We had dinner at Portal. We talked a lot about Dubai and everyone’s birthdays (mine on Sunday, Gillis in November) and Christmas Eve. There’s a lot happening in the kids’ world. Then we watched thing son the iPad. They loved Nextstory’s audiobook service for children. It’s always fun when a partnership is successful, I didn’t know they had so many children’s books before. My kids love books. Gillis said ”Mommy, you don’t need to read to us anymore.” But I’ll never stop reading to them. I’ve read books for the kids every night at bed time for years and I can count the times I’ve skipped it on one hand. Books are a passion for me.
I feel empty on days when I don’t read. It’s a luxury for me to step into a different world in the evenings or learn something new. City of My Dreams is a book I’ve re-read a lot. My favourite book of all time is Arbitrary Practice. The Expedition by Bea Uusma was a book I read back to back without a break. Good Girls’ Revenge by Birgitta Ohlsson gave me strength. Love War of the Century by Ebba Witt-Brattström was tough but good. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur has some amazing poetry. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Ferry Tales by Björn Ferry. That’s a selection I can think of the top of my head. Now I’m going to read the best seller Crazy Rich Asians.