Blast from the Past: My Swatch Collection

By | May 25, 2011

Earlier this week Meblogging posted about the Swatch Collection in Geneve (post), then Mark posted about his first Swatch (post) and it got me thinking about my first Swatch! I realized that by some miracle I still have my first Swatch so I dug it out and found my collection of Swatch watches. Read more »

A Visit to Einstien’s House in Bern…

By | January 19, 2011

I was browsing through my old pictures yesterday thinking of making them into an album when i found pictures of my trip to Bern, Switzerland… What interested me most is the pictures of my visit to Einstien’s House in Bern!

Of all swiss cities i love Bern the most (post)… the old buildings and the cobbled stone streets… One day i was having lunch when i noticed a commosion across the street… Read more »

Our dinner in Luzern, Switzerland…

By | October 14, 2009

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We flew to Luzerne, Switzerland for a little mini break. The first night we were there we walked around the waterside and had a lovely dinner… the streets were empty, a light breeze was blowing, the church bells ringing every now and then… Read more »

Pictures of Bern… My Favourite City in Switzerland!

By | January 10, 2009

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If s3d al-khalaf from Faker o Erb7 came up to u and asked “Whats the Capital of Switzerland?”… Do u think u will get it right?

If you thought “Shino? Easy!! Geneva of Course”… your answer is wrong! For many years i did think geneva is the capital of switzerland, up until a few years back i never knew my answer was wrong… Read more »

Pictures of our Winter Friday Lunch…

By | January 9, 2009

We had Raclette for lunch today 😀

When we were in Switzerland this winter, we brought back the makings for this yummy warm wintery lunch…

1- Sliced Raclette Cheese and 2- Raclette Oven

What is a Raclette?

It is a kind of swiss cheese, its is the 2nd famous dish after Swiss Fondue. It is usually served with some boiled baby potatoe, little pickled onions and pickled gherkins. I always order a bread basket and a green salad on the side with it. Some variations include having mushrooms or pickled baby corn, some have sausages they girll on the top of the oven while the cheese is being melted…

It is a very good fullfilling meal, and while you eat it you imagine ur self in Europe, you momentarely forget ur in Kuwait and you know it has been worth every kd paid for the extra weight in the airport …

So let me show you what did we eat today 😀

The lunch table...

The lunch table...

 The ingredients

The Cheese

The Cheese

The Raclette Oven

The Raclette Oven

Green Salad without Dressing

Green Salad without Dressing

A Basket of Boiled Baby Potatoes... Yum

A Basket of Boiled Baby Potatoes... Yum

Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, & Paprika

The Condiments: Salt, Pepper, Nutmeg, & Paprika

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My last bottle of Diet Coke with Citrus Zest from the UK :~(

Some Bread Slices... a decent leof of bread from La Baugette would do

Some Bread Slices... a decent loaf of bread from La Baugette would do

First, you put a slice of cheese on this little pot

First, you put a slice of cheese on this little pot

Second, you plunge the pan inside the Raclette oven and wait a bit

Second, you plunge the pan inside the Raclette oven and wait a bit

Check if the cheese is melting...

Check if the cheese is melting... Once its thoroughly melted, take it out of the oven and let the fun begin :DOne way to eat? Pour onto your baby potatoes... then sprinkle with nutmeg or salt or pepper or paprika

Yummy ... spread the cheese a bit before sprinkling what u want

Yummy ... spread the cheese a bit before sprinkling what u want

Another way to eat is to slide the cheese on top of your bread, like Heidi's grandad does

Another way to eat is to slide the cheese on top of your bread, like Heidi's grandad does

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Then top with fresh greens to make an open face sandwich :D

Or arrange the veggies first on the bread, then seal the sandwich by pouring the cheese on top

Or arrange the veggies first on the bread, then seal the sandwich by pouring the cheese on top

Very Tasty!

Very Tasty!

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The smallest tiniest cutest baby potatoe i have ever seen! I almost didn't eat it 😀

An Email to Birish Airways…

By | December 18, 2008

Hi all,

I have just finished composing this email to british airways…

Dear British Airways,

I am a firm believer that there is no other airline that provides a better flight experience than yours. I simply refuse to use any other airlines for my european trips. That was until i boarded a flight from Zurich back to the UK last Wednesday.

My one week trip for switzerland was smooth and trouble free. The flight from Heathrow to Zurich was fine. I was surprised by the lack of an in flight meal and it being replaced by a bag of nuts and a tiny small drink. I guess the credit crunch had its toll on every one. My only complaint is that had i known before hand i would have some lunch before boarding the plane.

The real problem was, in the return flight to the UK from Zurich on Wednesday 16 December.

We had the 16:45 flight. We got in early since we had to claim our TAX from the Tax Free office in the airport. While we were trying to print out boarding passes using the self service kiosk, we were told that the flight was cancelled!!!!

Needless to say we were in sheer panic. Though we were told that we can be rebooked to an earlier flight, the 14:30 flight. But we had to “hurry”! So hurrying we did, we ran in the airport with our luggage towards customs, only to be called back by the british airways desk who told us we had to come back and collect some “compensation” voucher or thing for our flight being cancelled. We simply couldnt not go back to the check in desk! We had a choice of either going back and miss our flight or go ahead and finish our tax and customs and fly back to the UK.

We were placed on row 21, which is exactly why i check in online 24 hours on the dot before our flight time just to make sure i had better seats. We were not very impressed of course.

The plane was running late. When we were finally boarded, we got the same little tiny can of diet coke and bag of peanuts again, where as other airlines still serve a hot meal on their inter european flights (altalia serves spaghetti!!!) Good call on the coconut and peach cookies distributed to customers who ordered a hot beverage. They are really good.

Then when we arrived to the UK, the cherry on top of our horrible flight experience… our baggage did not make it with us!!! We were left stranded in the airport waiting at the conveyor belt for the luggage. and then we had to join a long line of customers complaining about their lost luggage!

Needless to say by the time we got home, we were so tired and exhausted and miserable that all the relaxing and happiness of our trip has deflated and was a long distance memory!

I have never, ever, had a worse flight in my life. and the worst thing is? It was operated by my once favourite ever airline. I can tell you that never again am i boarding a flight from the UK to any other European country.

Thank You. “

Yes, we took one week off from the UK and went to Switzerland for Bu toote’s sake. We went to Bern (My most favourite), Lucerne (Ugh! Never Again!), and Zurich (love the place, Bern is better though)…

I promise i will post pictures.

Im planning to go tommorow to Woolworths and take pictures of the closing down sale. Our nearest branch will close on Saturday! It is soooooo sad :(

I still cannot believe it will be closed!

I will post some more soon i promise. My Mom and sisters are coming to the UK for the sales!!! Hooraaaaaaaaaaay 😀

and there is no need to wait for boxing day! Every where there is 50% sale cause il nass imfalseen w3lya ihnee…

Did u guys know that the Original Asha’s is in UK, Birmingham!????

C  U Soon 😀