The Paynes Blog

A blog about our life


Christmas Day 2009

This was our first Christmas in Al Ain. Ian, Kim and family were arriving three days later. The first few seconds of this video are dark as it was around 7am, but you’ll hear the boys’ excitement that they’ve got bikes! Felix says twice “This is the best Christmas ever!” which is very sweet. Here’s part two…


Just before Christmas 2012

Here are a few shots from the days leading up to Christmas 2012.

Toby and Felix with Solly and Faley, their great mates, in Fujairah…

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Christmas Day 2012

Here are a series of photos from Christmas Day 2012 at the villa in Al Ain.

Catherine made pork with apple for Christmas Dinner. Here’s what it looked like before it went in the oven…

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Toby with Faleh and Solly

Here are a few shots of Toby with his great mates, Faleh and Solly, taken by their mum, Lisa in December 2012…

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