Shopping for a touch of home

We finished renovating our new home in Surrey just before finding out about our move to Bahrain. So, a few months after they were installed, I waved goodbye to our designer copper-inspired kitchen, our brand new grey stone tiled bathroom (with bath!) and a wooden floor throughout. My heart dropped when we first started viewing […]

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Villa Mama’s – Lamb shank of dreams

We’ve only been to Villa Mama’s once, as it’s not in our local area, but we’re keen to go back again soon – we were recommended this restaurant by some friends who live near Saar. After having a look around, we decided to sit upstairs in the outside area as it was a lovely, cool evening and a […]

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SUPing in Bahrain Bay

Let’s be honest, most of the public beaches in Bahrain are not particularly nice places, so it took us a while to figure out how to make the most of them. We think we’ve found the answer though – stand up paddle boarding aka SUPing. Although you launch from the beach, you do so standing […]

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Fatto – best pizzas in Bahrain

My husband and I both agree that the best pizzas we’ve eaten in Bahrain so far have been at Fatto, an Italian pizzeria and trattoria by Al – Aali Mall in Seef. According to Time Out Bahrain, it’s from the makers of nearby, award-winning CafĂ© Lilou. The decor is quirky, with rustic wooden paneling, exposed brick […]

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The Orangery – cake slices of lavish proportion

Whenever I’m feeling a little home-sick, I take a moment to visit The Orangery. The quintessentially British, conservatory-style tea room and patisserie is hidden within the walls of The Palace Boutique Hotel near Adliya (and luckily for me, close to my place of work). My usual choice of treat is a delicious coffee and a […]

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