Saturday, July 28, 2007

If you have a minute:

It would be great if you could sign this for us.

Who knows if it will help but ...... what have we got to lose?

Us 440-ers (the 440+ families and kids that have been stuck in hellish limbo) need all the help we can - we're fighting for our kids.

Thanks all.

Chris & Caroline x

Friday, July 20, 2007

I hope her daughter NEVER has to see this...

'I love my mixed race baby - but why does she feel so alien?' by LOWRI TURNER -

Staggered to have read this recently.

Very very upsetting but am sure she is merely a freak or at best, someone that needs to spend some time on a therapist's couch.

* The day after reading this, a second article appeared announcing her (perhaps non-too-suprising split from her husband.

** Daily Mail, you disgust me for printing such utter crap.

*** Ms Turner, shame, shame, shame on you

To cheer myself up:

Saturday, July 14, 2007


Below is an email I sent to someone yesterday - they are also one of the 400+ families in limbo (we're abit like The 4400, eh?!!)

Hi *******

well, you've put very succinctly into words how we are feeling too.
You are absolutely right, our kids are hostage. We know who has them but they won't tell us exactly WHAT they want from us (..... or even WHEN they may tell us what they want) .
Our issue is that while a long wait while they (the various Ministries and their own political agendas) sort out the beaucracy is one thing but we need to know HOW the laws are going to change and whether we are still going to be eligible.
It will be bad enough to know that we definately can't have him with us but this undefined wait to find whether we can or can't is truely TRUELY unbearable.
So, do we start trying to come to terms with our loss (this will be a bereavement pure and simple) or do we try to remain optimistic (possibly foolishly) to keep getting the photos etc?
Surely SURELY this cannot go on for too much longer - although they say it is not a priority they cannot possibly allow any law change to linger indefinately?
Reason is going out of the window a little for us now and I'm afraid I did find the posting on nChild rather upsetting from the person (who hasn't even submitted a dossier yet) lecturing us on how positive the current situation is etc etc.
It is good to know that we have others to turn to for support (yourself, ***** etc) as we know that YOU know exactly how this feels.
So for now - let's turn our faces to the sun for a minute (plenty of that here at the moment) and dream of a time when we have all our kids where they should be, looking back at these dark times and realising the wonderful international, extended family that is growing up around these kids and us.
(guess there's nothing more to say on the subject)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Harvest is here!

.... er.... check out our 'bumper' crop.

BTW - they are carrots.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


Well hello to:

Warrington, UK
Denmark (Mette, is that you?)
South Africa
Muira, Japan
New Zealand

Welcome to DubaiDaisy blog - good to have you hear - would love to hear any comments from anybody - sometimes feels a little lonely in here.

Go on, leave a comment!!!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Proud to be a Bilingual Brat!!

*My folks'll kill me but I always thought that my Dad looked like Stuart and my Mum like Lily!!!

What with the Handover memories and all - have been feeling pretty homesick recently.

Also having becoming the latest victim to the obsession of Facebook, have joined a couple of groups that are just for people like me!

One is called the Half Chinese Appreciation group and another Eurasian Nation (or something like that).

Anyway, it is really great to REALLY belong to a group of people all of whom are so proud to be what we are.

We share hilarious thoughts of 'You know you are half Chinese when .......' (here are a few)

"when dinner consists of a boiled bowl of noodles, hamburger meat, rice, vegetables, hot dogs, and leftover onion rings... and it's delcious..."

"...when people say to you "there's something about your eyes but I can't make out what"

"When you're really young you have a chinese accent when speaking english even though english is your first language. "

"you can spot another eurasian at 50 paces."