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хомяк, pronounced homyak, is Russian for Hamster.  Scabbers, pictured here, is in fact a Russian Hamster.  He lives in Yousef’s school during the week, and stays with different children during weekends.  We have the pleasure of keeping him here for the long weekend!

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First day of school and the first signs of things returning to ‘normal’ since May!

Ramadan still has an effect (meal times, sleep pattern, extra socialising) and I miss the scent and taste of coffee in the morning.  But apart from that, as the children return to school and as we near the middle of the holy month, I can see things slowly but surely falling into place.  I can’t wait for the boring routine of everyday…

The photo above is of Yousef taken earlier this morning.

Meet our house guest, Flat Stanley.  He has been with us a couple of days and leaves for London tomorrow.  During his short stay, he has seen Yousef and Noor in traditional Kuwaiti clothes, sampled (the aroma of) Kuwaiti food, driven around in 48°C heat for sightseeing, and even found time for the beach.

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I finally managed to get a photograph of this bus. The British School of Kuwait BSK brought it over from London.  I feel it’s underutilised and wish they would use it a little more… Maybe in spring when the temperatures are more bearable. 

Next week is Eid and the three-day holiday will be complimented by two extra days. This is the case for all government schools and most private schools.  Noor will join us on holiday even if her school will still be open.

Kuwait is not really quite back to school until after Eid.