Qatar National Sports Day. This was the second year that Qatar has had a national holiday to encourage and raise awareness of health and fitness. Events and activities were coordinated all over Doha to get people up and out. I couldn't imagine a worse way to spend the day than fighting traffic in order to fight crowds around the city, so some friends and I escaped to the beach with our children.
Buried up to the ankles (no mean feat for five under fives), sandcastles, shell collecting, water fights, all in a day's mommying. I loved it. But maybe next time it'll be me a book and the waves.