Out in Bahrain: Budaiya Farmers’ Market

It turns out, we’re farmers market people.

Every year, from December to June, there’s Budaiya Farmers’ Market. Taking place in, funnily enough, Budaiya, just off Budaiya Highway. Every Saturday morning between 8am and 12pm, you can get farm fresh stuff from Bahraini farmers.

We’ve never been able to go. A) Because it only just turned December last month. B) OH (Let me just start calling him A from now on, huh?) works until 2am, so getting up at 7:30am to get to the farmers market for 8am isn’t exactly appealing. At some point, we felt, it’s our duty. After all, we’re always complaining that there’s never anything to do in Bahrain. There is, we’re just not up early enough for it. Continue reading Out in Bahrain: Budaiya Farmers’ Market

The Things I Miss Most About Winter

This is my first full winter out of England. And while it’s lovely waking up to sunny skies every day. Being able to go out without having to wrap up. Or wondering if it’ll rain and do I need a brolly. I’m finding there are a few things I miss about winter. Who’d have thunk it? Didn’t I complain about winter all the time in England? Continue reading The Things I Miss Most About Winter

Be Kind to your Knees, You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone

I really rather enjoy sports. Watching. Playing. At school I was never an all-star athlete or anything, but managed to play for a few teams for everything from lacrosse to tennis and athletics (Can you believe I was a javelin thrower?).

Back when I was just a little ‘un, I remember watching my folks play squash. They used the old wooden rackets and everything. Eventually I played. Enjoyed it a lot. But never picked it up again.

Day 271  Me and my new habit - squash.
Day 271 Me and my new habit – squash.

In August we moved to a new flat in a new building. One that’s got a squash court in the gym. In an effort to maintain some sort of healthy lifestyle (Working from home isn’t kind on the hips.), along with regular gym-ing, the OH and I took up squash. Continue reading Be Kind to your Knees, You’ll Miss Them When They’re Gone

How’s life in Bahrain so far?

Bahrain So Far

Overdue is probably an understatement for how I feel about the topic in this post. On that imaginary blog to-do list for a while, but it’s been hard sitting down and writing. Not for any terrible reasons though!

I’ve been in Bahrain now for around four months. Four months since I up-sticks and moved a few thousand miles from the one home I’ve only ever known – England. And I don’t regret it for a moment. Continue reading How’s life in Bahrain so far?

So this is what it feels like to be thirty

This post is a little overdue. I had planned to post this a day or so after I turned thirty. But a day turned into two. Then five. It’s well over a week now. Though maybe the distance between the day I turned thirty and now is a good thing?

So, yes. July 13th was my thirtieth birthday. Let me tell you something, dear reader. To say I wasn’t exactly looking forward to turning thirty was a slight understatement. But there was nothing stopping it happening! Continue reading So this is what it feels like to be thirty