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Chilly nights

13 Nov

The nights are getting colder, that’s why it’s so important to warm yourself up before you go to bed! You don’t want to be catching cold when that duvet falls off or when your husband pulls it off you (which is what happens to me).

So, what better way to warm up than with a Spiced Hot Chocolate!

Here’s what you will need!

  • 4 cups prepared hot cocoa with 1% milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 cinnamon sticks

It’s so easy…just combine the cocoa, nutmeg and chilli powder. Pour into mugs and serve with a cinnamon stick!

And. for those TryingtobeFahad here’s your calorie count

Per serving: 175 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 12 mg cholesterol; 30 g carbohydrates; 8 g protein; 1 g fiber; 161 mg sodium; 487 mg potassium.

And mums, this is GREAT for your wee ones!! My mum used to give me half a cup every night and I slept like a baby… right into my teenage years!

 

Nasser Busaad(Oud)

13 Nov

This kid is fantastic! He’s so young and so talented, mashallah!

watching this reminded me of a great movie………August Rush

this kid tries to copy August Rush and does a fantastic job…

 

My Parent is an Idiot

12 Nov


Who are these idiots? Some people should just not be allowed to have children…………..

This next one is funny tho…

you can find more of these pics over at this great site

A Tiny Bit Marvellous

12 Nov

So, I’ve just started reading this

so far, it is absolutely hilarious..

Here’s the review from amazon

Everyone hates the perfect family. So you’ll love the Battles. Mo is about to hit the big 50, and some uncomfortable truths are becoming quite apparent: She doesn’t understand either of her teenage kids, which as a child psychologist, is fairly embarrassing.

A TINY BIT MARVELLOUS is the story of a modern family all living in their own separate bubbles lurching towards meltdown. It is for anyone who has ever shared a home with that weird group of strangers we call relations. Oh and there’s a dog. Called Poo.

You can buy this for about 9 pounds stirling (hardback) or 12 pounds stirling for your kindle!

For anyone that doesn’t know the author…she is quite simply, as Barney would say, ‘Leg…wait for it…end….ary!’

She is also an actress and plays the Vicar in the Vicar of Dibley which is a very funny, UK TV Series..

What I want/ed in a man

7 Nov



Before Marriage (My perfect husband to be would be the following)

Original List:

SO, obviously, I wanted a handsome, charming, cute husband. It was important to me that he was a caring listener.
Had to be Witty/Funny (that was a must). Atheltic, in good shape, ripped abs and spent his days at the gym.
He had to dresses with style (not as much as me, but style). Important that he appreciate finer things in life.
I wanted a husband that was full of thoughtful surprises!

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 30)

1. Nice looking
2. Opens car doors
3 Has enough money for a nice dinner
4. Listens more than talks
5. Laughs at my jokes
6. Carries bags of groceries with ease
7. Owns at least one tie
8. Appreciates a good home-cooked meal
9. Remembers birthdays and anniversaries
10. Seeks romance at least once a week

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 50)
1. Doesn’t drive off until I’m in the car
2. Works steady – splurges on dinner out occasionally
3. Nods head when I’m talking
4. Is in good enough shape to rearrange the furniture
5. Wears a shirt that covers his stomach
6. Remembers to put the toilet seat down
7. Shaves most weekends

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 70)

1. Doesn’t scare small children
2. Remembers where bathroom is
3. Doesn’t require much money for upkeep
4 Only snores lightly when asleep
5. Remembers why he’s laughing
6. Is in good enough shape to stand up by himself
7. Usually wears some clothes
8. Likes soft foods
9. Remembers where he left his teeth
10. Remembers that it’s the weekend

What I Want in a Man, Revised List (age 80)

1. Breathing
2. Doesn’t miss the toilet.

Playpens are us!

7 Nov

So, we have passed the stage of sitting in our walker, we now want to sit and play and/or attempt to crawl…problem is, all my floors are marble and well, we’ve already had one bump to the head and I don’t fancy my little one having another so, I’m looking for a playpen! At least, if he wants to crawl about in there, he isn’t going to bang his head!

I looked in mothercare but they seemed to have only a couple! I want a nice bright one, one that doesn’t resemble a cage…

Something similiar to this

not this

So, other than Mothercare, WHERE in Kuwait can I find one? And please, don’t go telling me those cheap, crappy stores at the side of the road that sells kids stuff that’s been made in india that’s gonna fall apart and/or hurt my kid… I want something that’s been safety approved in the states/uk.

Bye Bye Pen and Paper

6 Nov

What happened to pen and paper? Internet has taken over.

I miss pen and paper.

It’s sad to think, my daughter won’t have a diary. I had a diary since the age of 8. It was Winnie The Pooh and it had a lock on it. I kept it under my mattress and funnily enough, my mother never ever ‘sneaked’ to read it. Every night, I wrote down what I had done that day…what I had achieved, what I had found difficult… my daughter’s diary will be right here, this…a blog… I’m sure of it and I suppose, that’s ok.

Hell, my diary has become my blog to a certain extent. Years ago, when I first started off, in my late teens, my blogs were horrific…tears….tantrums…crushes…breakdowns…heartache…all rolled into one. I don’t know how my readers stayed with me for so many years. I hit 150,000 views in a year and stopped. It was a good blog. And, no, before you ask, not a chance am I telling you what it was called.

We all need to just ‘vent’ sometimes. This week, a friend ‘passed away’, well, it was suicide. Scary thing is, I’ve just got more details and apparently he didn’t trust anyone and thought that the majority of people that surrounded him were infact, ‘spies’….lordy lord, im not joking. Sad, tragic, infact…

I will encourage my teenage daughter to blog, venting is good, expressing oneself is always good. Blocking everything up inside is bad…really bad.

So, all mums out there, let your daughters blog… and to all ladies out there, say what you want, say how you feel, remember, it’s just a screen, no-one actually knows who you are 🙂

And to all those other mums with young daughter, get your daughter a diary and a pen!