It’s been a quiet November here at the blog and for me personally. A combination of nothing at all happening and then everything happening at once.
For the first couple of weeks I was waiting for the man to come back from his work trip to the States, where he had been for just about a month. So that waiting part can definitely be classified as the quiet part of the month. A few days after his return my folks came over for their first ever visit to Bahrain. And that’ll be the everything happening at once part of November.
So with the folks over there was a little bit of sight-seeing. Showing them what Bahrain has to offer.
Tried to continue the trend, from October, to catch up on films. In a nutshell: Disappointing – Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, Don Jon; Twisted – Filth; Terrifying – Terror at the Mall. Watching both Touching the Void and Terror at the Mall did reignite my need to keep watching more documentaries. It’s been so long.
Sadly the end of November has been capped off with a bout of bronchitis for me. YAY! Humph.
Day 263 Chai, milk chocolate Hobnobs and a whole lot of catching up to do on the computer. I know what my Sunday evening is looking like.
Day 264 Sometimes I just cant resist a drop of Angostura 1919 and a big cube of ice. Even on a Monday night. When I should have gone to the gym…
Day 265 Working on my squash game, so it’s only right that I get my own squash racquet.
Day 266 Been mere days since I last took a photo of food!
Day 268 Street art in Adliya. Lots of it dotted around.
Day 269 Chilling with some football and cider.
Day 270 It’s come to this. Taking photos of objects around the house.
Day 271 Me and my new habit – squash.
Day 272 A wee bit of self reflection going on for the past couple of days.
Day 273 Tracks in the dirt.
Day 275 One of those days where all you do is watch movies and have a really, good veg out.
Day 276 Morning grocery run.
Day 277 First trip to the airport for the week. Picking up the man. He’s been away for a little while!
Day 279 Woo! Splurged and got myself a new wallet. The man had to bring it back from the States, so there was some patient waiting on my side to be done. Worth the wait!
Day 280 Second trip to the airport in one week. Picking up the ‘rental units.
Day 282 Rooftop BBQ! (Yes, this is a cheat – I didn’t take this photo. My bad.)
Day 283 Took the folks to see the sights in Bahrain. Of course that means a trip to Bahrain Fort.
Day 284 This rather blurry looking mess of a photo is to prove that it does in fact rain in Bahrain.
Day 285 That wonderful cocktail that is a Violet on the Sky. Yum.
Day 287 The get-shit-done-day turns into the get-stuck-in-traffic day.
Day 288 The day that brunch turns into lunch turns into drinks at sunset. GOOD DAY.
Check out all of this year’s photos so far.
What’s happening in December?
Well, there’s that big holiday some call Christmas where we’ll be hosting Christmas. Planning has already begun. The menu’s not quite set. Soon!
New Years needs some sort of planning. Though, I’ll be just as happy spending New Years with good friends and good booze. Those two might be the same thing…
Anything else that December has to offer will be a complete surprise.
Always look forward to your November round up of pics, thought I’d missed it last month! You actually look more chilled out than I’ve seen you in a long time. Shame about the chest infection, hope you get better soon!
Nah, just running a little late! Been a bit lax on the blog recently.
The Bahrain way of life is now seeping into my pores 😉
Nice new set of pics this month, Jaina! I’m with you on SLP, I too found that disappointing. Looks like we’re in the minority on that opinion, though. 😛 Anyways, hope you have a nice holiday season!!
It had potential, but towards the end you knew where it was heading. And this is going to go WAY against the masses here, but I didn’t see what was so special about Jennifer Lawrence in the film. Then again, I don’t see what’s so special about her anyway!
Oh yeah, I’m right there with you, I wasn’t impressed with her in that movie at all. She can be alright sometimes, but for the most part, I don’t really get it about her, either. Heh, I usually get a lot of flack for those opinions, so it’s nice to see I’m not the only one who feels that way. 😛
I think there might be more of us out there. But we get drowned out 😉
Your page is snowing!
I was really confused and thought there was something wrong with Chrome or my eyes when I kept seeing the text going “bitty”. OLD LADY BRAIN.
Wow, that does sound really busy! I hope your parents had a fun time visiting you.
Aww, sorry to hear you didn’t care for Silver Linings Playbook. I loved it. Then again, I haven’t seen it since I saw it in theaters, so I’ll have to watch it again soon.
Any movies you’re really looking forward to seeing this month?
I just want to catch up on all the things I’ve missed out on – Gone Girl, Guardians of the Galaxy, Interstellar, The Babadook – I had a list somewhere!
There were a few things in Silver Linings Playbook that frustrated the hell out of me, but not enough to make me switch off. So that’s something, ha!
Sorry about the bronchitis! I’ve got this sinus thing that won’t go away. Anywho, I liked your self portrait, the lamp, and the last one. The clouds are giving the photo great lines of movement.
Thanks Lisa. Nearly cleared up. Nearly. Hope you feel better soon. Sinus things are awful. Coming from a long time sufferer of sinusitis!
That final picture is great with the reflection in the water and clouds above. The architecture in Bahrain is quite exotic! I’ve not played squash, it looks like fun, especially if you are two.
Bahrain’s architecture is definitely one of a kind. Sometimes I find myself missing the old English buildings though.
Squash is great – tough work out! But a lotta fun.