Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry, Merry!

 Happy Christmas Everyone! 

We did something a bit different this year to mark the holiday season by giving back to the community. Keenan and I spent the day volunteering with The Kids Company, a charity that works with disadvantaged inner city children in London. Each year The Kids Company organises a major Christmas party for 3,500+ children and their families complete with a Christmas lunch, presents, and other fun activities. 

The Oval Cricket Ground generously offered their corporate suites for this year's Kids Company's Christmas Party. Over the course of the week, armies of volunteers transformed The Oval into a Winter Wonderland complete with an Arctic Grotto, Disco Room, Yoga Room, Chill Out Room, Activities Room, and an Arts & Crafts Room. They even organise  taxis for all the kids and families as well as all the volunteers. It was a long day, but a rewarding one. I served food in the main dining room, while Keenan played with kids in the Game Room. We're now off to Sri Lanka with a detour to Bahrain so see you in the New Year. 

Merry, Merry! Happy holidays! I hope you and yours have a very merry festive season and all the best for the New Year.

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