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Days of January Glory

“Come! Come look! It is a gorgeous sunrise!” AdventureMan calls as I step out of the shower, drying my hair. It is a rare day when he spots the sunrise instead of me, and he is right, it is a beautiful sunrise – the clouds give it depth and dimension.


Although we both have full days ahead, we take a moment to appreciate the sunrise together. Then, off in our separate directions, sometimes shouting from various parts of the house as we are getting ready but still trying to communicate before we go our separate ways.

The Qatteri Cat has found a place to enjoy the morning sunshine. It still feels cold this morning – and it is:

It is getting seriously warmer starting tomorrow, and I wonder if today will be the last real sweater day. I found this last week, it was constantly shifting from jacket and scarf and sweater to sweater and scarf, to sweater, and then back depending on whether we were in the car (hot hot hot) or walking where there was a stiff breeze or shade (jacket, scarf and sweater) or whether we were having a cup of coffee in the peak of the afternoon sitting outside in the sunshine (scarf and sweater). Life has become very fiddly with all this clothing.

Already, we are preparing for the warmer temperatures around the corner – February is paradise in Kuwait, with mild temperatures and sunshine every day.

Now – on! On! We have a busy day and need to get going! Have a great day, Kuwait!

January 17, 2009 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Family Issues, Living Conditions, Marriage, sunrise series, Weather


  1. It gets thta cold there?!

    Comment by A | January 17, 2009

  2. I have moved into a new location, an apartment in Mangaf, and live on the 12th floor with a view over the Persian Gulf. I’m normally a late sleeper on my days off but woke up as the sun was coming up this morning. Had to take a couple of shots after seeing all of yours. Unfortunately for me, I had loaned my nice camera to a friend who went on vaction so I had to take them with the camera in my cell phone. Would like to share them with you but don’t see an email or file attach option anywhere.

    Another xpat living in Kuwait (I think I discovered your website from a post you had made to – he was a co-worker who became a good friend before he and his family moved back to the US.)


    Comment by Ken | January 17, 2009

  3. A – It sure does. You can check the weather anywhere in the world by going to Weather Underground (that is the one for Kuwait; you can put in any city in the world and find out the weather)

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 17, 2009


    I follow bitzer – I find building a house fascinating.

    We have a photo challenge going on right now – The Great Kuwait Market Magic Challengs – get your camera back and show us what you see in the local markets, preferably not Sultan, Carrefour or LuLu! 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 17, 2009

  5. Intlxpatr

    Nice foto , if you look closely in the sky part , you can see the white trails of two very high flying jets heading north towards Iraq .
    When the weather is clear and it is vey cold you can spot the jets almost like clock work . Sometimes you can see the one returning from Iraq changing guard with the one coming from the south . Very nice sight for sky watchers and aeroplane buffs

    Comment by daggero | January 17, 2009

  6. LLOOOLLL, Daggero, are you a pilot? Actually, I did notice the contrails, but I did not know they were from jets en route to Iraq.

    Comment by intlxpatr | January 17, 2009

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