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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! Continue Reading

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One year in Bahrain

1 year in Bahrain

Today marks my 1 year anniversary of moving to Bahrain. ONE YEAR! I’m going to use that scientifically inaccurate phrase – time has flown by.

To use another terribly over-used phrase, you could say it’s been an adventure. Moving so far from the UK, the country that’s been my home FOREVER. The real adventure’s been being able to have a life, together, with Anish. We were long distance for a couple of weeks shy of a year, before I moved to Bahrain. So it felt good to finally be able to start our lives together. That’s been the real adventure of moving here. For me. Continue Reading

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Making good on a resolution

At the end of last year, one of my blog resolutions for this fair blog was to bring more me to my posts. Five months into this year, I’m not entirely convinced I’ve been very successful about that thus far. While I’ve posted some more of my adventures here in Bahrain, I don’t think the posts have had much of a personal level. Perhaps I’m being over critical. Actually, I just want to do something about it.

While I want to bring more me into this blog and what I write here, I’m wary of not going over that line of over-sharing. Being open and honest, but knowing not all things need to be published and the world made aware of them. That’s fair, right? Continue Reading

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And I’m back from the land of plenty

Back from ‘Murica and still extremely jet-lagged (Though I don’t think we fully ever adjusted to US time.). A full rundown of antics will be up soon. When I’m a bit more with it and able to write something coherent down.

Just to tease you a little bit I will say that in the 4 days we were in Portland we hit up 24 different places to eat/drink, experienced some proper snow in Flagstaff & the Grand Canyon and generally had an amazing time.

Have over 300 photos to sift through, not including random phone snaps. It might take a little while, but I’ll get there. Stay tuned!

Out in Bahrain: Manama Souq
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Out in Bahrain: Manama Souq

According to Wikipedia a souq is defined as…

A souq or souk is an open-air marketplace or commercial quarter in Middle Eastern and North African cities. The equivalent Persian term is “bazaar”.

I guess you could the Manama Souq is kind of like that. A little bit. It’s more like an area with lots of all sorts of shops selling everything from sandals to potatoes.

Back in November, we took the parentals to the Manama Souq, for them to have some sort of feel of a different side of Bahrain. And well, we wanted to have breakfast at Saffron – probably our all time favourite place to have breakfast in Bahrain.

The last few times we’ve been to the souq I haven’t taken my camera with me. Remembered to fix that this time, and took a small handful of photos while walking around. Continue Reading