Missin' You already!

Our friends from Abu Dhabi are going back and we will not see them again before the end of the holidays. We only see them once a year, for a couple of playdates and usually at least two birthday parties in the summer.

But.... when the children get together and we finish saying "Gosh! How big!" and "Wow! She talks really well now!" and finish comparing notes on the English State School vs private Abu Dhabi....

It's as if they've never been away. They all disappear and play, and the parents sink exhausted into chairs to discuss how it feels to open a Petrol Station with a pair of scissors and a crowd looking on (that's them, not us) and to have a whole six weeks holiday because supply teachers like ordinary teachers don't work during the holidays (but we don't get paid either. That's the down side.)

And the children just play.

Until next July, dear friends, when we can have a competition as to who gets to say who is tallest first!


  1. Hi
    Isnt summer great. I have awarded you a NICE thingy Have a squizz at the blog when you have time.

  2. Funny that you had friends from Abu Dhabi visiting, my friends from Dubai just went home too. It's a small world isn't it?

  3. Looks like it was a good time.

  4. hello!! I've awarded you a nice matters award. You have to pass it on to another 7 people - I know you already have so you can just have this one for free!!!!!!!!!!

  5. It makes you want to be a child again - lazy summer days and childhood friends. Bliss!

  6. How fun, and what beautiful weather. I have begun an official boycott of the outside all together...way too hot.

  7. Ah they all look like they're having so much fun! I remember being that young...sigh!!


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