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Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

World Book Day – the final costume

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So, my baptism by fire into the world of homemade dress-up costumes is over. DD is going to school tomorrow dressed as…. Angelina Ballerina.

Angelina - the genuine mousling


It’s not her favourite book, not by a long shot, and she hasn’t watched the DVDs since she was about three, but I was able to cobble the outfit together from things she already owned, plus Dhs 12.50 (£2) for some face paints. All I had to do was make a white tail from a white sock stuffed with more white socks, make the ears from paper and attach them to a suitable headband – and I have to say, sitting in the sunny kitchen with the breeze wafting in, a cup of tea and the radio on, the cutting and sticking was [whispers] quite pleasant.

Angelina – my version


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  1. […] responsibility for this type of thing himself because, let’s face it, if it was up to me I’d dress him up as Angelina Ballerina and be done with it (I’ve just realised that was 10 years ago – see? It’s 10 years, […]

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