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Tag Archives: teenagers
So a quick update here on how the homeschool adventure is going on. Socialising is going well. We’re getting on well together, both kids have friends coming round to study or hang out. Both are going to the local Army … Continue reading
Tomorrow will be Thing I‘s fourteenth birthday. It’s quite unnerving to think she’s that old already. If I think about taking the time we had in Bangladesh – a good 5-6 years – and jump forward that same amount of time … Continue reading
I think, as of last night, I’ve hit ‘the wall’. If I remember correctly, marathon runners hit this ‘wall’ just a few miles before the finishing post having completed most of the race but still far enough away that every … Continue reading
We had hoped to go to Dinajpur, our nearest city, last night. Our teenager daughter – lovingly referred to as Thing I in these pages – had asked that we take her and her school friends to the Chinese Restaurant in Dinajpur … Continue reading
Facebook has been, without a doubt, the single most important website in my family’s life. When we arrived at Bangladesh in 2008 Facebook kept us in touch with all our friends. In fact, I’ve got in touch with old school … Continue reading