A Walk Along the Gulf…

After giving birth in Canada and returning to Kuwait with a 20 day old baby girl, I was very lucky to find myself in the company of 4 friends / fellow teachers who were also brand new moms {or very soon-to-be}.  All living in the same school-provided apartments was a huge blessing as a freshly minted mama {and a stay-at-home one at that} and the ladies and babes that Miss G and I spent our days with very quickly became like a second family.  Throughout the year, us mamas took turns hosting brunches, housing baby play dates, and organizing fun outings for us all to enjoy.  One of our weekly staples was a walk along the Arabian Gulf with a pitstop at Starbucks before heading back the opposite way again.  Comprised of saltwater air, sunshine, a palm-lined path, and a promise of a midpoint coffee, it was always a favourite outing of mine.

Fast forward three years.

Though {sadly} no longer snuggled up in a wrap and accompanied by a posse of adorable baby friends, today Grae and I did our favourite walk once again for the first time since being back in Kuwait.  It was a little too hot for comfort, but we parked in the shade of a tree at the sea club like we always do, made our way along the gulf, cooled down with some a/c and a cold drink, and even popped by Al-Kout to watch the dancing fountains before heading back.

Grae’s new fascinations now include magenta trash bins, searching for squirrels in the bushes along the water {sorry kid, not gonna happen!}, the roughness of palm trunks, and echo of the call to prayer.  Here’s our morning in photos…

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3 thoughts on “A Walk Along the Gulf…

  1. Pictures are gorges. I would like to be somewhere sunny and warm apart of England write now!:) I never asked you, why you returned to Kuwait? If it very personal, fell free not to answer!:)

  2. Jen, this is like a little trip down memory lane for me! I miss being a part of those walks, and I’d love to see all of our almost-preschoolers walking themselves down that path together…how cute would that be?! Feels like a Kuwait reunion is in order, this time with a fresh crop of mamas and babes to join in ;)

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