Yes, they're twins. Both of them!

Everyday experiences with twins. The ups, downs and downright unexpected.

I do still exist… honest May 12, 2011

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I know it’s been a bit quiet for a week or so, and it’s time for an explanation. I’ve been away… again.

I’m almost embarrassed to admit it, having only just got over the sheer amazement of having a week away from all parental responsibilities whilst I was in Sydney.

So the reason for this gratuitous behaviour? I blame it firmly on my good friend L. She is leaving Dubai at the end of the school year, which is frankly a horrible thought; and this trip was the first of her many “leaving do’s”.

This is the woman who used to text me at around 5pm in the early months of the twins’ existence with the prize-winning phrase, “fancy a glass of wine?”.

10 minutes later she’d turn up on her bike with a chilled bottle of Sauvignon blanc, and proceed to take charge of one twin – bath, bottle and clothe her, all the while topping up my glass with restorative alcohol. She was my lifesaver.

So I’ve spent the past 5 days, holed up in the unimaginably blissful Soneva Kiri in Thailand, with L and 6 of her closest friends enjoying great weather, fabulous food, and the odd glass of Sauvignon blanc.

Picture-perfect empty beaches, bath-water warm sea water and not forgetting, the private plane that transports you to this heavenly hideaway.

I’m ashamed to admit it, but writing wasn’t top of my list of priorities.

I promise I’ll come back down to earth shortly.

 

Packing April 9, 2010

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Yesterday, I spent the best part of 3 hours packing.

No, we’re not moving house again. Well, at least, not that I’m aware of. These things have a habit of creeping up on me and are almost always connected to my husband’s job.

He is not to be trusted where house and job moves are concerned. It usually goes something like this. His job is going well. He’s enjoying work. He thinks he has a rewarding role and is achieving great things (this is all relative…).

Then maybe a few mutterings about needing a new challenge. The notions of ‘promotion’ and wanting to ‘broaden his experience’ are often mentioned in quick succession. Then normally we move continents. We used to just move counties but that became too easy so now we just leap from one cultural abyss to another.

However, on this occasion, we are not upping sticks and shifting for what would be the eleventh time in twelve years. We are going away for the weekend.

Yes, that’s right. Not a month, not a fortnight. Not even a week.

We are going away for 3 nights en famille.

We’re not even flying! Having said that, if we were flying, surely I’d have packed less? Now there’s a thought.

We are staying at the divine Six Senses Zighy Bay. I’m not entirely sure I believe in the concept of heaven but if it does exist, it will surely bear a strong resemblance to Zighy Bay.

For once, the three hours spent planning every medical, clothing, food, drink and amusement eventuality, has been worth it.

For the next three days I’ll be writing this blog and listening to the waves crash on the beach in front of me.

And despite the three hours of packing, you just know I’ll have forgotten to take that one key thing that we really shouldn’t have left behind.

I think I should count the children again eh?