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A few years ago, my wife told me how fascinating she found other people’s homes to be. She told me how she would ‘always have a quick peek’ as she walked past the houses, looking for a snapshot of the dwellwers’ lives.  Anyone who likes photography will understand the concept of ‘always looking’… and ever since my wife shared this with me, I can think of nothing else  as I drive/walk by an open curtain.  Awful – isn’t it?

I returned from a business trip earlier this evening, and I saw our Christmas tree from outside as I pulled my car onto the drive.  Our living room is on the first floor, so I took this shot from the balcony.

Merry Christmas


  1. You celebrate Christmas? :S

    Merry Xmas anyway!

    • 🙂
      Yes… the kids (and us big ones) have just opened presents etc.
      Yousef and I will go to the mosque for Friday prayers later. I will leave my red/white hat in the car!

      Turkey and Queen’s speech to follow.

      If this is not celebrating Christmas, I don’t know what is!

  2. Oh, your story is so interesting (peeking through). lol. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
    We have to go to bed and open the gifts tomorrow morning – 8 hours later. 🙂

  3. ofcourse were not being `nosy`!! 🙂 its just that it sometimes too hard to resist, the quick peep!!
    tree looks lovely, and gifts are always welcome i guess, with small and big kids!
    Seasons Greetings!

    • Mathai
    • Posted 25 December 2009 at 9:39 am
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    Wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. I can see a lot of presents under the tree. 🙂 looks like Yousef has been a very good boy this year 😀

    • They’ve both been good 🙂
      So was I. I got a book about 100 photographs that changed the world.

  4. Merry Christmas!
    very nice picture!
    Your cool family.. you should be Lebanese :O)

  5. Cool picture!!
    but why do you celebrate Christmas??;S

    • My wife was born and raised in London – and I lived there 15 year! Christmas has become part of our life…

      Real reason: presents!

  6. Merry Christmas buddy! I know what you mean, that feeling that you want to take a quick look and snap picture!! A very nice picture indeed!

  7. Merry ‘late’ Christmas 🙂

    so what did u get? 😛

    • naj
    • Posted 29 December 2009 at 1:03 pm
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    nice room 🙂 if I may ask what is the brand of the speakers ?

  8. Sony – and the stand is also from Sony. We’ve had them for at least six years…

  9. Aaaw! Loove the shot !=) hope u had fun opening those presents ! *duuuh, the best part*

  10. Funny, my wife is the same way. Observing people at their daily activity.

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