No doubt, by now most of you, my wonderful readers, will know what has taken place in the Middle East.
But this is important, to me at least. My sister Keri lives in the tiny, oil-rich kingdom, and so now its personal. Thankfully, she lives nowhere near the site of the incidents, Pearl Square, but it’s still not a place to be in.
I quote her email of this morning, 17th Feb:
This really just to say that we are ok here in Bahrain. The protests are nowhere near where we live. We cannot go into Manama after about 4.30pm as they are blocking the access roads to Manama. We always knew the middle east was volatile and after Egypt this was only a matter of time before it happened here. It seems to have by passed Saudi (for now). If we have to go anywhere after 5pm we are always go in my car as it is Bahraini plated. It is not a good idea to in Saudi registered car.
The compound gates are locked but we can come and go. It is just a little bit daunting but there is word now that the military have brought in. Tanks were seen yesterday coming up the highways from another part of island. Also the Americans are keeping a very close eye on what is happening. we are all hoping this end peacefully without external forces getting involved. It has certainly woke up a relatively quiet existence, here.
Take care and will keep you informed.