One week back in Beirut and I’m struggling to get back into a routine now that I’m not in the office everyday. I’ve spent a lot of my time baby-sitting little Sam, celebrating his first ever easter by decorating the little tree on the balcony with easter decorations (Sam was far more interested in the packaging that the decorations) and dying eggs to make a colourful easter basket. Sam loved the dye, as he is going through a phase where he is obsessed with water, and very much enjoyed splashing the colours all over me, himself, the table, the floor, his high-chair and everything else in a three-metre radius.
Lebanon is a good place to celebrate your first Easter – due to the high numbers of both Eastern and Western Christians both Easters are celebrated, so Sam will get to experience his first and second easter within a week of each other!
In the meantime I have also started writing freelance for the paper – sadly I’m not enjoying it as much working from home as I was in the office, mainly because I cannot seem to make myself work. In the office it would have taken me a couple of hours to type up a review – in the last two days at home I have managed two sentences… Might be time to start going to a cafe to work. But on the plus side for the first time somebody is actually going to pay me for my writing!
…All in all it’s good to be back.