The Little Lion

Chucky’s had a shave – a close shave! He had had one in May and we’d decided we would let his hair grow in anticipation of the “winter”. But that was not to be. He had a thick coat until last night when we decided enough was enough! He was miserable, even in an air-conditioned…

My weekend is all booked

Why do I have so many books, a friend once asked. Why do you spend on books when you can spend somewhere else, another unfortunate soul said. These are expensive, said yet another one. Little do these people, and countless others, know what it is like to own, and read, a book. Yes, I just…

Ring Leader

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I remember these phones. They now seem ancient but were once indispensable. Every weekend was phone time and I had to even queue up at one of these vintage machines to make that all-important call home. There were calling cards in many denominations, all with pictures of Bahrain’s landmarks and there…

The Guest

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…

Going Home

A flock of birds takes to the skies on its way home after a hard day out.