So YCMES has built this lovely new website, and we thought how much easier it would be if we moved our blog here from the wastelands of wordpress.com (it's still there, although won't be updated for the foreseeable). Then we thought it'd be nice if we actually started blogging again. What with one thing and another the blog fell by the wayside a bit during 2011, but we are very much back in business now.
So expect this to be updated with rather more regularity than has been the case for the last couple of years. There won't be as many videos because I'm not American (although Stephanie is and I probably won't be able to restrain her for long). Nor will there be any more food blogging, because we can't compete with yemenkitchen. But apart from that I'm sure that we can manage to be every bit as witty and informative as our illustrious predecessors.
I'll try and guilt-trip Charles into writing up our weekend visit to Manakha to start us off (he's currently sulking because despite his Canon 5D Mk.II and L series lens he didn't manage to take any photos there that he'd put his name to). Until then I shall leave you with i) a picture of an ingenious Yemeni BBQ bellows solution introduced to us by Kamal a couple of weeks back, and ii) a video I found in the archives of some YCMES students chewing qat.