Exploring Brisbane, Australia

By | June 10, 2014

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When we woke up on what was going to be the our very first morning in our #Room753 trip to Australia we found out it was 11 A.M. and that the breakfast at Sofitel Hotel was already closed for diners -they finish at 10 A.M.!-. Starving and with nothing planned for the entire day ahead we decided to take it easy and just explore Brisbane on foot as far as our tired and jet-lagged feet would take us. An Read more »

Lunch at Joori from Beirut

By | June 9, 2014

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Just before I left for Australia I received the “rosiest” invitation to the opening of Kuwait’s newest Lebanese restaurant, Joori from Beirut. I wasn’t able to attend the opening, but I’ve watched the beauty of the restaurant via my fellow bloggers pictures of the place on instagram and I knew I wanted to try it as soon as I was back home, which I finally managed to do last weekend. Read more »

Sugar Overdosing in Chocolateria San Churro

By | June 8, 2014

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Because I’m still editing the pictures of my #Room753 bloggers trip to Australia I tend to be working on an instinct base rather than a logical or a time base for editing. After editing and posting about the star-studded skies of Mount. Tamborine I began editing the pictures for one of my favourite chocolate cafes Read more »

Star Gazing in Tamborine Mountain, Australia

By | June 5, 2014

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Though I have so much to post about from my #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland, Australia what I really, really want to publish now is this star gazing post. You never appreciated a sky fully glittering with stars unless you’ve never seen one before and then suddenly looking up and watching in awe. I looked up at the two Read more »

Movie Review: Bad Neighbours

By | June 5, 2014

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I saw the trailer for this movie when I was in the UK and thought to myself it would be one good movie to watch. However, finding out it was banned in Kuwait I thought to myself I’d wait Read more »

My Stay in Sofitel Brisbane, Australia

By | June 4, 2014

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Before we boarded the plane to go on the #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland, Australia and while we were preparing for the entry Visas, which are accepted online and done within 24 hours btw, we were warned of the very strict rules regarding bringing food or anything plant-related to Australia and that their customs are quite strict. I do remember watching episodes of Read more »

Hello from Mnt. Tamborine, Australia!

By | May 24, 2014

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I’m writing this post now while wrapped in one of my warm shawls, wearing my comfy pyjamas and reclining on a chalet balcony with sweeping views of Tamborine in Mountain in Queensland, Australia. The birds have been chirping all day long and several of them were, err, getting cosy and enjoying each others company when they thought no one was looking. It is their mountain after all and we Read more »

The Trip from Kuwait to Australia

By | May 18, 2014

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By the time I post this I’d be fighting to keep my eyes open after a long day’s trip from Kuwait all the way to the land down under. I’m on my way to Queensland, Australia as part of the #Room753 bloggers trip to Queensland and yesterday -or I think it was yesterday- at 8 P.M. I bid good bye to the stray cats residing in the street where our apartment in Kuwait is located and headed for the airport to catch the 10:20 PM Emirates Plane to Dubai, UAE.  Read more »

Joining Project #Room753 in Queensland, Australia

By | May 18, 2014

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I remember the day very well. It was night time, and I was drinking tea in my favourite mug while spending a quiet night alone with the lights dimmed when I received an email from my contact form. The email was from Think! Social Media and it was asking if I am interested in joining 21 other bloggers from around the world in project #Room753 which involves a trip to visit Queensland, Australia!

At first it didn’t register, all I understood was something Read more »

Breakfast at Elsit Loung Cafe

By | May 13, 2014

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Elsit, an Arabic word literally translated as “The Lady”, almost always refers to one great and well beloved Arab Woman: The Egyptian legendary singer Umm Kulthum. I’ve yet to meet someone who isn’t a big fan and though personally I’m not the song Enta 3mry which is my husband’s personal favourite did grow on me. Enta 3mry was playing in that fine Saturday morning as I walked into the quiet and still sleepy cozy corner of the souk section in the Avenues Mall where Elsit Lounge Cafe is located.  Read more »

Would You Buy Makeup Stained Garments?

By | May 13, 2014

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Would you buy the last piece of a new garment in your size if it was the last one on the shelves and you really, really wanted to buy it, but it was smeared with makeup stains from a previous customer who tried it on and didn’t purchase it?

I wouldn’t!

I’m not sure who to blame for putting back makeup Read more »

Lunch from Koshari Street in London

By | May 8, 2014

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Sometimes I feel writing in my blog is like meeting a long lost friend for coffee, with so much to say I wouldn’t know where to start. I have so much to say, so much to share, yet somehow when my fingers hit the keyboard up I’m tongue tied -rather finger-tied- and wouldn’t know where to start. Since its Thursday, and you guys must be thinking about lunch by Read more »

Alphonso Mango Granola Yoghurt Cups

By | May 7, 2014

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Perhaps there have been one too many posts about my consumption of Alphonso mangoes in the past few weeks. I cannot blame you if you are sick of tired or seeing the golden alphonsos on my blog pages but this might be very well the last alphonso mango post of this season. The dear mango is Read more »

The Alphonso Mango Preserve

By | May 6, 2014

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It was a gloomy Sunday, and I hate Sundays especially Sunday mornings where we go back to work after the weekend and it just seems that no matter what fun activities do I schedule for a Sunday afterwork, it still feels heavy on my heart. Anyways, I had just returned back home from work, hassled by the events of the day and the crazy drive home, when there was a knock on my door and a small brown paper bag with a white envelope was handed to me. Read more »

Joining Ad Mailing Lists by Force

By | May 5, 2014

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The other day a friend of mine was telling me that someone complained to her that I was hard to contact and why don’t I plaster my email all over my social media channels. I tell her that if anyone needs to contact me, they can do so by using the Contact Us form on my blog, I am a blogger after all, but Read more »

Movie Review: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

By | May 5, 2014

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I wasn’t really waiting that anxiously for the second part of the remake of Spider-man to hit the theatres, for although I did enjoy the Amazing-Spiderman part one I couldn’t connect to it much. Sleeker, yes. More modern, yes, perhaps even more faithful to the comics, yes, but I still do prefer the original Spider-man trilogy starring Read more »

Touching Up my Blog Theme

By | May 1, 2014

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Ta da! A new background! Only one side column instead of two, and a bigger posting area!

How do you like the few touchups to my good old theme?

Since its May 2014 and my old theme was around since March 2011 I thought it was about time to give it a little facelift. I’ve been in love with the retro background pattern for as long as I can remember, I even used it on my blogger business cards which, surprisingly, I’ve printed out but Read more »

Trying Porridge for the First Time!

By | April 30, 2014

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Because this is likely to be the last post I’ll publish in April I wanted it to be about another thing I’ve tried for the first time in my life, because 2014 is the year where I do things I’ve never done for the first time. You won’t believe it perhaps, but I’ve never ever had Read more »

Have You Watched Mr. Selfridge?

By | April 30, 2014

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Have I told you before about Mr. Selfridge, the TV series?

Surprisingly it seems that I never did!

If you are like me, a person with high regards to all things historical and cannot stop wondering how daily life used to unfold in a bygone era of the Read more »

Cadbury’s New and Amazing Flavors!

By | April 29, 2014

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Ever since Cadbury was taken over by Kraft company in 2010 there has been many new and different flavours of the good old Cadbury Dairy Milk bar. Oreo, Toffee Popcorn, Cookie Crunch, Toffee Apple, and many more.  Though I am faithful to the sacred original dairy milk and the walnut dairy milk bars, I was always Read more »

Dinner at Boccini Pizzeria

By | April 29, 2014

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Just before I boarded the plane to London in the last days of March I received an invitation for the opening of a new Italian Pizzeria in Levels restaurants complex, the name was Boccini. I liked the invitation and I’m a sucker for Italian restaurants and really Read more »

Help: How to Clean a Burned Pan?

By | April 28, 2014

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So I was trying to cook some of my frozen stuffed quinoa cabbages for lunch, damn those cravings, and because it was taking forever to cook I decided to increase the heat underneath my favourite pot a bit. I turned away for a moment Read more »

Do You Take The Tiny Food Jars from Restaurants?

By | April 28, 2014

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I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been in a situation once or twice when I’m dining at a restaurant and couldn’t resist the urge to take the tiny ketchup jar home with me. I do this mostly when I travel and where tiny and individually packaged food items might come in handy and are not usually readily available in supermarkets. However, whenever I do take something I do it stealthily, looking left and right then sneaking in the tiny cute wonder without other diners noticing.  Read more »

The Moomin Shop

By | April 28, 2014

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Moomins, or the valley of peace -Wadi Al Aman- as it was called, was a cartoon that was shown very briefly on TV in the late 80’s before it was taken off the air. I never really knew why it was not fully shown but in its brief air time I, and many of my peers did form quite an attachment to its characters. I’m not sure if it ran again on other channels, the  Read more »

Do You Take Long in CHanging Rooms?

By | April 27, 2014

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Ever since I was young, whenever I went shopping and had to try on clothes I would, according to other people that is, take forever in changing rooms and was always asked angrily after I emerge out “What took you so long?” Read more »