Monthly Archives: October 2016

Outside In: Pushing through the Pain

As a child, I experienced one of the biggest pains in life: my Dad dying. I had no chance to say good-bye. It’s hard for a twelve-year-old to know how to react, and I suspect I didn’t grieve properly. Aged … Continue reading

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A Fish Out of Water

Wooaahhh, we’re driving up Road 250 and the back end is twitching sideways. I’m pushed back into my seat and…clack. That’s second gear and we’re probably doing around 80kph. Hard on the brakes for the speed hump and I’m thrown … Continue reading

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Outside In: When is a holiday not a holiday?

Some pics from our trip down the Nile courtesy of Abbie Brister, and my Maadi Messenger article that followed it up. When you have kids, a holiday is not a holiday.  It might look like a holiday to outsiders – a smiling … Continue reading

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Just Passing Through

We met these guys when we were on a family trip out in Coptic Cairo. We were in a small cafe both trying to feed our kids in the midday heat – except I had a tiny baby strapped onto … Continue reading

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Outisde In: A Lesson from Mr Manners

For Christmas my son got a book called Let’s Be Polite from ‘Santa’. In general, out and about, my son is quite a sweet and well-behaved little boy, but recently we have been repeatedly working on a particular aspect of … Continue reading

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Outside In: As Busy as a Bee

Bugs seem to have featured prominently in family life over recent months. My daughter’s year group did a show called Mad About Mini-Beasts, which required much practising of songs and facts about caterpillars, dragonflies, spiders, and other bugs. Lines from … Continue reading

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