Monday, October 31, 2011

Ummm? The Brilliant Balancing Car Trick?

Now that is a first for me..

Great pic from

Busy Day: Royal Garden Party, Need Suitable Dress, Need To Practise My Curtesy And Dash Off To A Halloween Party

Curtsey Dos and Dont's (I had to google at this one and it wasn't much help).

Curtsey politely.

Stand, with your lead foot in front, legs slightly overlapped. Have hands clasped behind the back, in front of the skirt or one folded across the waist. bend at the knees, back straight (you may need to adjust your legs for this) for added politeness, incline or bow the head.

Curtsey impolitely.

This is as above, but lift the skirt, or leave your arms at your sides. Either way indicates you believe the person to whom you are curtseying is 'cheap', or someone of little honor or sexually immoral. Wear pants and NEVER show them.


Have asked Acanthe School of Etiquette & Protocol for some tips.

The Halloween party was far more fun than the royal garden party.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Fireworks At Al Saif Heritage Festival, Green Island

Tonight at around 8.45PM I noticed fireworks from, what looks like, the Al Saif Heritage Festival at Green Island, Shaab. Who knows maybe they'll be more tomorrow? The festival will be on until  2/11/2011, seems it starts from 7PM on Green Island, Shaab seaside area. 

Bachata Dance Classes At BIVT

The registration will take place at Costa Coffee in Movenpick Bidaa on November 2nd, Wednesday between 6:00 and 8:00 pm. Join their FB page to stay updated or visit Deniz's website to learn more about Bachata and courses on offer.

The Winter's Tale at Al-Maidan Cultural Centre

Untitled Language of Things at FA Gallery

FA Gallery, next to Amiri hospital, Gulf Road.

Fabulous Kids' Birthday Cakes At Crumbs, Shaab

The Avenues - Food World - Level 1
Al-Rai - Kuwait
Tel: +965-22597616
Fax: +965-22597619

Shaab Sea Side
Block 8 ibn Al khateeb St. Villa Shaab
Bldg. Ground Floor, Shop 1
Tel: +965-2263 6614
Fax: +965-2263 6615


Al Saif Heritage Festival

29/10/2011- 2/11/2011 from 7PM on Green Island, Shaab seaside. For more details although the English translation doesn't seem to be working.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Concert: Diary Of Hope III Featuring Rahmani, The Kuwaiti Tenor (Abdulrahman Al-Mahmeed)

It was a superb musical evening last night in aid of The Hope Foundation at the Al Hashemi, Radisson Blu. Under the patronage of the British ambassador to Kuwait, HE Frank Baker.

The very talented young muscians from both Kuwait English School and British School of Kuwait enthusiastically played and sang to an appreciative audience. The concert opened with, the much talked about, Kuwaiti opera singer Rahmani (Abdulrahman Al-Mahmeed) singing O Sole Mio, which was just lovely. 

A very reasonable KD 5 ticket price with drinks and canapes served at the interval.

Wonderful piano solos, saxophone and string ensembles, an enchanting santur, big band tunes and some superb harmonies. From Chopin to the Simpsons, it was truly a superb evening. A big finale with Rahmani singing my absolute favourites, Nessun Dorma and Conte Partiro; which  had me teary eyed.

With thanks to Mrs Rhoda Muhmood, her staff and all those who made the evening so very special.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Kuwait Scorpions Rugby Team Playing Today

FRIDAY: Kuwait Scorpions vs Doha at the sand pitch in Ahmadi at 4:30 pm! Come out and support the men's team!

Spelling Bee

You've got to try this spelling test, I got 16/27 :O( LOL Some of the multiple choice answers all looked correct to me.

Baroue Halloween Party Today, Avenues

With thanks to Kuweight 64 :O)

Dance Workshop At LAPA

Russian dance stars coming exclusively to LAPA, LoYAC, Bayt Lothan, Salmiya for one month from Nov 20 - Dec 18 to give a full workshop of a variety of dance classes. Dance instruction from highly qualified teachers, providing a positive environment for students to grow both as dancers and individuals. At Invitation to Dance we believe dance is fun, lifts the spirit, strengthens the body and stimulates the mind.

Workshop will start on sunday Nov 20th, from 4:00 to 5:30 ballet, from 6 to 7:30 modern and 8 to 9:30 folklore, three times a week. And the whole month is cost 50 KD for three types of dance. Open to ages 6-27yrs.

For more info 96653377/ 25723606/ 25727399

The Green Caravan Film Festival Kuwait 2011

The Green Caravan Film Festival is a celebration of the environment and the art of filmmaking. The 3rd season of the festival brings more exciting and award wining films to the region that we hope will inspire and perhaps, do what all art and learning hopes to do, change you.

This year we have screenings in both Kuwait and Dubai in venues that we have chosen for their beauty and their commitment to culture and to our common mission to spark environmental action.

We hope that you can join us this season and we look forward to enjoying these wonderful films with you!

When: November 17th - 23rd
Where: Click HERE for film schedule & venues
Time: 7:30pm on all days
Admission: FREE
General inquiries:
Sponsorship & advertising:
Phone: +965-2299-7843

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Spooktacular Madame Sucree Halloween Cake


Pic from the prettiest, sweetest, yummiest blog around. [link] Call 99515599 for orders.

Halloween at Taal

More Halloween Costumes and Accessories :O)

Had a great tip from a twitter buddy @TaalQ8 about this fabulous collection of Halloween costumes, accessories, broomsticks and other spooky paraphernalia available at Waleed's Toy Store and Toyland Tel. 25729429 in old Salmiya opposite BHS. The prices are excellent and such a variety. Happy Halloween!

Update: The Waleed's Toy Store mentioned above has been demolished however you can find Halloween costumes in TSC Sharq, Partyland and most other toy stores.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nails 2 U

Mobile Salon comes to your home.

At NAILS 2 U your precious pinkies get a serious pampering at your own comfortable atmosphere, from our super-savvy and attentive nail technicians. We call this affordable luxury, high quality manis and pedis that stand up for themselves, without the ridiculous price tag of the nail salons. NAILS 2 U. It's therapy for your hands, toes and soul any time, any place.

 + (965) 67736695 

LWDLIK- Sounds good to me.

Dishdasha Express Reviewed By

Dishdasha Express passed by yesterday after I set a meeting to get measurements and pick the material I want. They had everything designed from catalogues to receipts. I did feel super lazy when they started taking measurements and realizing I haven’t left the house.

Each catalogue has details on the side about the material. It’s a lot more convenient checking the price than asking every time you like something. Can’t remember what type I ended up picking, just liked the colour.

I will be getting my dishdashas within the next day or two. The service was professional and prices were reasonable. I recommend it for both lazy people and those who don’t have time to go custom-make their own dishdasha. I guess the next step is going for Abaya Express.

Phone # 22469999

LWDLIK- Saw this on Kuwaitiful's blog and thought it was a great idea! Hope Kuwaitiful's dishdashas turn out well.

December 2011 Events in brief

2/7/9 - 'Dick Whittington And His Cat' Pantomime at Kuwait Little Theatre
7 - LoYAC Poetry Evening, Bayt Lothan, Salmiya
9 - The English School Winterland Bazaar, Salmiya from 2-5PM

LoYAC Poetry Night

Announcing LoYAC Poetry Night on 7th December 2011 at Bayt Lothan, Salmyia. Join us for an evening to enjoy the beautiful rhymes or share your poem together, for more information please contact: 97239420,  Last day for receiving the poem is on 30th November 2011

Austin Reed Sale

Jaeger Sale

Love, Love, Love Halloween

I'm astounded at how much Halloween stuff is in the shops; considering some of the views here on Halloween. Seems more Kuwaitis are loving it too. It's such a fun time to have with kids who adore dressing up and scaring each other silly.

As you can see from my girlfriend's fabulous decorations for her child's upcoming party; it's going to be great fun this year. Thanx for the pic M. It's going to be a fantastic party. Can't wait to get my pirate's outfit on and go cause some havoc :OD

TES Winterland Bazaar Dec 9th

The English School, Kuwait will be having it's wonderful winter bazaar on 9th Dec from 2-5PM. Lots of fun stuff for the kids, seasonal shopping, books, toys and .......SANTA! The very best Santa photo opportunity in town.

LWDLIK - A [link] to make the adorable hanging snowman above :OD

A Night Of Chills And Thrills At Manshar Rotana

Halloween is just around the corner and the King of Salsa is bringing it in Salsa style. This October 28th is going to be a fright night filled with all the ghosts and ghouls pulling their favorite moves. With the men dressed in black and women in red, book your table for only KD15* per person including a frighteningly delicious dinner buffet and get ready for a spooktacular night of fun!

For reservation or more information please visit or call 23931000.

Happy Diwali

Deepavali is from Sanskrit Dīpāvalī (दीपावली) meaning "Row of Lamps" or "Spreading of Light".

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

As'ad Al-Hamad Dermatology Clinic

Had an appointment at the As'ad Al-Hamad Dermatology Clinic today. A little nail fungus problem. So I gave my appointment request, from my polyclinic, to the receptionist - she shakes her head, tuts in disapproval and looks at her watch (like I'm late). But it was 10.45am! And the polyclinic had told me to come anywhere from 7.30am-12 noon for this appointment.

Miserable receptionist then takes my civil ID and does the open palmed circular motion gesture for 'shino hadi' or 'shay, shay' to her colleague who sniggers. Loosely translates to 'who the hell does she think she is'. Initially, I thought how rude but then it developed into sympathy. Women who walk around looking so blinking miserable and behaving so childishly get all my pity.

However, the wonderful attention and care that I received from Dr M (a beautiful Kuwaiti female) - whom I'd never met before - was absolutely fabulous she went out of her way to take me around and follow up a previous diagnosis. She quickly sorted out an immediate biopsy, blood tests and follow-ups.

Thank you Dr M you are a very, very fine example of your profession. You have left a very big impression on me. Many thanks to her colleagues too.

As'ad Al-Hamad Dermatology Clinic have an interesting website and online booking service which I think I'll try out for next time.

Had to laugh to myself at the total contrast.

Have just checked my number given by the receptionist to recheck exact time it says 12:16pm (?) However that is inaccurate as I checked the time on my watch at reception and received calls at 11am whilst in with Dr. Hmmm...

Run Failaka 35KM

This event will start soon. If interested Click Here and register to be notified.

How to qualify for the run?

We will test you in a 30 K Run one week before the event, if you finish it, only then you will ensure a spot in the team.

Follow on Twitter and stay tuned.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Horrid Henry 3D Here Soon

Will be on the big screens in Eid. For timings, locations, booking tickets [link]

Eid Camp At My Gym, Discovery Mall

Eid Camp Nov. 7-12 Morning 10am-1pm ages 4-9 years old. Members 10KD non-members 12KD, book all 5 days and get 10% off! Call 99114373

The World Of Logos By Stefan Kanchev At AUK

For details [link]

Dick Whittington Panto Box Office Open Now

This year’s pantomime spectacular is ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’, directed by Kimberly Lewis and featuring an all star KLT cast. Tickets for the show are now available from the box office via our online booking form here. Don’t miss out.

Book early as panto ALWAYS sells out fast.

Performances run from Wednesday 30th November  - Friday 2nd December and then again from Wednesday 5th – Friday 7th December at 7.30pm with a 2.30pm matinee performance on both Fridays.

We strongly encourage all our audience members to come with their family where possible. The secret to a great panto is a good mix of adults and children at every performance so kick your festive season off early with a visit to Kuwait’s only traditional pantomime.

Tickets are 5KD each and can be booked online ONLY until November 10th when the Box Office Telephone service will commence on 99373678.

Please note that group bookings larger than 8 tickets will be required to arrange to pay in advance to avoid no shows on the night.

The 'Bright Horizons' Toastmasters Club

Thank you Zainab x

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween At The Sultan Centre

All the above from TSC and not too badly priced. Seems TSC Sharq, Hawally, Salmiya, Kout and Shaab are all stocked with Halloween goodies. I particularly like the eyeball bubble gum LOL :O)

Went to Partyland today they also had lots of great stuff but very pricey :O(