A new school year, a local fisherman & a bag of crabs – September 2012

September comes round and the new school year looms large – where did those ten weeks of the summer go? Staying in the Middle East for the summer was definitely not the nightmare that so many had said it would be – although I have since discovered that those who said that we’d ‘go mad’ have never actually spent the hot months here! The start of the new term is so different from last year.

A rather more confident Tribe at the start of our second year
A rather more confident Tribe at the start of our second year

The photograph I take of the Tribe outside the school says it all – they are smiling, arms draped around each other, full of confidence and so very obviously happy. A year ago they looked as though I was about to throw them into the lion’s den. They’ve grown up. I have too. Continue reading A new school year, a local fisherman & a bag of crabs – September 2012