So you’re thinking about doing a Project 365

2014 marks the first year I’ve successfully completed a Project 365 since 2010. It’s not been a perfect Project 365. Counting up all the photos, there definitely aren’t 365 photos there. But that doesn’t make me feel like I’ve accomplished anything less.

The idea of capturing a photo every single day, for a whole year can feel a little daunting. And that feeling grows as each week goes by. But, if you’re up for doing a Project 365 in 2015, I wanted to share a few insights that I learnt over the course of this past year. Continue Reading

Every city has a sound, every sound has a story

Sonic Highways

Being a pretty big Foo Fighters fan, when it was announced that along with the new album release of Sonic Highways, there would also be a sort of accompanying TV show of the same name put out on HBO, this little Foo fan was very excited.

Just because I am a Foo Fighters fan. I’m not much of a music person. Sure there are certain bands/artists (Foo Fighters, QoTSA, Streetlight Manifesto, Daft Punk, Fleetwood Mac, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lana del Rey) that I know I like. Certain types of music I will listen to at the drop of a hat, but I don’t have a type of music. I don’t know new music, or really search it out. Music history is a blank spot in my mind. Music in general has never been anything more than something I’ll occasionally need. Continue Reading

Project 365: 2014 – November

Project 365: November

It’s been a quiet November here at the blog and for me personally. A combination of nothing at all happening and then everything happening at once.

For the first couple of weeks I was waiting for the man to come back from his work trip to the States, where he had been for just about a month. So that waiting part can definitely be classified as the quiet part of the month. A few days after his return my folks came over for their first ever visit to Bahrain. And that’ll be the everything happening at once part of November. Continue Reading

There’s so much noise

Emails. Feedly. LinkedIn. Twitter. Pinterest. Google+. It’s so loud out there, it’s becoming easier to just mark everything as read, gloss over all that you see, rather than engage and be a productive member of the communities you’re a part of.

Of late, there’s been a pattern emerging with me. Open up Chrome, go to my Feedly, quickly check the categories I have my various places saved as. Gloss over most of them, entirely. Why? Because I still feel like I have to go through Twitter, Google+, emails and then some so I need to make sure I’ve got enough time to do that during the day, as well. Continue Reading

No-Poo for me!

I’ve gone no-poo!

For the uninitiated, it’s not what you think. What is no-poo? Well, I’ve given up shamPOO. The last time I used shampoo was nearly three weeks ago and, so far, my hair is all the more grateful for it.

My hair is THICK. It’s thick, dry, a little bit wiry and hella frizzy. That frizziness has been increased exponentially since moving to Bahrain. Thanks to the ridiculous heat, humidity, awful hard water and constantly being in air-conditioned environments. My hair, and scalp, was not having a good time.

Back in England I did the whole sulfate free shampoo-ing and I think it was working for me. Though, in Bahrain, I’m a little bit limited when it comes the sort of shampoos I can buy off the shelf. I tried alleged frizz fighting shampoos. Found out I was allergic to a couple of them. What’s a girl to do? Continue Reading