I am sure it sounds strange but here in Bahrain we celebrate the first rain of the season. A few days ago, an impending ‘thunderstorm’ was announced in the local Press and smartphone weather apps started giving out ‘warnings’ of ‘unsettled weather’ over the weekend. So it was with much anticipation that virtually everyone in Bahrain was looking forward to a wet weekend and … Continue reading First Rain
We know the winter’s here – finally – when there’s a certain nip – and colour – in the air! Continue reading Winter view
Little Chucky is always desperate for a walk – at any time of the day – but we try and limit his ‘excursions’ because a leisurely walk is farthest from his mind. This is what he does and this is what he goes out for – chasing cats! The cats always get away, of course, not only because Chucky is leashed but because they are … Continue reading Hanging on for dear life!
Bahrain is now conducting the largest-ever joint security exercise involving police and security forces of all the six Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries. The Arabian Gulf Security 1 is being conducted as part of efforts to confront regional challenges and aim to enhance combat readiness security forces to deal with potential emergencies, especially terrorist attacks as well as to cement regional coordination and cooperation within … Continue reading Forces on the ready
These eggplant are from our little kitchen garden! And they almost did not happen. We planted a rather large bed with these saplings at the beginning of the summer in the hope they would give some fruit during those awful months. But that was not to be! Just two weeks ago, I told the gardener to get rid of them and plant something else but … Continue reading Eggplant ecstacy
A weekend game of cricket goes well into the evening on the Busaiteen coast of Bahrain. Played mostly by expatriate men from the Indian Sub Continent, the game is the most popular past time on holidays and weekly off days. Continue reading Cricket on the coast