Sunday, February 27, 2011

Floating Bookfair

Like most families in Doha, we try to jump at the chance for any form of entertainment that comes to Doha. This week, the "Floating Bookfair" is in town. The Logos Hope docked and offering over 5,000 titles, so we decided to go and check it out. English language books are hard to come by here, and those available are quite expensive. We were not over the moon with the selections, as most were pretty generic titles, but overall, we still had a fun outing, especially because we went early enough to beat the HUGE crowds and long lines that were waiting when we were leaving. We particularly thought it interesting that it is run by a Christian organization with a missionary element on board, but I am sure due to Qatar being a Muslim country, they were fairly silent regarding the matter (other than the LARGE walk through with Bible stories to get to the check-out counter.) To read more, go here, here, and here.

Logos Hope

A little streering

Outside the ship

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dukhan Beach

We decided to check out one of Qatar's beaches on a windy afternoon. We specifically were looking for shells. We headed to Dukhan on the west coast of Qatar.

We saw waves.

The beach was sandy until you were about 40 meters from the water, then it was all tiny shells

We walked along the shore

Gathered some shells in our buckets

Just right for tiny fingers

And tasted the saltiness

We just enjoyed getting out

We avoided anything too risky

We were plenty tired at the end

Friday, February 18, 2011


Originally purchased for Halloween, these have become favorite pajamas. They remind me of Karate Kid. The bones also glow in the dark. Can they get much cooler?

Only if you make a face like this.

Monday, February 14, 2011