Chucky decided this morning to take a short cut to the kitchen from the living room but stopped dead in his tracks when he saw he had been ‘caught’. Presented a great picture, though! Continue reading New on the bookshelf
I had always wanted to take a houseboat cruise on the famed Kerala Backwaters in Southern India. And, when I was in Kollam recently, that opportunity came my way. Being there in the midst of nature, the calm waters and the millions of coconut palms is an experience, during which one is at pains to decide whether to take in the sights or to just … Continue reading Cruise times
This sparrow thought it could weather any storm. Well, not quite. When the wind was at its howling best and the tide at its highest, the little creature could not take it any more. At one moment, it was ‘hopping and skipping’ and, at another, it was in the water, struggling to stay afloat. That was when we happened to be there and carried out … Continue reading Bird brain and sea brawn
Our gardener had no clue and neither did we – but a friend, who is a senior official at one of Bahrain’s premier plant nurseries, was adamant we plant sweet corn in our little garden this summer. “Little grows in these parts this time of the year, but you’re sure to have plenty of sweet corn,” he said. We did plant the corn, in spite … Continue reading A-maizing!
One of the first things we did when we started out ‘populating’ our little garden was growing basil. And, since then we have gotten used to throwing in a couple of basil leaves in everything we cook at home. Besides, of course, the flavour, the leaves bring about a different colour to any dish. The […] via Basil and more — cookwithsingh Continue reading Basil and more
This little fellow came calling at our garden this morning after escaping from under the neighbor’s fence. We were, of course, quite amused with its antics but can only hope our own Mr. Tyson does not get at it, like he does with cats all the time. Strangely, this bunny, and the scores of cats that forever roam around the compound, seem to be great … Continue reading The Guest
This elderly gentleman is as much a part of the Old Manama Suq as the Suq itself. He is at various places, always sitting alone, sometimes appearing to doze off, at times just sitting and staring at traffic and people. He is also one of the most-photographed by visitors and tourists and has even featured in some Bahrain picture postcards. I did once try to … Continue reading The years teach much which the days never knew