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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!

Just a thought…

5 Nov

Aren’t they cute?

~You never monkey with the truth~

Justine Bieber …or Justin Bieber… you decide.

5 Nov

Very cute USBs

5 Nov

How cute are these!

These Sesame Street Flash Drives make it easy to get your kid into the world of computers at an early age. These flash drives are modeled after the show’s iconic characters and are designed as kid-friendly as possible.

Each one of these Sesame Street Flash Drives comes preloaded with an episode of Sesame Street and can hold up to 400 photos. Get your kid into computers before they can even walk by picking up one of these flash drives today.

You can buy there here from the actual Sesame Street website OR Amazon!!

5 little letters…

1 Nov

There is a word that we all may say, that we don’t hear often enough. Sorry – an expression, a regret.

What does it mean to say sorry? Why should you say sorry? When should you say sorry?

First and foremost, saying sorry shouldn’t come naturally, it shouldn’t fall off the end of your tongue like please and thank you. You cant fuck up and then say sorry. The world doesn’t work like that. America didn’t bomb iraq and then say, ‘oh, we’re sorry’. You must face the consequences of your actions.

People get hurt. People feel ashamed. People feel neglected. People feel all sorts of things when you make a mistake. Saying sorry doesn’t make it all ok. Life can’t just ‘roll on’. You can’t just ‘pick up’ where you left of.

Sorry is an easy word. You bang into someone in the supermarket, ‘Oh, I’m sorry love’.

When it comes to relationships, it is different.

Here are a few examples:

A friend told me: I found my husband ‘chatting’ with girls online but he said, ‘sorry’. – and that makes it ok? sorry, makes everything ok? No, it doesn’t.

Another friend found her husband had lost his job and was leaving the house everyday and going to a cafe to ‘pretend’ he was going to work. When she found out, he said, ‘sorry, but I didn’t want you to feel ashamed of me’. – this ‘sorry’, is ok. This ‘sorry’ came from the heart. The reason this man didn’t tell his wife was because of shame. In the above story of the ‘online flirt’, the husband didn’t tell the wife because ‘he thought it was enough, he thought his little online obsession would never ‘get out’.

Well, gentlemen, sometimes SORRY isn’t enough. why? Because there is so much more that sometimes need fixed.

You forget that men and women are built differently.

We aren’t meant to feel the same. Women are much more sensitive than men, why? who knows? perhaps, it comes down to the fact we are the child-bearers. We are the queens of the house.

There is TRUST, LOYALTY and RESPECT. Those need FIXED also during a time of betrayal.

A two hour long arguing session cannot end in, ‘I’m sorry’.

A discussion needs to take place. Two people must have the floor to talk. It must come from both sides and the problem must be addressed. The reasons behind the problem must be address and the conclusion as to how to get ‘over’ the problem must be attempted to be accomplished. Things don’t get fixed in five minutes. They aren’t supposed to. Sometimes they take months. Sometimes there isn’t always an answer. There has to be a mutual agreement. One person cannot make a ‘flat out’ yes or no answer.

Yes, to some extent there should be a decision maker BUT it’s hard to choose who. Some might say, it’s the male’s choice, some might say, no it’s the females. Religion and Culture should not even enter the equation.

What you both want from your marriage, your future and for your kids should be the equation.

Your family and her family shouldn’t enter the subject either.

Whether she respects your family or you respect hers doesn’t even matter.

Your family is YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY. That’s a husband, a wife and children. NO INLAWS OR OUTLAWS.

Marriage is more than a piece of paper. It’s a contract. Bound for life. In sickness and in health. For richer or for poorer. All marriages have ups and downs. Life has lots of crossroads…it’s your choice which road you choose to take.

 

Daniel Kovarbasich – This time the justice system worked…

31 Oct

Sometimes I moan and complain about the Justice System around the world, rapists getting 2 years, murderers getting 5 years probation etc. etc.
But, this time, they got it right. So right.

January 22, 2010, started off as a typical Friday for 16-year-old Daniel Kovarbasich. That morning, his father drove his mother to work, dropping off Daniel at the home of close family friend Duane Hurley, who was supposed to take Daniel to school.

Thirty minutes later, Duane was dead. Daniel had stabbed him 55 times. He was given the lesser sentence, charged with manslaughter and given 5years probation.

Why? Because it all started three years ago. Duane had started to molest Daniel, 3 years before.

Daniel snapped and stabbed him 55 times.

Daniel was 12 when 52-year-old Duane Hurley first approached him outside a local elementary school. Daniel was charmed by Duane’s dog, and when Duane returned a few days later asking if Daniel would watch the dog for a moment, he agreed. Five minutes later, Daniel says Duane returned and paid him $30 for his help.

A good quote by Oprah this evening was this, ‘The Boogie Man does not wear boogie man’s clothes’ … in other words, they will appear nice and normal. The truth is… Molesters/Sex Offenders are the man next door, the nice neighbour, a father, a son, a brother, an uncle… don’t leave your kids with anyone. Don’t trust anyone.

You are responsible for your kids.

You can read more about this story and others here

Happy Hallowe’en!

31 Oct
Halloween icon

So, do Kuwaitis celebrate Hallowe’en or is that a big No No?

LOL…I remember dunking for apples, dressing up as a ghost/witch and getting sooo much candy from my neighbours…when they said ‘Trick’…I never had a ‘Trick’…I was a good kid, I just wanted the candy lol.

So, here’s to all my western friends… Happy Hallowe’en. Dress up your kids! Let them be bats, cats, witches and ghosts! It’s just a laugh and a memory they will always have! You are the one who will create your kid’s memories….let them have good ones!!

Hope you have a fantastic night with your kids.

If anyone wants to pass by for Candy……I have none, so don’t bother. LOL

Have a good one!

Here’s some MJ – Thriller – this video used to scare me when I was a kid but I love it now…and him..wish he was still alive making more great music….rip MJ.