I welcome myself back to blogging. After a long lay-off , while life unfolded in a variety of different ways, I was off here – more out of laziness and lethargy than anything else. Of course, it was also paucity of time, exigencies of work and the like but now that I have returned – if feels good. What better way to start off with … Continue reading The winter’s back – and so am I
A quick trip to the little shop round the corner from my office for “breakfast” is an option each day during a break in work but it was only yesterday that I noticed the “colour” on offer. These pictures were taken as I waited for my order of “samosas” to be prepared. The incredibly busy place has this, and more, with sweet and savory delights … Continue reading The corner sweet shop
This week, as I complete four years of blogging and sharing thoughts, pictures and moments with thousands across the world, I look back to April 2013 when I wrote online for the first time. In the beginning, I thought this blog would be a platform to express an opinion, show off some pictures and, perhaps, share a recipe or two. I also then pledged I … Continue reading Farewell, another year!
A cloudy sky; a beautiful sunset; an even better sunrise, not to mention the rain and the cool weather – that’s what sums up a classic winter day in Bahrain. And, in the past month, we’ve had several such occasions. Rarely has this archipelago seen such pleasant, even cold, weather for so long at a stretch. The rain Gods have been rather benevolent this time … Continue reading Enjoying the winter
There are perhaps the last pictures of the winter colour in our little garden. We are well into February and it’s just a matter of time the weather will begin to warm up and leave a trail of dried plants and empty patches. The petunia’s have already started drying up, the zinnia’s are losing colour and new rose buds have stopped appearing, even though the … Continue reading Going..Going… Almost gone!!
It was almost dark when these pictures were taken, with an iPhone, on Bahrain’s Tubli coast. Once again, it’s been proven beyond doubt that sunsets in this tiny island nation are special – especially if it’s winter! The images show the water, boats, palm trees, buildings and cars – pretty much what life in Bahrain is all about – and they also show the beautiful … Continue reading Sunset – my favourite colour
It’s the winter in all its “coolness”. And, it’s in colour. This is the time of the year when Bahrain turns green – lush green! And it’s also the season when flowers of all kinds flourish. In the little garden space that we have, this colour is seen in abundance, even with the not so great variety that we’ve managed to plant and grow. For … Continue reading It’s winter and it’s all in colour