Thursday, April 27, 2017

Snakes In Bneid Al Gar

Eek! I have heard that the eggs were in the imported fertiliser and now we have a wee snake problem. I hate snakes although someone has told me these are harmless grass snakes I'm still not happy.

Not sure exactly where this video was taken but in Kuwait somewhere and that snake really wants to get in that house. 

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Review: Ovo Restaurant, Bneid Al Gar

Ovo, Bneid Al Gar, Blk 2, St 77. Tel. 2257 5374


I had heard good things about Ovo and last night we got to try it. Not cheap and not large portions but certainly delicious. 

My daughter loves this place and as it's in the neighbourhood she goes along with her buddies quite often. I have been meaning to go but just never got around to it. The restaurant looks very zen and welcoming but last night we had delivery picked up by the driver so can't comment on delivery, service or interior.

Ovo has recently introduced some meat dishes for the non-vegetarians.

We ordered for 5 people and even though the portions were smallish it was sufficient for us.

Yep, not cheap like I said but it was really good. The portions could be larger for the prices being charged. Everything was really tasty even our staunch carnivore admitted that it was very satisfying. My only comment would be the mango cheesecake was a bit bland compared to the TDF date kunafa tart with date sauce. 

Would I order again? Possibly but not often at these prices.

9/10 for flavour.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Opening of Al Shaheed Park Phase 2

Review: Al Shaheed Park Phase 2

The restaurants and shops are not finished and open yet and I couldn't find the toilets.

A most unusual mosque
Interesting mini reproductions of old Kuwait City. Enjoyed this
but it would be nice to have a little more colour, detailing and labelling.
Zubadi, Kuwait's national fish. My favourite part of phase 2. 

Detailed labelling would be much appreciated.

A Kuwait dhow. The park is a full tributes to Kuwait's past and heritage. 

A changing wind sculpture that wasn't moving when we were there
but my friend assured me it's quite lovely when it's windier.

So lovely to see such greenery and so many water features.

Impressive landscaping for Kuwait

Any older Kuwaitis will remember playing this marble game, labat teyal.
Always good when you can get out and enjoy nature, art and fresh air. In my humble opinion the phase 2 area is a bit cluttered and has some odd looking designs - the light show area featuring mini Kuwaiti towers, dhows, with some white shaded areas that look like melted ice cream although that too would be reminiscent of Kuwait I suppose. 

What I would really like to see is more attention paid to safety issues for kids as there are still some areas that could allow access to water features and a terrifying dangerous drop up above and behind the Zubadi waterfall.

It would be fabulous to have covered walkways so we can use the park on warmer days, water sprays, a club for teenagers, kids' exercise classes, live music in the restaurants, gardening classes, other exercise equipment, tai-chi classes, more trees and an ice cream man.

For phase 2 I'd give it a 7/10 but that could change as it finishes and more facilities are available.

Inspirational Quote of the Week

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Beatles Sing-Along Concert with Ahmadi Music Group

AMG is excited to announce the Beatles Sing-Along Concert on 18 and 19 May, hosted by Dasman Bilingual School.  Rock out to the best songs by the best band - wear the outfit if you have it!  Show your groove - special prices for students, children, and full-time teachers.  Go today to or call our ticket hotline 6618 4192 for information.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Life Goals

Having tried one of these McFlurrys in Amsterdam I believe I have now found my new mission; travel the globe trying a McDonald's speciality item in every country. Yum! 

Monday, April 3, 2017

The Fruit Market, Souk Mubarakiya

An amazing selection of fruits, a few of which I've never seen before.

Al Shaheed Park April 2017 Events & Activities

(Click on the photos for more information or visit our website)​

Ghalia Benali غالية بنعلي
April 2nd
8:00 PM -11:00 PM
at the Amphitheater

The Fitness Challenge
Every Monday
6:00 pm
at the circle of peace
Yemen now اليمن الأن
April 11th   
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
at the Multi-Purpose Hall
Cell Plus مؤسسة سلل الطلابية لممارسة الإبداع الدائم
April 15th
4:000 pm - 8:00 pm​

at the Multi-Purpose Hall
Hasaad حصاد
April 18-20
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
at the Multi-Purpose Hall


Tarabband طرب باند
April 3rd
8:00 PM -11:00 PM
at the Amphitheater

The Cultural Saloon الصالون الثقافي
حوار مفتوح

April 3rd
 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at the Multipurpose Hall

Children's Interactive Book Reading
April 4th & 24th
5:00 pm
at the Multi-Purpose Hall


Fiction Writing Workshop with Razan Al-Sharikh ورشة عمل للكتابة الابداعية باللغة الانجليزية
April 16
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
at the Gate Lounge

*Registration Required

"لامس و غادر"
أمسية اجتماعية
April 25th & 26th
at the Gate Lounge
*Registration Required

Soul & Heart الروح و القلب
April 6th
8:00 PM -11:00 PM
at the Amphitheater

Function Training with Diet Care
Every Wednesday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
at the Jogging Track

For Our Society لمجتمعنا
April 14th
6 pm - 8:30 pm
at the Multi-Purpose Hall

Internet .. Smart + Safe  الإنترنت .. بذكاء ووعي
April 20
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
at the Gate Lounge

Movie Night at The Park
April 27th & 29th
8 pm - 11 pm
at the Circle of Peace

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Kuwaiti Ambassador To Austria Puts His Glamorous Ex-wife Behind Bars in Morocco After Claiming She Cheated On Him During Their Marriage

Hind El-Achchabi (pictured below) was handed a prison term after Kuwaiti diplomat Sadiq M. Marafi (above) made criminal allegations against her.

The 49-year-old diplomat filed a lawsuit against his wife, accusing her of fraud, corruption and betrayal.
She is now behind bars in the city of Sale, just north of Moroccan capital Rabat.
El-Achchabi and Marafi separated in September 2014, yet according to media reports she did not want to accept official divorce papers.
Her alleged lover after 2014, a Moroccan entrepreneur named Mohsin Karim Bennani, was sentenced to seven months' imprisonment for adultery.
He is said to have already served his sentence.
Marafi also says that one of "his" daughters is not really his as she is the product of his ex-wife's affair.
El-Achchabi's sister was sentenced to six months for having falsified documents. Under Moroccan law, adultery is punishable by up to two years imprisonment. 

Full story..

LWDLIK - Karma, and the law, will get you in the end.

The Beautiful Colourful Trendy Part of Souk Al Mubarakiya or SoMu

Lovely photos by Michelle who has a really good eye for colour and content.

Review: Caffeine, Ahmad Al Jaber Street, SoMu (Souk Mubarakiya)

I like to think of myself as a regular now. It's my favourite coffee shop in the lovely downtown Souk Mubarakiya (SoMu). The owner is usually there and very hands on, friendly and a coffee aficionado. 

The above salted caramel cappucino was perfect, not too sweet but a distinct, lovely caramel flavour with tiny moments of a contrasting saltiness - Heavenly.

We usually have brunch outside and I have to say that the poached eggs on spinach and sweet potato is TDF as is the labeneh with zaater and pomegranite syrup on sour dough. Nirvana on a plate and gorgeous spring weather; can it get much better? 

We were lucky enough to meet their new young talented chef, Maryam Al Jassar, who whilst busy studying law at KU works part-time as the ingenious chef. Her passion is food and she was gracious enough to come and chat with us awhile. A very impressive young lady who has a very bright and delicious future in front of her. Always wonderful to meet young Kuwaitis with such passion, determination and work ethics.

A cute, quirky, stylish interior.

Bravo! We love Caffeine it's an easy 10/10