December 25, 2012

8 | 12: Twelve Festive Moments

‘Tis Christmas day today with the year end drawing close. Indeed, the most wonderful time of the year. 
Dampened only slightly by my anti-secular workplace, my Christmas is going rather well. I’m listening to holiday music on online radio, changing the wallpaper every hour and watching the Home Alone series at work! Ha!
It’s been a good year – here is a little snapshot of the most wonderful revels this year, in order of occurrence:

  • Saraswati Pujo in Calcutta
  • Valentine’s Day in London
  • Ma’s Birthday in Gurgaon
  • The 25th birthday. A new lens. And so many other presents!
  • Rakhi with Chops, Raghav, lots of envelopes and Blue Dart receipts
  • London 2012. After months and months of preparation, the Olympics finally happened in the UK. And what a spectacle it was. Being very closely involved through my work for BA, I was most excited.
  • Independence Day at Edelman. Love the office decor for festivities. This was the last one I was there to witness in person.
  • Pujo in Muscat. After ten long years.
  • Eid Al-Fitr at home. Touring the Sultanate.
  • Diwali in Muscat
  • National Day in Muscat. Going red, white and green. Cupcakes and all.
  • Christmas. It’s one of my most favourite festivals. This is the time of the year when I’m the happiest. And do all Christmassy things. Have a big dinner to bring in the joyous night, attend midnight mass, get a tree, buy or bake cake, watch all my favourite Christmas movies, dream of taking a stroll in the snow. This year was particularly good. My colleague Rebecca invited me to her little party at home – I was also Santa’s helper for the evening putting up baubles and other decor whilst she created playlists on the iPad. It was a delightful experience!

Next on the list: Twelve magical movies this year

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