Month: January 2008

Sweet Corn

I’ve never been real big about corn. In Bahrain the only thing we get is the frozen kind and as for “fresh”, well, the closest is the KFC supplied ears! But after reading about how luscious they can be cut fresh from the stalk and boiled in this post in the Backyard Gardening Blog I …

Calendula

Calendula, originally uploaded by malyousif. The Calendulas have started to flower around the “English Border”. They’re the first to bloom and of course it is a thrill to witness this considering I planted and cared for them from seed through to this. There are many more flowers to come up in that part of the …

Charlie Wilson’s War

We’ve just come back from watching Charlie Wilson’s War [IMDB] which we enjoyed, generally, except for the various obvious censored parts which was extremely annoying and yet another affirmation of my hating to watch movies in cinemas in Bahrain. I suspect that the ham fisted attempts at controlling what we view this time is not …