Children in Bahrain are going back to school. Many are back on Monday with many more starting to attend classes in a week’s time.
This means traffic is back on the roads, bringing with it snarls and bottlenecks.
It also means stores and supermarkets are on “back to school” promotions and it’s that time of the year when parents have to get their act in order and organise bags, books, notepads etc for their ever-demanding children.
It’s once again that time of the year when incoming flights to Bahrain are jam-packed while outgoing flights are going cheap. This is also the time when many of the “bachelors” plan their annual leave, knowing they can take advantage of the low fares.
It’s once again time for people to say, “It’s still so hot, my God, it’s so humid”, as if it is for the first time they have experienced such weather.
It’s also that time of the year when there will no longer be proper parking space available at work because all of those who have been on summer leave will return.
But for us, personally, it will mean something entirely different because Asveen, who had honed her culinary skills for the last eighth weeks and presenting us with the choicest meals, will no longer do so, being engaged with more pressing matters of tackling her Grade 12 studies.
Oh, well, it’s all in the game. Or the kitchen!