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Diamond in the rough

Diamond in the rough

14 Apr, '080 Comments

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I drove over a waste ground this afternoon and was faced with a huge number of these flowers growing by themselves in the wild. I had to get out of my car to investigate and was gobsmacked to find out that these bushes (and plenty of them) are capers! […]

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Clink! Alcohol a-okay in Islam!

Clink! Alcohol a-okay in Islam!

11 Apr, '0839 Comments

Cheers, guys, drink up and have no ill feelings that by imbibing you would have cut a steerage ticket to hell! Well, Qardawi says it’s okay, so it must be! But what’s the context, I hear you ask? Well, the guy based this “fatwa” on the (apparent) fact that some energy drinks contain minute amounts […]

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Waning ice-plant

Waning ice-plant

11 Apr, '080 Comments

Waning ice-plant, originally uploaded by malyousif. I love these plants, quite unassuming as they grow, but come summer and BANG! Full of colour! Have a wonderful, safe and peaceful weekend my friends.

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I was starving my babies

I was starving my babies

8 Apr, '080 Comments

Honestly, I don’t know much about orchids other than they are some of the most beautiful plants in existence. You might remember how I fell for them and went semi-crazy and bought a whole bunch of them during the recent Bahrain International Garden Show, brought them home and gave them some TLC. At least, I […]

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1st Farmer’s Market

7 Apr, '080 Comments

I received an exciting announcement this morning which was the inauguration of a Farmer’s Market in Bahrain for the first time. It is very much hoped that this event will become a regular seasonal market with facilities that will promote local and seasonal produce and will support small scale growers and producers in Bahrain. The […]

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