Walking in the Desert – September, October 2011

At the end of the first week of September, Father of the Tribe flies North to Europe and the Tribe start their new school, Horizon. Timing, as always, is impeccable. I cannot imagine how terrified they are – I certainly am! We have only been in Dubai for 3 weeks and they are about to embark on another new adventure. We are still rattling in our very empty home. Miraculously, they are all in their smart new uniform – gold and navy stripes. Even the purchase of this has been fraught and challenging beyond belief. But this is Dubai. School starts ridiculously early and as we don’t have a car yet, we are relying on taxis for transport. Taxis are incredibly cheap and efficient. With the thermometer hovering rather too close to 50 degrees, walking is out of the question. We catch the taxi at 7.25 to arrive at the school just after 7.30. The school is situated next to a beautiful park called Safa Park and has the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world) rising dramatically not far behind it. I marvel at what an extraordinary world we are now living in. Continue reading Walking in the Desert – September, October 2011