Photo: The Bahrain Sunset

The sunsets in Bahrain are some of the prettiest I have ever seen. Pretty feels like a terrible word to describe them, but sometimes that’s the only word I can muster. Or gorgeous. Which feels just as bad. But they really are.

From both our balcony and bedroom windows, we don’t get a view of the sunset. Only sunrise, which neither of us are ever awake for! The few times I’ve randomly been near a window in that sunset time and I’ve seen something magical, I usually run like a mad woman to my camera and see if I can get some sort of vantage point from the flat. But I can’t. And I’m still on the clock!

So one evening we decide to go to Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park basically at sunset, I’m ready with my camera. We can see this park from our flat. In fact, our building’s probably in this shot somewhere. Probably.

The sunset didn’t fail me. Yet again.

Photo: A visit from the ‘rentals

Back in November last year, mum and dad came to visit Bahrain. Their first time here. While trying to figure out where to take them in their short, short stay, one place I figured they would like was the Bahrain Fort. It’s one of the main tourist attractions in Bahrain. There aren’t too many.

We took them out to the fort after a taste of Bahraini breakfast at Saffron in Manama Souq. While I think mum appreciated some of the history while wandering around the pretty epic fort, dad was a little less entertained. (Note he isn’t in this shot.) Ah well, can’t say I didn’t try. Should have known better though. Was just excited to have them in Bahrain.

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 So you’re thinking about doing a Project 365

2013 in Photos

With all good intentions in my heart, I tried with my photos. Perhaps not enough. I know I should have taken my camera out with me more. And when I did take my camera out and about with me, I should have actually taken it out and taken more snaps. The 365 project I attempted to start mid way through the year didn’t work out either! Managed around fifty something days before it all disappeared.

Oh well. I didn’t. So let’s move on to what photos I did take. Here are just a few of my favourites: Continue reading 2013 in Photos

Keeping the crazy at bay

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working from home. Well on and off. But this whole week, I have been exclusively working from home.

Making the most of the benefits of working from home. Getting an hour extra time in bed in the mornings. Saved a load of money on travel and food. Not having to go out into the cold, COLD weather in the mornings and evenings.

But there are some drawbacks. Mostly because I live on my own. So. I don’t exactly see anyone during the day. Can go a little stir crazy. My tea and coffee intake has increased. And what with it being so cold, I’m layering up in an effort for not having the heating on during the day. That stuff costs money!

To keep from going totally mental, I’ve been picking up my camera. Picking up my camera and just taking photos around the home. Nothing special. But it gives my brain a break from the joys email marketing and stops me from going to brew up another cup of coffee. Continue reading Keeping the crazy at bay