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Time of their lives
Photo essay: Holidaying in France
July 28, 2007

Superheroes to the rescue!
Video blog: Kourosh and Siavash play Spiderman with mom
June 21, 2007

Up 5th Avenue
Photo essay: Latin American arnival in New York
June 18, 2007

Video blog: Brazil and South Africa
June 8, 2007

Gher bedeh
Video blog: Spontaneous dancing after dinner
May 1, 2007

Typical day in the life...
Once home V practices her yoga with the kids while I try to cook up some corn on the cob and sausages
April 17, 2007

New York, too short
Video blog: Going to New York and back on the same day
April 8, 2007

Chicken should be eaten with hands
Video blog: Me having lunch
March 5, 2007

Fishy Norooz
Video blog: Two days before Norooz and we are all trying to get in the mood
March 18, 2007

Koorosh the Great
Video blog: Interviewing my 3-year-old son Koorosh
March 9, 2007

Interview with a 3 year-old
Video blog: Some questions I put to my son Siavash
March 5, 2007

Bed time
Videoblog: The twins refuse to go to bed and it's late
March 1, 2007

THAT's how cold it is
Video blog: Back from a trip to Canada
February 24, 2007

Toddler taming
Video blog: How not to raise your kids
February 1, 2007

Uncle Agony
Video blog: Do you have a problem? Send me your questions.
February 1, 2007

Tony would be proud of me
Video blog: Today I thought I'd do a piece to camera for you instead of an article
January 26, 2007

Wee wee training
My first time trying to get my boys to pee into urinals
November 15, 2006

Looking quite... continental
I buttoned up and looked at myself in front of the mirror again. Since moving to Belgium I had let my hair grow. And I mean grow
September 7, 2006

On a roll in Tokyo
I am jet lagged but the excitement of being here is too much. Let’s start with the toilet
May 13, 2006

That'll teach me
Woes of over-eating
January 12, 2006

That was so nice
Video: Family getting ready for Christmas in London
December 15, 2005

We can, we will
I needed my wife's unequivocal agreement that we could and we would move to Italy by Christmas
October 31, 2005

Then his little body went limp
A week has now passed since our little boy's hernia operation and I am happy to say that it is as if none of us had experienced this ordeal
October 6, 2005

Leaving their mark
At 23 months, Siavash and Kourosh are as mischievous as two spider monkeys
September 11, 2005

What dignity I had evaporated in a cloud of shame this morning
July 11, 2005

I'm famous
I thought I was dreaming. I felt my face burn with a deep read blush.
June 1, 2005

I pray
To be with V and the voys... and visit my homeland
May 3, 2005

Royal Mirage
A holiday to remember
March 23, 2005

Babysitting in style
The twins won't let us spend too much time doing anything to really appreciate our expensive holiday
February 17, 2005

Fun to be fat (for now)
Will I be fit enough to play football with my twins in the local park?
January 6, 2005

We wish you a merry Christmas
December 24, 2004

The joy of naughty kids
Kourosh and Siavash at 10 months
August 6, 2004

Welcome Siavash & Kourosh
Our beautiful twins are finally here
October 6, 2003

About to be stabbed
Brief update before V gives birth
September 23, 2003

Can't wait
Expecting twins any day
August 25, 2003

Photo essay: My wife's country
August 15, 2003

They knew
Breaking habit, wind & my waistline
June 30, 2003

Occasional kick
Only 19 weeks pregnant, her belly button has stretched so much it looks Chinese
May 29, 2003

One... two...
“TWINS! I know you're in there... this is your daddy speaking! HELLO! HELLO!”
May 2, 2003

How to score
Opening my brother-in-law's eyes to the world of girls
March 28, 2003

Sam's reminder
Pondering mortality
February 27, 2003

Close call
I'm British and no Yankee immigration gimp could ever touch me - right?
January 27, 2003

Freezing cold
All we need now is an airport strike...
December 20, 2002

Saying hello to Iranians
Friends in Paris, strangers in Madrid
November 2, 2002

Talk some sense
Hating the Americans or the Iraqi government is not a starting point
October 9, 2002

I hate Sony
And I hate myself because I still buy things like a 7-year-old
October 4, 2002

(Fat) lost brother
Half-Libyan construction workers AND food lovers
September 13, 2002

A picture of dad
Not a day goes by when I don't miss him
August 16, 2002

Kato finds a home
In Turkey: I spotted a very young kitten during breakfast
July 25, 2002

Lonesome cowboy in Barcelona
Battle of the bulge
June 25, 2002

Kopol vs. Topol
Battle of the bulge
Parts (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
May-August 2002

Fat boy
I have reached the end of my tether
April 30, 2002

Norooz in Dubai
First holiday in our lives where we didn't actually feel ready to go back
April 10, 2002

Out of the blue
Like a video switching on in my head, memories come flooding
March 21, 2002

On the couch
Like a patient under hypnosis recalling distant events
March 8, 2002

It's Valentine's Day
Dance with me fat boy
February 15, 2002

If it fits, you must pick
Why I can't be allowed to enjoy my one and only vice in peace?
January 16, 2002

Hoilday concoction
Christmas dinner with Mam, mum and zoolbia bamieh
December 28, 2001

Parental instincts
Is this the right time to have a child?
December 28, 2001

Pay cut
You promised me the moon and the stars...
October 4, 2001

Crouching chap
"Terror"on my walk home from work
August 22, 2001

So true
She's loved me through thick and...
July 26, 2001

They got it
An Iranian in Shanghai
June 22, 2001

Marrying me
My Indian wife loves noon barbari & Googoosh
January 19, 2001

The neighborhood paassebaan
He's friendly. Until ...
October 13, 1999

Six Million Dollar Boy
... from hell!
July 23, 1999

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Siamack's parents emigrated to the UK from Iran in 1963 and he was born in Chelmsford (Essex) in 1965 in the same hospital at which his father was a doctor. In all, he has spent four years of his life in Iran, mostly attending the American Community School. His last visit, with his parents, was between 1975 and 1977.

He studied Industrial Design and Engineering at Bristol before moving to London to find work in 1988. His first job as a junior product designer lasted 12 months before he was politely asked to leave and find himself another career. Since that time he has specialised in observational research - ranging from living with households to see how products and brands fit into their lives to observing their shopping behaviour. His work has taken him to the US, South America, Asia Pacific and, of course, most of Western and Central Europe. He is also a founding partner and Director of Everydaylives International, a web based knowledge sharing resource.

Siamack has also been a resident expert on various TV documentaries and news programmes (C4, Discovery, BBC and ITN) including 'Shop 'til you drop' and 'ITN News'. He has enjoyed writing since he was a child but harbours no ambitions as an author. All his essays are autobigraphical, self indulgent and 'for fun'.

He has been Married to, Varinder, the love of his life since October 1999. They have no children yet. Top

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