Because there’s nothing like the big screen

Going Out

Can I just tell you something extraordinarily exciting right now? One of the most exciting and unexpected things I have experienced here in Bahrain, so far.

Going to the cinema.

Stay with me here. Back in England I was beginning to, not hate, but not quite enjoy my cinema experience. Extortionate ticket prices. Combined with having to sit with a bunch of people who are clearly more interested in what was happening on WhatsApp or Facebook than watching the film they had paid to see.

The first bank holiday weekend in Bahrain where much too much fun was had


As Mel said not too long ago, the only time someone asks how your weekend was is because they want to tell you how their weekend was. Yep, that’s what I’m doing here.

How did y’all spend your bank holiday weekend? It was my first weekend here in Bahrain and, well, I didn’t exactly sit still.

Hello, from Bahrain!


It’s happened. I have now moved to Bahrain! I flew out from London Heathrow, on Etihad, yesterday at 3:30pm and arrived in Bahrain at a little past 2am this morning.

The move went pretty smoothly. Well, aside from some packing woes. You see, I’m not good at moving, having barely had any practice at it. Packing everything I need in a 30kg allowance felt impossible. And it sort of was. After many packings and repackings, it was done. I’m not kidding about the many packings and repackings. The total amount of times my bag was packed is lost to me and upon arriving in Bahrain and coming home, I couldn’t remember what I had actually packed.

The Top Five Things I’m Going to Miss When I Move


It’s now just over a WEEK until I move to a whole other country. Packing has commenced. (Sort of) Nerves are setting in. Cancelled out by relief and excitement. On a daily basis. It has officially sunk in, that I am moving to another country. And I can’t wait. But that’s not to say I’m looking forward to seeing the back of London, England and everything I’ve ever known. I’m going to miss a heck of a lot.