January 25, 2013

Marina Thursday

The ocean getaway was being planned for a while now, but the winds just weren’t cooperating. So this Thursday morning, when my colleague Rebecca texted me to say that WindFinder was predicting waveless seas, I was up at 7 am all dressed and read to hit the blue! Rebecca and her husband own a lovely little motorboat here and take it out on weekends from the Bander Al Rowdha Marina. Its the ideal thing to do in Muscat winters- dolphin watching, fishing and the occasional spotting of a whale. It is no wonder that when she asked if I’d like to come along, I jumped at the proposition! So there…

December 8, 2012

Base Shift.

And just when I thought I was getting used to the violently red and yellow walls at my new workplace, we’ve been shifted to a new location. The team has expanded so violently that there seems to be no way to accommodate us in the existing facility. Thus, came into the picture a sprawling villa at Muscat’s sort-of-posh ‘Al-Sarooj’ locale. The enclosure I sit in is in an absolute corner – so we can all guess what I’m going to do in my leisure! It has many more windows. Actually there’s so much sun that I have had to write to HR asking for some blinds. Its nice.  As is customary, I…