Wednesday, December 28, 2016

New Year & Weekend Festivities at Al Kout Mall



Enjoy a spectacular international circus from December 29th to January 1st – with stunning acrobatic displays, fireworks show, kids’ activities, as well as a fun-packed entertainment program for the family to enjoy! Call 23930101 for more information.


Saturday, December 24, 2016

Merry Christmas Everybody - Slade


Seriously...


If I hear one more rich person whine about money or rich people problems I'm going to slap them. 

You have been warned.


Review: La Pom D'Amour French Boulangerie Patisserie Artisans


Just received this delicious basket of incredible mixed French pastries from my darling niece, Rawabi. Love you x

Perfect pastries and buttery crispy croissant TDF - La Pom D'Amour's pistachio croissant is the talk of the town. Could not resist having a second breakfast and shall be hiding some away from the family for my afternoon tea. 

What?...... 

Mummy has to take care of Mummy. Joyeux Noel indeed.

La Pom D'Amour Tel. 65526052





Thursday, December 22, 2016

Centrepoint Sale

LIFESTYLE SALE! Get FLAT 20%OFF on Makeup & Upto 50% OFF on Home fragrance, Decor, Branded bags & accessories. Valid at Centrepoint. T&C

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

'Tis The Season































I've Found The Pinata Queen ... And She's In Kuwait







How fabulous are these! You can message Kasia Oszynska on her FB page or https://www.instagram.com/oszynska/

Where was she when I had my sad 4 day attempt at making a totem pole face pinata for my kid's luau?





MP Ahmed Al-Fadhl Demands Holiday On Christmas And A Christmas Tree in Safat Square



MP Ahmed Al-Fadhl called for declaring Christmas a public holiday and for erecting a large Christmas tree on Safat Square in Kuwait City to allow Christians to mark the occasion.




LWDLIK - You are your father's son. Ahmed who's father, the legendary MP Nabeel Al-Fadhl, died a year ago tomorrow whilst in session at Parliament. The flame lives on. 

After rumours earlier this week that several MPs were rallying for Christmas trees to be banned from display only an Al-Fadhl could counter with something like this. I doubt his demands will ever be met but thank you Ahmed for your support from the Christmas tree lovers in Kuwait. I say Christmas tree lovers as I see more and more Kuwaiti Muslims putting up trees, just because they're cute. I see my Muslim Kuwaiti neighbour's twinkling tree everyday from my window. 

Certainly to show such support, tolerance and brotherly love for Christians, during this time, is most appreciated. 

Kuwait City Tour

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To book a place http://www.madeenah.co/



Thursday, December 15, 2016

Christmas Cookie Icing Workshop With Matsu Sweets




One day lesson on 19th from 10am-1pm

Place:to be arranged
Fee:15kd(5 cookies)
Note:only ladies
Age:16+year & more
I'll prepare for cookies, icing, tools, take away box. 

Please bring your apron & handtowel

please Note :
**** Classes shall start on time Scheduled ******
1- No refunds after confirmation booking.
2- Age:16yrs and Young in Heart
3- Limited Space in Class Location and Class Details shall be sent to your email upon confirmation of registration and payment http://matsusweets.setmore.com/


AUS Winter Wonderland


K'S PATH Pet Camp for Cat Boarding


Sunday, December 11, 2016

Review: Sinbad the Sailor and the Emerald of Eternity

Photo credit Dhari Alfozan

The wonderful members of Staged In Kuwait Productions served up yet another hilarious, slapstick, side-splitting panto. The English School auditorium is a perfect venue for the audience with tiered seating and a great sound system. The free drinks and outdoor seating during the break were very welcome. 

Our favourite sparkly dame (Tim Wadell) took to the colourful stage and led the amazing cast and audience on a theatrical extravaganza. Non-stop entertainment. The costumes, dancing, singing, props and acting were all first class and the audience thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I have to say I absolutely loved Crunchbones (Yousef Alobaid) he didn't have to say anything he was hilarious just doing nothing, a true gift. And the brilliant Andrew Batty was almost unrecognisable as the darstardly Cassim. So many talented actors, actresses and crew giving up their time and making enormous efforts to bring us great theatre. Thank you so very, very much we really are so very lucky to have you all. 

Merry Christmas.

To take to the stage yourself or keep updated with upcoming productions go to their website http://stagedinkuwait.com for info.




Slava's Snowshow Tickets at Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre On Sale Now





Ticket link.

How much fun does this look. 
Kids must be above 8. Ticket prices start from KD 10 up to KD 40.


Thursday, December 8, 2016


Don't miss the RoadRush Comedy Show on the 10th of December, 2016. For more info: +965-96609000 @officialroadrush. SIRBB Circuit, Shuwaikh
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Want to lose weight and feel awesome? Eat butter.



Yeah, that’s what I said – butter, baby!


In celebration of the vindication of butter in a recent TIME Magazine article, I decided to share some of the reasons why butter is the bomb. 
Mind blowing stuff. This is what I have found having added butter back to my diet (after excluding it for 30 years) and adding much more protein to my diet (I was practically a vegetarian)
1. I have lost a little weight even though I'm eating more calories.
2. I am more alert, happier and have oodles more energy.
3. I am having really satisfying poos (sorry TMI but a freaking revelation for me). After being constipated for decades and relying on fruit at breakfast to predict how my day was going to go.
4. I feel strong. Okay I'm walking a fair bit but I really think it's more to do with my dietary changes.

5. I'm not hungry all the time and my sugar cravings have almost disappreared.
I'm sticking to butter any will do but if anyone can recommend some good organic local butter I'd be very interested in buying it.
A happy buttery day to you.
Found this article that gives some answers as to why..

Butter is a true source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K
Each of these vitamins are crucial for whole body health. We need these vitamins. We really, really do. Sadly, in our modern age (I feel kind of weird using that expression, but I’m just gonna go with it), we’re not getting nearly as much of these important fat-soluble vitamins in our diet as our grandparents and great-grandparents did. The anti-fat crusade led us to cut back on animal products, specifically animal fat. Many of us are living with diseases that are the result of a deficiency of these nutrients – diseases of the bone, eyes, skin, teeth, blood, immune system, and more. We need these fat-soluble vitamins!
But wait, what does “true” source mean? Is there such a thing as “fake” vitamins? Well, kind of. There are different forms of every vitamin, and some forms are simply more bioavailable – meaning we can absorb them more easily. For example, the vitamin A in butter and other animal products is the highly usable form of retinol, whereas the vitamin A in carrots and other plants comes from beta-carotene, which has to be converted in the body in order to be utilized. For many people, this conversion process is difficult (and near impossible for some). It’s a similar story with vitamin D – D3 is found in animal products whereas D2 is found in some mushrooms (trace amounts) and is often produced synthetically. D3 is bioavailable; D2 simply is not.
So stick with butter to be sure you’re getting the most absorbable forms of these vital nutrients.
Butter can help you lose weight
It’s true. Healthy fats don’t make you fat. For starters, they help provide a feeling of satiety, which prevents overeating. Fat also helps stabilize the release of carbs/sugars. When we eat too much carbohydrate (grains, beans, vegetables) without adequate fat (and protein), it sends our blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride, messes up our hormones, and leads to weight gain. We’re hungry again in two hours. Wouldn’t it be nice to go more than a couple hours without feeling hungry?!
Deliberately adding some fat at every meal helps you feel satisfied (I love me some satisfaction), and slows the release of sugars, thus helping you manage sugar cravings. This can be as simple as putting some butter on your broccoli, almond butter on your apple slices, cooking your eggs in coconut oil and maybe topping them with avocado. To get an idea of just how much fat is appropriate for you, especially if weight loss is your goal, consult with a friendly nutritionist, naturopath, etc.
Butter also contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). This is a highly beneficial fatty acid that’s actually sold as a weight loss supplement at health food stores…and guess what: butter is the best dietary source of it. Before buying a CLA supplement, be sure you’re eating a real food diet that includes butter and other healthy fats!
There are even more reasons why butter is helpful with weight management. Healthy fats signal the release of bile, which is not only crucial for proper digestion but also helps eliminate toxins and excess hormones from the body. Detoxing is an important part of weight loss.
Quality matters
It must be stated that butter from grass-fed/pastured cows makes all the difference. Butter from feedlot cattle won’t contain nearly as many nutrients as butter from healthy cattle, and is a concentrated source of pesticides and antibiotic residues – yuck.
Additionally, always choose full-fat butter, none of this ‘lite’ or ‘low-fat’ stuff – remember that vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat-soluble, which means they require fat in order to be absorbed. In other words, full-fat butter and other animal products contain the fat that is necessary for you to absorb these nutrients!
What if I’m lactose intolerant?
Many lactose-intolerant folks or those with a milk sensitivity find that they can tolerate butter. The reason for this is because butter is almost all fat – nearly all the various sugars (lactose, etc) and proteins have been removed. That being said, if you find you have trouble with butter, try ghee. Ghee is clarified butter – all sugars and proteins are skimmed off, so you’re getting nothing but fat and fat alone. (If you’re someone who has trouble digesting fats in general, perhaps due to liver/gallbladder troubles, consider seeking some specific advice for that.)
There are so many reasons to love butter, besides the fact that it tastes good! Butter is a rich source of healing and nourishing vitamins and fatty acids. Butter will always be better for you than any butter alternative. Butter is better. Period.



Sunday, December 4, 2016

ArtSpace December Art Camps



Happening in December:
Different art camps for different age groups!
• Ages 4-7: Upcycled art camp
• Ages 8+: Build your own art studio at home and learn different art methods!
• TEENS: conceptual art camp.
• ADULTS: Learn all about the Impressionism art movement

For your inquiries, kindly contact us on 97775273 or email us info@artspaceq8.com




Thunderstorm Asthma Explained



I've heard of 100s of asthmatic cases in Kuwait at hospitals and a few fatalities.
Exercise caution please.




Saturday, December 3, 2016

A Stormy Night At The Kuwait Towers


   Photo credit to Wael Mehanna.





Al Shaheed Park December 2016 Events & Activities


(Click on the photos for more information)
Workplace Wellness 
Workshop
Thursday 1st - 6:00 pm
at the Gate lounge
 
Qout Market
Market
Saturday 3rd - 9am -5pm
at the Circle of peace
 
"أحب عالمي"
قراءة تفاعلية للأطفال 
Saturday 3rd - 5:30pm
at the Gate lounge
*Registration Required
International Volunteering Day
Monday 5th - 4pm to 8pm
at the Circle of Peace
 
الصالون الثقافي
حوار مفتوح

Monday 5th - 7pm
at the Gate lounge
 
"The Gingerbread Man"
Children's Book Reading
Thursday 8th at 4:30 pm
at the Circle of peace
*Registration required
"كلام أمس و اليوم"
حفلة موسيقية
Friday 9th - 8:30pm
at the Amphitheatre

*Registration Required
ياسمين حمدان
حفلة موسيقية
Saturday 10th - 8:30pm
at the Amphitheatre
*Registration Required
 نواف غريبة 
حفلة موسيقية
Tuesday 13th - 8:30pm
at the Amphitheatre
*Registration Required
"Hour of Code"
Workshop
Saturday 10th - 9am
at the Visitor Center

*Registration Required

A Beautiful Day at Al Qout Market Today



Glorious weather, food and music.

Lovely Al Qout video footage by stanley_road





Thursday, December 1, 2016

It's Here..

The High Street at Al Kout Mall

Big Sale On Swiss Watch Brands


Sale up to 80%. ONLY at Behbehani Complex, Sharq. Get your favorite Swiss watch brands on your wrist. Sale is valid from Saturday, November 26th, until Saturday, December 10th, 2016. For more info, please call 22406795


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Dear Al Shaya, Sultan Centre, Carrefour, Costa Coffee, Christmas Bazaars, British Embassy, Ahmadi Music Group, Staged In Kuwait and Other Retailers


On behalf of the many lovers of Christmas here in Kuwait I would like to thank you, and your wonderful staff, for making Kuwait so full of seasonal cheer this year. Never in my 34 years has it ever felt so very, very Christmassy... and it's only November 30th.



Breakfast With Santa at Santa Village, Salmiya Church


Really? A Yellow Ticket For Just Parking On The Street


As you can see there are no yellow and black stripes on kerb and there were no signs saying no parking anywhere along there. All the cars parked there had tickets and I warned the person who was just about to park about it. This is the street in front of Saveco, Salmiya. Not fair at all, definitely disputing this one. 


Feeling Super Christmassy at Carrefour, Avenues

Panettone

More panettone, stollen and Christmas choccies for the kiddlywinks 
and mummy.


Baubles, balls, bells and just about anything else you might need to decorate
and feel festive.
Essential evening wear for the fat man
Fake snow in a can
Adorable snow globes
Lights galore