This post was originally planned for the 2nd of August but – since I hadn’t yet taken the photos and I was out of the country – I had to be home before I could write it. Around this time last year, I saw my ‘collection’ from 1990/91 and I decided then that I would post it this year: the twentieth anniversary of Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait.
I was just under sixteen years old when I collected these documents. We were living in London at the time, my father was doing his research at a London University. I still remember the day of the invasion. I woke up hearing the news on the TV, and it was too early in the morning for TV to be on in the first place. It was the weather and I wondered what was going on… when my father told me that Kuwait was ‘gone!’ and that ‘we’re praying for her return’. I didn’t understand how a place could go… Where to? How?
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The perfect Saturday afternoon with a lovely barbeque lunch. Chicken legs, burgers, lamb kebab and… my favourite sausages. On the side: salads, chips and oven-baked rice. All this washed down with slow-brewed tea, and Arabic coffee.
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After some time off from business travel, there is no escaping it… It’s time to play catch-up with work starting with a visit to the head office in France. It’s been great having some free time with the family and, thinking of my flight early tomorrow morning, I miss them already. So we’re off to play on bikes and onto a nice evening meal.
The shot of the Wataniya plane was taken back in March when I was shooting the MotoCross event.
We are in London and the children had their first visit to Hamleys. They’re not the only ones who get toys – This is my first post using the new Nikon D300… A little more complicated than I had imagined.