Tag Archives: toys

Cash in the attic

Each year in England, it always astounds me that my Mum has kept so many of our childhood things – and is now happily selling them on eBay. Our 100-year-old antique rocking horse has been sold, but to my delight, … Continue reading

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A sticky story about having a housemaid (and please don’t go off me!)

It’s no secret that many of us here in Dubai have housemaids, who double up as nannies and sometimes cooks too. A very small minority even drive, meaning the school run is magically done too. I’ve heard this wonderful perk … Continue reading

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Boys’ toys and vintage memories

I was so impressed on holiday when my seven-year-old niece was given a kit of interlocking pieces and managed to keep all the bits together – apart from two segments that were duly searched for and located. Having produced two … Continue reading

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