SKY

And then it burst into flames

The sky looked surrealistic this afternoon as I gazed out of my bedroom window. It was cloudy, as if about to rain; it was windy, with the icy winds (yes, seems improbable, but there WAS snowfall in Saudi Arabia today and that’s having a ripple effect on Bahrain); and it was dull and dreary, with…

Manama

When the fog came down

We woke up to a wonderful winter morning in Bahrain today, the fog had just begun to set in and, by the time were driving to work, it was a virtual blanket. Yes, this is rare in this desert nation but we do have such spells a few times when it also gets ‘cold’. This…

fishing boat

The storm before the calm

It’s been a stormy last few days in Bahrain and, among other things that have happened, the price of fish has gone up. This because fishermen have been warned to stay off the high seas and avoid any mishaps. This is one such dhow at the Muharraq ‘fishing village’ waiting for the storm to pass,…

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This, folks, is our winter

Rain in Bahrain is always welcome – and coming after a very long summer, it is even more so. It’s windy, it’s cold, rather nippy at 17 degrees C (yes, that’s COLD here), and the ‘woolens’ are out for many locals. However, for us, we have only moved indoors temporarily – until the ‘cold spell’…