Something unusual happened yesterday. We received an invitation for a wedding here in Doha! This is our first since we moved here eight months ago.

The invitation was extended to us though a Palestinian colleague of mine who is getting married next week . It was addressed in English to “Mr and Mrs Jeffrey Tynes”- our first invitation as a married couple.

I don’t know, but for some reason it just felt “normal” to be taking part in social activities here in Doha. We have been away from our friends and families for a good chunk of time that social activities became somehow “things from the past.” Now with this invitation, it seems like we are riding the social wave yet again. No complaints from me;-)

On a different note, I didn’t get enough sleep last night, as we stayed up and watched Ridley Scott’s Matchstick Men. The movie was quite enjoyable. Nick Cage did a superb job. Two thumbs up!