Circles in the Sand

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Circles in the Sand
Boys, life, desert dwelling and more (by Circles in the Sand)
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  • On being an emotional wreck at the end of term! 1 day ago I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of the school year. Just a week to go here in the UAE. I find it such an emotional time. Friends leaving, switching schools. A forced move coming up. Time passing too quickly. … Continue reading →
  • Tramping round an oil field (with children) 3 days ago “Kids, this is where it all began!” An underwhelmed stare passed between them, then they glared at the tap in the ground – an unassuming piece of equipment with metal components, red wheels and a gauge on top. The tap … Continue reading →
  • So why is fasting seen as generous? 1 week ago The popular greeting RAMADAN KAREEM, meaning Ramadan is generous, is totally lost on Son2. On several occasions, he’s turned all furtive, lowered his voice and whispered to me: “Mummy, I’m so glad we’re Christian.” He’s learnt enough about Ramadan now … Continue reading →
  • On watching our little tadpoles in the school swim gala 3 weeks ago All the parents from Son2’s year were invited yesterday to watch the swim demo. There are some remarkable swimmers among school children in Dubai – given that they swim so regularly, both at school and for fun, it wouldn’t surprise … Continue reading →
  • Reading corner: A book to float your boat 3 weeks ago In a family built on lies, who can you trust? My dad accompanied me to this year’s Lit Fest, for two reasons. The day before had seen biblical floods in Dubai, and with little drainage in the emirate, I feared … Continue reading → Featured Expat Blog Badge:

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