Not My Monkeys

Today was promotion day. I had my hair and make-up done. I had the tall shoes on. I had a parent ask me where I was because they thought I was someone different. I had my principal speaking to me on the phone while she looked at me because she didn't know it was me …

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Girls, Beautiful Even When Blank

Tomorrow my boys are promoted from grade 1 into grade 2. They sing a song in Arabic and then recite a poem in English. After they get their promotion certificate and any honours they may have earned. In total 6 classes of grade 1 boys are being promoted, or roughly 150 students. So much chaos …

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To plan or not to plan…travel addition

There are two types of traveller, those who like to have everything planed out for them in advance with little left to surprise and those who like to wing it. I've travelled in both styles and both are great but there are different things you need to be ready for with each. When you have …

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