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I know it’s summer when I look around and see an empty house.  It feels strange to have the place to myself.  The garden is not used – even on nice afternoons, there is nothing fresh in the fridge, books are untouched, toys are neatly stacked and the dining table has not seen plates for days.  My brothers have been staying with me occasionally, watching football and movies.

This photo, taken back in May, is what makes a house a home.  One’s loved-ones surrounding one with joy and laughter.  I am truly blessed and I thank God whenever I remember.

It’s the small things in life that offer the greatest pleasures.  This morning, Yousef asked if I could help him rebuild the track for his train set.  I had pleasure in saying YES for a change.  He reminded me again late afternoon, when we spent the next hour or so putting every bit together.

The test run was successful and my smile was even bigger than his.

One of my first jobs on any London visit is to weed the garden and tidy it up.  There is a tiny garden here, so the job takes one afternoon at most. We visit friends, family and just-go-out-for-the-sake-of-it a lot of the time.  However whenever we do stay in, it’s nice to spend some time outside – think a cup of coffee and a good paper.

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Today is my first day off work!  The photograph was taken from the Free Zone late Wednesday morning.  The dust seems to be gone this morning so I hope it will be a nice weekend for Kuwait.  As for me, I’m at the airport leaving for a break.

I will be off work for almost three weeks… the first break longer than two weeks in almost ten years.  Thank God for holidays.  I will spend some of this time in London.

I finally managed to get a photograph of this bus. The British School of Kuwait BSK brought it over from London.  I feel it’s underutilised and wish they would use it a little more… Maybe in spring when the temperatures are more bearable. 

Next week is Eid and the three-day holiday will be complimented by two extra days. This is the case for all government schools and most private schools.  Noor will join us on holiday even if her school will still be open.

Kuwait is not really quite back to school until after Eid.

Paris airport

That’s right… it’s Friday the 8th of the 8th of the 8th.  it’s 08:08 and I am officially on holiday for two weeks… Thank god!

With temperatures reaching 50°C (higher) and schools closing, it’s time to reclaim the world of airports and hotels.  This is the only time of year when I disassociate waiting at gates and checking into hotels with business travel.

The photograph above was taken some time ago at Kuwait airport.  Look up next time you’re there.