The Workshops Railways Museum

We were in Brisbane for our final day in Australia. So we made the most of the day with a trip to The Workshops Railways Museum with the boys’ grandparents. The weather was terrible, so we took two devices to keep the rain away. They’re called umbrellas. The railway museum has become an annual visit […]

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50 things u didn’t know about whales

Myles has an end of school assembly this Thursday. At the assembly he’s part of a performance about whales. There’s a lovely song he’s been practicing called Baby Beluga. And he’s been rehearsing a fact that he must recite in front of everyone: 1F (his class) has been learning about whales. Did you know that […]

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Fooling no one

A little while ago I realised I’m no longer able to fool my kids. It wasn’t too long ago that I used to scare Myles when he woke up by saying he missed our trip to Disney World.  Now when he wakes up and I try something more realistic like he’s missed the bus, he […]

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Nazis

My son and I were discussing Nazis (they feature in his favourite movie The Blues Brothers). And for the 100th time we talked about racism. But this time he acted quite silly coming out with the following – which must come out at a certain 21st birthday party in year 2025. “Nazis don’t like people […]

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Cycle of life lesson

Just over a year ago we bought Myles a fish tank. We feel Dubai is not a climate suitable for any other types of pet, and travelling and holidays become more difficult if we have a more dependent pet. But there were lessons Myles would learn from caring after a pet that are too valuable […]

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Wrestling diss

This morning my boys and I had a wrestle, like we often do. The two of them are really starting to work well together. I can see I’m clearly in danger in the years to come. Myles especially is starting to take our little contests to the next level. He’s almost starting to sound like a […]

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From the mouths of babes

My wife is still on cloud nine. Myles really made her day yesterday. He sweetly said to her, “Mum, I love you, even more than a camel”. While all her friends liked it, and commented on how sweet he is, isn’t anybody worrying about the feelings of the poor camel? There was another funny moment […]

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Your Indian name is what?!

Yesterday a number of Tecom families gathered downstairs on the Floor 1 terrace to celebrate Easter.  We had a well-received egg hunt for the kids – large and small, as well as a BBQ lunch and a few drinks with good company. Interestingly some of the kids didn’t go crazy with the chocolate. Lewis was […]

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False Advertising

Last night I took Myles to the medical clinic. Without getting into any gory details, the outcome was we got some cream for him to apply. When we got home he asked to see the cream, which had a lion as the logo. His face screwed up in a look of disappointment when he saw […]

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“Children’s” Hospital

When we were in Melbourne in October, we took Myles on his first tram ride. We just jumped on the first one we saw, as we didn’t really understand the system from our apartment. The line we were on went past the Royal Children’s Hospital. The hospital had some large posters featuring kids which was […]

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