Don’t forget about your pet this Christmas!

25 Nov

The holiday season is coming up, yes, I’m talking about Christmas! Don’t forget about the gift for your pet! They deserve treats too! Yes!! How cute!! You can order them here! AND they even have Winter designs!

AND, also, please remember, A Dog is for life NOT just for Christmas!!

Every year in the UK, around Christmas time the RSPCA make appeals to everyone to think before buying a puppy or any other pet as a Christmas present. The RSPCA’s message is “A dog is for life, not just for Christmas”. This prompt is to make people think, and to consider the implications of owning a pet.

It is a wonderful experience to see your child’s face light up when you present them with an adorable puppy. There’s no getting away from that, however it doesn’t last very long and it is only one side of the coin.

The same applies for all animals.

That little kitten is going to scratch the hell out of your furniture and when it does, the option is NOT to throw it out on the street.

Please KUWAIT, we have enough animals left out on the streets here. It’s time we put a stop to it. Take these animals in, clean them up and welcome them into our families.

Please, remember, in Kuwait, we DO have people that help our animals. Don’t forget Animal Friends of Kuwait. It’s Winter and they need your help. If you can donate ANYTHING, it would help. Food, old sheets, blankets…anything would be appreciated. They have a wish list. Here are just a few of things that they need (and they will pick up items from your house)…

Refrigerators, Washing Machines, Dishwashers, Horse Brushes, Horse Halters and Leads (all sizes), Horse Blankets, Equine Fly Masks (all sizes)
Hard Plastic Kiddie Pools (Not Inflattable), Cat Litter Boxes, Cat Litter, Cat Food, Cat Carriers, Cat Toys, Dog Plastic Beds, Dog Food, Dog Collars and Leashes, Rabbit Food (Pellet)…you can read the rest of the wish list here

HELP OUT WHEREVER YOU ARE, WHATEVER YOU DO. THANKS 🙂

TopGuest App for Iphone!

25 Nov

Just thought I’d let you all know about another iPhone app that is fantastic!!

Topguest combines social media and traveling for the roaming nomad. When you create an account on Topguest, you also choose to connect to any number of location-based social media services. This includes Foursquare, Gowalla, Loopt, Brightkite, Yelp and Google Latitude. Topguest then flags check-ins at certain places and shows you how far away you are from gaining a reward.

You can download it here, this is the main company website.

Thanks to Fahad

24 Nov

So, everyone knows that Fahad went LIVE and it’s great news for all of us.

I want to personally THANK Fahad for the time that he takes to help all of us and answer those questions that we need answered.

Please remember, Fahad is doing this FREE.

He has a business to run and spends alot of his free time giving out tips/advice. We really appreciate it Fahad and thanks for shedding light on diet and exercise and making it not so ‘taboo’ to talk about.

We shouldn’t be ashamed if we have gained a few kilos (or more!!). We should be happy that we realise we need to change. We need to go ‘back to how we were before’.Without you, it might not have been possible. Thanks again.

Fahad has some great articles over on his site on how you can achieve your goal. Be nice to him and always remember to say THANK YOU!

Facebook Alternative has gone LIVE

24 Nov

A few months back FACEBOOK was ‘attacked’ because of ‘privacy issues’. . .

An open source alternative to Facebook – called Diaspora – has gone live.

The “privacy-aware” social network was founded earlier this year during a period when Facebook came under fire for its privacy settings.

The site is currently in BETA mode and they are not accepting open invitations as of now BUT, keep them in mind for the future! This could over-take facebook!

These are supposed to be educated people…

24 Nov

Students in UK protesting because University Fees have been increased……..

I’m not going to say anymore, I think the title of this post says it all!

Yum Yum: Rhubarb Crumble

24 Nov

So, I always run out of ideas, never know what to make my hubby for dessert and boy, does he love his desserts! So, tonight, I decided to try Rhubarb Crumble. It went down a treat! He loved it! Brownie points for me!!

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Cut the rhubarb into 7½cm/3in long sticks and place on an oven tray, sprinkle with the water and caster sugar and roast in the oven for 10 minutes. Once cooked, remove from the oven, sprinkle over the ginger and mix well. Fill an ovenproof dish about 4cm/1½in deep with the rhubarb. Rub the butter into the flour and sugar to make the crumble topping. Sprinkle over the rhubarb and bake in the oven for 35-45 minutes, or until the crumble topping is crisp and golden-brown and the rhubarb filling has softened and is bubbling. Remove and allow to cool slightly before serving with double cream.

Here’s what you need:

  • 10 sticks of rhubarb (you can get this in LuLu Hypermarket!)
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 8 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp powdered ginger
  • 4 ounces of butter
  • 4 ounces of demerara sugar (you can get this in Sultan Centre)
  • 6 ounces of flour

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?