Cinnamon Buns at The Nordic Bakery

By | April 16, 2014

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Do you ever have this feeling that you are caged and just want to be let free? Put somewhere on earth that you love and just want to wander around, aimlessly, until your feet are too tired to take another step, and then crash into the nearest chair and stay there, gazing at the world go by until the throbbing in your feet is somehow lessened? Read more »

Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Egg ‘n’ Spoon

By | April 8, 2014

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Its been a while since I’ve posted something on the blog and if you follow me on Instagram you’d probably know the reason why. I’ve spent the past two weeks wandering the streets of my beloved London, enjoying the Spring weather and all good things London Read more »

Lunch at Villandry Grand Café

By | November 25, 2013

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Waking up to a foggy winter morning today made me reminisce about London’s weather. Then one thought led to another and I remembered an unpublished post of mine about a glorious lunch I’ve had in Villandry Grand Café on a cold foggy day just like today. Better late then never, I decided to publish it today and in the process I began craving the food badly! These pictures were taken in the Villandry Grand café of Bicester Village when during lunch time it began raining cats and dogs so we fled inside the warm doors of Vilandry, with its creaking wooden floor boards and brasserie like atmosphere.  Read more »

Ben’s Cookies Ramadan Gift

By | July 27, 2013

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A few days ago I received a small red tin from Ben’s Cookies branch in Kuwait. Naturally, I found several different types of cookies inside, all freshly baked and melt in your mouth soft. The tag on the tin box said “please use within four days”.  Read more »

Things to Do in London: Cantina Laredo

By | February 12, 2013

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In my never ending search for a Mexican restaurant with great tasting Mexican food, I stumbled one cold winter night into Cantina Laredo, a US-Chain Mexican restaurant sporting the slogan “Gourmet Mexican Food” with menu prices to match that slogan. The restaurant was very busy, softly lit and buzzing with diner’s chatter and Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Neal’s Yard

By | January 30, 2013

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One of my favorite spots in London has to be Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden. Its a little secluded courtyard accessible by a narrow alley with only a barrel on top of the entrance to guide you in. Read more »

BooK Review: Men I’ve Loved Before by Adele Parks

By | January 22, 2013

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The story in this novel started out brilliantly, Nat is preparing to celebrate her husband Neil’s 35th birthday with friends and family and a modern restaurant in King’s Road. Life is good for the couple, they live in a small house in London with decent jobs they love and are madly in love with each other. They both want Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Union Jacks by Jamie Oliver & Chris Bianco

By | January 21, 2013

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It was a cold afternoon in London, we’ve been walking for hours on end, shopping and taking pictures, when we finally reached Covent Garden and decided to stop there for some lunch. We were heading in the direction of Read more »

Book Review: The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue

By | January 9, 2013

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The first book I’ve chosen to read for 2013 is “The Sealed Letter” by Emma Donoghue, the author of “Room”. This is the third book I’ve read that’s written by Emma and my second favorite so far.

Ever had a friendship you cherished end up abruptly? Ever wished for friend who had done you wrong to come back and mend everything, to resume where you stopped last and have the good old days back? That’s what happened to  Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: The Tea House

By | December 11, 2012

One of the places I enjoy shopping at in London is a small creaky shop in Covent Garden called “The Tea House”. Read more »

London Xmas Lights 2012

By | December 2, 2012

For the past decade or so, I’ve made sure that I am in London during Xmas time. I personally believe its the best time to visit London: Decorated shops and streets, lights everywhere, amazing new merchandise to buy, happy -often disgrunted- shoppers milling around, gift wrapping mania, and Read more »

Pancakes and a Realization for Breakfast

By | November 27, 2012

When I was in London last month I woke up one morning a bit disoriented. Stumbling in my wake, I went to the fridge and pulled out the ingredients for a breakfast I was craving since the day before: ready made Read more »

Pictures: The Beauty of Fall

By | November 19, 2012

Kuwait’s climate is that of a desert. This means we have the hottest summers and the most intense winters. We never really feel the transition between the Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: The Cinema Store

By | November 18, 2012

There is this quirky little shop in London I frequent whenever I’m there called the Cinema Store. From its name you’d know what its all about: stocking everything Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Take The Harry Potter Studio Tour – Part 2

By | November 14, 2012

Continuing from Part One of the post (post), when you are finally done with the outdoors Harry Potter set, you walk into the makeup room where you see masks used in Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: The Lomography Gallery Store

By | November 13, 2012

Last year I was walking in Carnaby Street during Xmas day when I saw the “Lomography Gallery Store” which intrigued me and I wrote about the lomographic effect being a growing trend (post). I didn’t have the chance to actually visit the store again until last month when Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Monmouth Coffee

By | November 11, 2012

 

Some might argue that Monmouth Coffee sells the best coffee in London but I believe that’s hard to establish given that people’s tastes differ all the time. What I’m sure of is that you cannot walk through the Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Scribller Cards & More

By | November 8, 2012

I’ve always had a thing for greeting cards and stationary stores. One of my sheer joys when going abroad is spending an hour or so in stationary stores, looking at different quirky greeting cards and gift wrapping supplies. I always stock up when Read more »

Things 2 Get 4m London: New Cadbury Chocolate Flavors

By | November 4, 2012

I’ve just returned home from a trip to the UK and in my bags were a multitude of new and old Cadbury’s chocolate bars. There are three new Cadbury’s Dairy Milk flavors and they are all very Read more »

Halloween 2012 in the London

By | November 1, 2012

I’ve been away from my beloved blog so long I feel like I’m about to dust cobwebs off the wordpress panel. I am putting together this post now while watching Halloween III and with the rain pounding on the window. The mood couldn’t have been any creepier I suppose so Read more »

Things 2 Do in London: Selfridges Daylesford Rooftop Cafe & Golf

By | September 13, 2012

If you are going to be in London before the 30th of September then you are in for a treat, for Selfridges department store had transformed its roof into the “Daylesford Organic Cafe & Golf”. A perfect place to hideout Read more »

Things 2 Get 4m London: Kellogg’s Biscuit Moments

By | September 12, 2012

When I was in London last month TV ads about the new biscuit moments by Kellogg’s kept popping up on TV so I looked around for it and I found it in Read more »

Picture of the Week: Street Signs Magnets

By | September 10, 2012

Whenever I’m abroad specifically in London I try to purchase a few magnets bearing the signs of my favorite streets. I hang them everywhere, my fridge, my work cubicle cupboards, my home office. What I enjoy most is the little reality break they provide for me. I’d be immersed in my work and suddenly I’d lift my eyes and I’d see the street sign magnet and right there and then I’m transferred there in an instant.

Today it happened, I was working at home and suddenly I saw the Carnaby street sign. I was momentarily back in the hustling and bustling street, just stepped out from Liberty to be hit with a croissant smell from Pret on my right, the sound of the guitar playing on my left from the street performers, and the lights dancing in the distance from all the decoration while people are milling below and all along the street. I so wish to be there right now.

So I grabbed my camera and took a shot of this street sign, capturing the essence of my wish. Whenever I look at it I remember my day dream and wish for an escape. I can’t wait to be back there.

If you, at this moment, can be wherever you want to be in the world. Where would you be?

London Summer 2012

By | September 2, 2012

That’s why the blog was neglected, I was in my favorite city in the world for two weeks. I thought I’d share some of my favorite summer 2012 London trip pictures during which the Read more »

Video: The Kuwaiti Section in King Fahad Academy During the 1990 Iraqi Invasion of Kuwait

By | July 26, 2012

Given that today is the 26th of February which coincides with the 22nd anniversary of the Liberation of Kuwait from the Iraqi invasion, I thought I would share with you this documentary shot in London during the 1990 Iraqi invasion on Kuwait of the Kuwaiti School Section in King Fahad’s Academy.

This is a rare video and many of the students and the teachers appear in the video. I hope you guys, whether you were in London, Kuwait, or students in the Academy, like it… Enjoy and 3ashat el Kuwait 7urra Abya!