Old IS Gold

This old man, who cleans cars at one of Bahrain’s five-star hotels, is the perfect example of the “one’s never too old to work” adage. Though I have spotted him several times in the parking lot and always declined his offer of cleaning my car, this one I time I was unable to since the…

Get Away

One of the best weekend getaways in Bahrain – there are not many anyway – is the Al Dar Islands Resort, off the Sitra coast. It is one of those places that offers a perfect retreat for families and friends who can spend time in idyllic surroundings in the middle of the sea, surrounded by…

Shocking ‘expose’

Came across this gem from my collection of unique and funny facts. This letter, written in 1909, the original of which is on display at the Rail museum in New Delhi, is said to be responsible for a decision to install toilets on trains in India. Hilarious!

Mouse Hunt

It happened – again – well, just about. Tyson almost got another trophy – this time a very large rodent. He has tried for the last few weeks to get this creature that has wreaked havoc in our kitchen. This time, he apparently managed to get a bite, but it escaped. The result was a…

Sea Fears

Last night I received a call from a fisherman who became a friend when I went to the jetty to take pictures of him and his colleagues at work a few months ago. This man, from India, is among the thousands who venture out into the sea every day to catch what they and serve up…