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My friend A was recently worrying whether her children were becoming expat brats. On a trip back to the UK, her sons were horrified when she got out to fill the car with petrol and insisted they wait for ‘the … Continue reading
“I’ve got some great news Mum!” “What’s that?” I asked, raising my eyebrows a fraction. “Zaid and Ryan say they’re going to stay at school until Year 12.” Raptor smiled. “That’s good,” I said, and thought, “we’ll see about that.” Not … Continue reading
It’s something you don’t expect to hear when you ask someone about their weekend. But with my son attending a school where at least 60 per cent of the students come from airline families (who get super cheap tickets), I’ve … Continue reading
First, let me just say that Son2 loves to dress up, and finds it a big thrill to go to school in anything other than his navy-blue shorts and pinstriped, button-up shirt. In his closet, you’ll find plenty of costumes depicting … Continue reading
My DH took the children away last week. I couldn’t go because of work, so I (rather forlornly) waved them off to Beirut, where their grandparents live. It was the first time I’d had to ‘let the boys go’, and … Continue reading
Thank goodness that, for Son1, at least, the days of bringing back half a rainforest of artwork are over. This week, he’s mostly brought home exercise books, rather than the artistic creations exploding with glitter and glue that used to … Continue reading