very much. It was the first time she has ever been abroad. She especially enjoyed making sand angels on the beach. Her other favourite thing to do was sail the toy boat across the swimming pool.
Overall it was a lovely Christmas even though it didn't feel amazingly Christmassy. I got some really nice presents- one of which Celestine found extremely exciting... but that will have to wait for another post!