Finally, the Garden…

Back in the spring, my mother-in-law asked for an update on the garden, and I diligently took loads of photos, and then forgot all about it.  But I remembered tonight, when I was sorting all my photos so figured I’d post them now. As a reminder, this is what the garden looked like when we moved in…

Roisin’s Here!!!

It has been three days since my beautiful niece Roisin (Pron: Roesheen) arrived with my simply adorable step-daughter Tash in tow.  Even as she was on the plane I promised a close family friend that I’d make Roisin post a photo every day.  Ha. We are hard pushed to even remember to take the camera…

Ruby

Ruby came into the K’s Path shelter about a month ago, and I instantly fell in love with her.  Don’t tell them, but I would sneak into her kennel on the intake wing on my way past to the kitchen, and give her a pet and a hug.  Truth be told, she reminded me very…

Gifts for God

In my last post about water coolers, I was fairly cynical about the reason there are loads of water coolers all over Kuwait, which have been given to the people as a gift.  Well, whatever the reasons, I truly appreciate those gifts when I’m out walking the dogs… It is great being able to refill…

The First International Catamaran Regatta

The weather was shite.  High thirties (or thereabouts) and blue sunshine all day.  In fact, the weather couldn’t have been worse for a Regatta.  For starters, the two day event had turned into a one day event because of the introduction of Ladies Day on Saturday, since it had just turned May!  Not unexpected, since…

Free Water

In Kuwait, I have heard it said that there are two guaranteed ways to heaven (which I believe is attained if you are a person who does good).  If you have lots of money, then you build a mosque.  If you don’t have lots of money, then you provide a water cooler.  So today, when…

Tourist Stuff in Kuwait

About two months ago, Bahiya from Texas hit town with a big, huge splash.  By that, I don’t mean she makes a lot of noise (on the contrary), but rather that she makes these amazing ripples which affect those around her, and in a very positive way.  So it has come as a shock that…

Say Shisha Souk Three Times as Fast as You Can!

Yesterday I took my good friend Bahiyya to the Shisha roundabout in Hawalli.  I’ll be honest, my heart sank when she told me she had been looking at the internet, and that there was supposed to be a roundabout in Hawalli where you could get the best pipes.  I knew that.  About 15 years ago…

Sailing with Too Much Wind

Wouldn’t ya know it, the most interesting storm we have had in years, and I forgot to take my camera, so I have stolen an image of yesterday’s weather from my mate Waleed’s Facebook page: Whilst Waleed was busy taking this photo from the fast lane of one of Kuwait’s Expressways (although I suspect traffic…

Sailing with No Wind

Well, yesterday we figured we’d go and race with the KOSA fleet, despite the fact that they have briefing at 8.30am.  But at 7.30 there wasn’t enough wind to inspire us to get out of bed, so we had breakfast and tootled down to the marina around lunchtime ready to greet the pack as they…