It’s a random mid-week update


A big part of me wishes I could stick to some sort blogging schedule. Mid-week updates. Friday updates. Beginning of the week updates. Anything. But, they’d be a bit pointless. My every day life isn’t interesting enough to be blogging about.

This random mid-week update is brought to you with something that is definitely more interesting that the everyday routine. I’m off to Portugal tonight! I’ve got 10 hours of flying to get me to Lisbon with another couple of hours in the car to get me home. Well, mum and dad’s home.

This trip to Portugal’s a bit impromptu. See, I’ve been invited to speak at an Mediapost’s Email Insider Summit in Portugal. I remember seeing emails about this conference, thinking how great it’d be to be able to go seeing as it’s only half an hour away from mum and dad. And now I’m going!

So I’m fitting in a few days with the olds, then conference time, followed by one more day with the olds, before heading back home to Bahrain. I’ve been itching to go to Portugal this year. Last year was the first year I hadn’t been to Portugal. Since I was about 6 months old. I’m 30. That is quite some stretch.


Is it wrong that I might be more excited about seeing this girl than I am about seeing my folks?

While I’m looking forward to a couple of days r’n’r with the folks, I’m also shitting myself about speaking at this conference. Not only is it my first conference, it’s the first time I’m speaking. Cue big time nerves! But I’m also excited. Excited about talking email with other people in the industry. Get to wear my #emailgeeks hat proudly and loudly.

Sadly, A can’t come with on this occasion. Though he needs to come to Portugal at some point, work has him tied up.

I’m all packed up and ready to go. Well, almost. The packing king that he is, A did my packing for me. Think I can say, I’m pretty damn lucky in that respect! Just a few knickknacks along with this laptop that need to be slung in a bag.

Going to attempt to be a good blogger and be diligently Instagramming my way through my little trip and break away from Bahrain. It’ll be nice to get out of the heat! (It’s basically 40 degrees C every day here)