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Oula Station Supermarket now Open!

25 Nov


So, seems Oula have opened their supermarket! I think this is great, BUT, what if people start sitting outside ‘beeping’ their horns like they do at the baqalas, this will be a nightmare.
SO, PLEASE, I’m BEGGING you, GET OUT OF YOUR CARS, form an orderly queue and start using the brain that you were born with.
Via Kuwait Black Market

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As a child, I didn’t watch much TV

24 Nov

First of all, I’m a mum. I let my kid watch TV. I don’t see the harm in it. Of course, I would never let him/her  sit in front of the TV all day but, he/she does get 30minutes in the morning and 30minutes in the afternoon.

How do you feel about it?

I have researched alot on this subject and too much television has been linked to ADHD, OCD, Autism. So, what’s your view?

Does it? Is it detrimental to your child? Is it my responsibility to not let my kids watch TV?

I think 30minutes a day does no harm when they are young and when my kids are old enough to go to school, I will reward them with 30minutes TV a day IF and WHEN they finish their homework.

As a child, I didn’t sit and watch TV after school, I went out for walks, rode my bicycle and visited friends houses and played ‘teacher/pupil’ or ‘families’…On a Saturday, I was allowed to watch TV from 8 – 10am and that was it, I was sent outside to play. I’m glad that my parents did raise me that way, even now, I’m not a ‘TV’ person. I rarely sit down to watch anything. I have, of course, my favourites series which I would never miss, but I would never sit down at 5 in front of the TV and spend the night in front of it. That would drive me crazy. Instead, I go out with hubby shopping, go for walks, blog, read a book or listen to music.

Anyway, I’ve kind of gone off what I was talking about, what do you think?

Does TV do more damage than good?

Soooon!

24 Nov

I’m traveling soon! I can’t wait!! I’m counting down the days!

I need a break, it’s been so long since I smelt air other than kuwait…I need that fresh, clean, breathable air that other countries seem to have that we don’t!!

I can’t wait to walk, climb mountains, drink water from waterfalls and have moonlight strolls on the beach!!

Ahhh…………….

Is anyone else traveling soon? I know many of you traveled for Eid, I wasn’t that lucky. I’m heading away for the Winter for around 5 or 6 weeks, stopping by London, Ireland and then ending up in France! Can’t wait!!

Don’t Miss: The Mövenpick Christmas Event

23 Nov

It’s almost time for the yearly tree lighting event at the Mövenpick Hotel!! It’s located in the Free Trade Zone in Shuwaikh. This year’s sponsors are Baroue. The event will take place on the 10th December.
The giant Christmas tree is 12 metres high and will be beautifully decorated.
The day starts off at 2:30 PM with fun activities for the children; face painting, cartoon characters, Baroue mascots, trampoline and a lot more.
Mövenpick will be providing all the Christmas goodies for you to nibble on such as egg nog, minced pies and cookies.
Join Mövenpick in this magical moment as they light up thousands of tiny fairytale lights. This will be the biggest Christmas tree in Kuwait!The lights will be switched on at 4.30pm…

Santa Claus (I’m sure everyone knows who he is, he is the man that lives in Lapland that gives presents to kids because it’s winter!) will celebrate and distribute gifts provided by Baroue and take pictures with your children on this exciting day.

for more information, you can contact: marissa.braga@moevenpick.com or telephone 24610033 ext 500.

Chicken Curry a la Babble

20 Nov

So, last night’s meal went down a storm with my hubby! Chicken Curry a la Babble

Here’s what you need: (2 people serving)

2 Chicken Fillets sliced up several times

1 Tin of chopped tomatoes

1 Green Pepper

1 Red Pepper

1 Jalapeno pepper

1/2 Green chili

Button mushrooms

1 onion chopped (not finely…you want them pretty big)

Fry that all up to seal in the flavour and seal the chicken, only for a few minutes…add the tin of chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper and a pinch of turmeric, chilli powder and curry powder.1 Basil leaf.

Add: 1 Tablespoon of butter, 200ml of double cream, 500ml of water.

Let that cook on high for five, ten minutes and then simmer for one hour.

Now, I bought Pajaks Curry pPste from the Sultan Centre. It’s the only one they had and it was fine, not too hot but not too mild. 2 Tablespoons of that.

Leave for about one hour. Make your rice (don’t forget to add a chicken maggi for flavour)

I served it with melba toast and salad. It was DELICIOUS!

 

Marriage and what it means to me…

19 Nov

In my opinion, marriage isn’t just a piece of paper. It’s a contract, an agreement between two people to spend the rest of their lives together…..and happily at that.We should never settle for ‘oh, I’ve married him now, I have to live with it.’ No, you don’t. If it’s that bad, leave. If not, make it work.

My first serious point is, The Wedding Band…don’t start quoting things to me or telling me about culture but personally, I think a wedding band is so important. Thankfully, my husband agreed. What do I think it means? And why do I think it is important? Well, there are a few reasons, it is clear to others that I am married, no longer available! In other words, DON’T BOTHER ME. It shows how important my marriage is. It’s a tiny thing, but it’s always there, always reminding me of the most important person in my life. AND for those exact reasons, I’m glad my husband wears one too…and note: the ‘how important my marriage is’ actually came from his mouth as I type this, I asked him, ‘why is your wedding ring important?’ He said, ‘it reminds me of how important my marriage is’.

Truth be told, it probably is that thing that stops men from making those little mistakes they shouldn’t make but some do.

Right, phew, now that’s out of the road, what next? Yes, ladies…

I think there are a few things that we forget.LADIES. Yes, this is directed at the ladies and for once, I’m making US out to be the ‘bad ones’.

Perhaps, we ‘let ourselves go’. Ladies, we forget the importance of ‘looking nice’, ‘wearing a little makeup’, even jewellery.

I’m not saying that these materialistic things matter BUT I do believe they have some importance.

Put yourself in your husband’s shoes. He comes home, find you in your pjs, trackie bottoms, makeup not done, hair looking like you could fry and egg on it…well, it’s not a very pretty site. Yes, of course, there are going to be days when you will be in trackie bottoms and he will love you just as much but every once in a while, make the effort.

As women, we are quick to blame the man for many, many things. We should all stop and think, sometimes, it IS our fault.

He married a ‘fun’, ‘loving’, woman…try and stay that way.

One problem that ‘crops’ up in marriage is children.

We tend to think we need to take our children EVERYWHERE with us. We don’t. We can arrange to leave them with family/friends and have those romantic nights out with our husbands. They need YOU, ALONE. It’s difficult to have ‘real’ adult conversation with kids around…infact, it’s almost impossible. What if your husband wants to say, ‘damn, you look hot today’…it will resort to ‘you look nice’ and then, we complain. Huh, he said, ‘nice, bes’ that was it…well, what else can he say in front of a 6 year old?

Time alone is VITAL.

Once or twice a week is CRUCIAL. Coffee dates, dinner dates, cinema, a walk on the beach…you are never too old.

Remember that couple that you saw sitting by the pier, eating fish and chips out of a paper bag that were in their 70’s…that is MY aim. I want to be that couple.

Most of us marry our best friends and learn to love them as a ‘title’…a husband or a wife. We all have our ups and downs but we must always remember the reason we fell in love in the first place.

What does marriage mean to you? I’m interested to know. The divorce rate in Kuwait is so high…why? And why can’t marriage be taken more seriously?

Spices that you MUST have in your cupboard this winter!

19 Nov

Winter IS here whether you all like it or not, you do actually have to get your jackets, cardies and uggs out,ladies! Summer is gone.

The horrible thing is , flu season is here.

Forget your local pharmacy, natural things are going to make you feel better faster and they are cheaper!

Here are a few spices that you MUST have in your cupboard.

Cayenne pepper – gets blood flowing, and speeds ups metabolism.

Rosemary – aids in lung functioning properly and will help with those nasty upper respiratory infections!

Scallions – thin mucous secretions & help sweat out fever

Jalapenos & red chili flakes – help open up nasal passages (say goodbye to those horrible Sinus problems!)

Onions and garlic – have amazing antibiotic properties and help again with thinning out mucous secretions. Studies have found that garlic has antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiprotozoal properties.

Ginger – Long appreciated as an aid to digestion, numerous studies have shown that it is effective against nausea. Ginger has also been shown to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties, so consuming it while you’re sick may help knock out whatever is ailing you. Add minced fresh ginger root to soup, or blend it into a Vitamin C-rich fruit smoothie!

Mint – Mint is a natural source of menthol, so a steaming cup of mint tea can actually help open clogged nasal passages and soothe sore throats, at least temporarily. Drinking it throughout the day may even help offset the need for dehydrating decongestants.

There are hundreds of spices out there that are good for you but these are the must have’s that you should be stocking up on for this winter season!