Saturday, December 24, 2005
EDM # 46 holiday themed (part 2)
A more jolly one this time! 2B pencil. This is a little bag that held chocolate coins, bought a few years ago but I kept it. We don't have many tacky Christmas knick-knacks because for the last couple of Christmases we thought they'd be the last in Kuwait (and no point buying more things to pack). This week though, we needed to replace the Christmas tree lights and went to Salmiya Souk. It's a shopping mall but full of cheap clothes, shoes, and tacky toy shops where you can buy things like Teletubby mobile phones and mosque alarm clocks. Here's a snap I took there to show what Christmas is like in Kuwait - probably the same as most places around the world!
We found some lights here that would make John Travolta proud. Mark was quite taken with them so we went back for more (we've promised Alex a super duper Christmas tree next year - he's always so disappointed when we bring out our little fake tree!) I thought while I was there yesterday I may as well buy the turkey at the supermarket but the only ones they had were from Brazil with a label stating that they had been slaughtered with a sharp knife. I know the bird has been killed but I would rather not think about it every time I looked at it thawing out so I passed on that and went to the Sultan Centre this afternoon to get one from the US. I spent the morning sitting in traffic jams - I guess that is part of the tradition of Christmas too!