Friday 4th July 2014
Breakfast time on the fifth day of the Holy Month of Ramadan (irony in there, hey?) and we are dining using the must-have infant’s item, the Antelop IKEA highchair. Today is Friday, the UAE’s rest day, and just by chance Erroll is not flying, so its a family affair this special breakfast time. For today is also the Fourth of July, a day which is important to those born in the United States, as Erroll is.
Today the Hartleys do not fast (as our Muslims countrymen do) but eat heartily. Erroll enjoys that all-American taste sensation, the boiled bagel (three, actually), with melted cheese on it; I go for a pot of Greek yoghurt and Iranian dates, which Kingsley is spoon fed a mush of rice cereal, banana and milk.