There was a plan…

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London during Christmas

There was a plan. No really. I’d be spending the holiday season with family back in London, with a tiny bit of downtime that I reserved for some 2015 blog summarising and 2016 blog planning. That was the plan. What actually happened was the tiny bit of downtime was a lot smaller than I’d expected and what I did have was filled with me sleeping off my terrible cold.

So why didn’t I get up on my blogging horse as soon as 2016 hit and hastily get on with the plan, even with it being a little late. Well, said cold turned into full on bronchitis and respiratory infection on returning to Bahrain. YAY!

The last few days have been spent resting, working, resting, attempting to sleep. But mostly resting. On the mend thanks to a cocktail of drugs.

The holidays were a blast. To use an overused cliché – a whirlwind of family and friends that both made me miss living around them but strangely miss my new home in Bahrain.

2015 was my first complete year living outside the UK. Bahrain definitely feels like home now. It’s just the smell, you know? The one you smell as soon as you step outside the airport. It smells like home.

Debating on whether to write my aforementioned 2015 round-up posts I had planned to write while in London. Currently my inner see-saw is telling me yes, because it’s my blog and I can still write about 2015 in 2016.

Happy New Year everyone!


  1. Hope you feel better Jaina! Wish we could have met up, but family commitments are insane during the holidays. You can still do a 2015 round-up. It’s your blog!

    • You were off having a fancy time in Copenhagen! TBH I think I had 1 day free. Which turned into sleep half a day and get shit done in the evening.

      New lungs for Christmas would have been handy.

  2. My goodness. Feel better soon! I started my holiday with a cold, but then recovered, but now work is looming ahead. NOOOOO. Take good care. We’ll wait for you 🙂

    • Thanks Lani. Slowly on the mend.

      It’s funny that even after we’re finished with school, we still have that “back to school” vibe after the holidays, when things just feel that much harder to get back into the swing of. Doesn’t help that January is a looong month!

  3. You definitely can still write about2015 in 2016! You can write about anything whenever you want 🙂

    So sorry to hear you’ve been so ill. I hope you’ve made a good recovery now and it didn’t affect your Christmas too much.

    Lots of love xx

  4. moviesandsongs365

    Sorry to hear you’ve not been well. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Your end of year sounds busier than mine was! I look forward to your 2015 round-up posts, I’m still doing mine now!

    • Thanks Chris, slowly … getting better! Hopefully not too long now until I’m 100%.

      Need to start writing those posts – illness doesn’t inspire writing I’ve learnt!

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