Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bird spotting tours from Britain to Kuwait

Astoundingly true!!


I love this..

HALA February Festival 2010

After picking up the newspaper this morning and seeing the pics of the parade at Souq Sharq, that we missed, it becomes clear why I actually started this blog.
Not sure why these parades get very little publicity and it's really your luck if you happen to be out and come across one.
So I'm making it my mission this week to find out what the Hala February schedule will be and where. The festival goes on throughout February.

LAYALI FEBRAYIR schedule 2010, location Ice Skating Rink.
There will be religious seminars and poetry recitals also on different days and looks like they will be in Arabic. Tel. 1822255 for info.
Here's the fun stuff for Arabs or Arabic speakers. These artists are mega-stars in the Gulf area and considering that concerts are normally not permitted in Kuwait this is a great opportunity to see them.

4/2/10 21:30 CONCERT-Bashar Al Shatti, Miami, Myriam Faris, Mohd Hamaki
5/2/10 21:30 CONCERT-Shireen Abdulawahab,Fadhel Shaker, Abdullah Ruwaished.
11/2/10 21:30 CONCERT-Abu Baker Salem, Nabeel Shuail, Asalah.
12/2/10 21:30 CONCERT-Yara, Wael Khouri, Hussain Al Jasmi.
14/2/10 20:00 Toyour Al Jannah-Kids musical/pantomime.
18/2/10 21:30 CONCERT-Angham, Aseel Abu Baker, Ahlam.
19/2/10 21:30 CONCERT-Asma Lmnawer, Warda, Mohd Abdu.

Info according to Al Watan newspaper, tickets from Zain branches at 360, Souk Sharq, Avenues and Airport.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Family day @ The Camp
29/1/ 2010

Great day had by all. Big thank you to the organisers.
Apparently 700 tkts sold and proceeds are going to ICRC (International Committee Red Cross) to help Haiti.
Thanks to Hassan Awaidha for offering the camp, to the generous, numerous sponsors and to the general public who paid for their tickets. All together they helped to raise a whopping $33,333 for the humanitarian programs in Haiti.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

FREE Parent Training Techniques

This workshop will be given by respected American psychologist Dr Vincenza Tiberia at Al-Razi Center, Al Jawhara Bldg, passed La Baguette on the right side,Baghdad Street, Salmiya.
First lecture of a series is called "Parenting Techniques and
Disciplinary Practices" it will be held Saturday 30 Jan at 7pm-8pm.

Arabic translation will be provided. So teachers out there maybe you can recommend it to some of the parents.

The lecture may be re-scheduled to next week if there are insufficient numbers. You must call to register.
Al-Razi Center tel. 2571141, 25737773
or Rima 97656522 (will be on her mobile even on Friday when center is closed)

Calling all wanna-be Bond guys and gals..

FAST Hala February shooting competition will
commence 4th Feb, 2010 at Mayadeen Shooting
Range, Subhan.
Entrance fee and bullet fee is
KD 4 but if you have a Western
Union transfer receipt it will
be KD 2.

For more details:
Tel. 66737298 Manny Cornelio (FAST President)
Tel. 99582781 Chit Lamigo (FAST VP)


FAST with the support of Gen. Ahmed Al Saleem would like everyone to join them for their Fun Shoot every Tuesday from 17:00-21:00.

For more details:
Tel. 99816563, 99540595, 97270371, 66737298.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Made my teeth happy..

Whilst I was out and about today I saw a new dentist clinic with a difference..
It's called ...NEW SMILE DENTAL SPA.
It's just along the road from the new Al Seef Hospital. I have no idea how good they are but I loved the name.


Guided tours, camel race and desert BBQ for Westerners in Kuwait on Feb 6th from 12.30-5.30pm. KD5 per person. Reservation required.
Tel. 25335280 or

Strands Salon and Nail Bar 20% discount

My absolute favourite salon and nail bar in Kuwait!!!

Strands Salon and Nail Bar at Fanar complex, Salmiya are offering a really great 20% discount for LWDLIK readers during the month of February.
The discount is for facials and nails so you can look your very best for
your Valentine's day date.

Call for an appointment:

Strands Salon tel. 25711237
Strands Nail Bar tel. 25720823

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Music event

The Ahmadi Music Group with Kuwait Jazz Collective
present the musical production of Gideon.
The Ahmadi Music Group are made up of 60 plus
singers from many different nationalities
here in Kuwait. They will be playing at
the Tarek Al Ali Theater in Maidan Hawalli.

They will be playing on the following dates:
7:00PM Monday 25th, January 2010
7:00PM Tuesday 26th, January 2010
7:00PM Wednesday 27th, January 2010

For tickets call 66184192

PF Changs, Avenues

PF Changs China Bistro at The Avenues
opposite H&M
Tel. 22242424/22581980.

25 Jan at lunch time.

Deep fried beans with dip......ok
Beef with broccolli...............amazing
Lemon chicken....................too sweet
Pan fried noodles with veg.....ok
Service............................slow and confused
Large bottle of water
1 lemon juice
Pot of green tea
Price...............................KD 18.450

Would only go back for the beef and broccolli.

The place is VERY busy might be worth calling ahead for a table as there were about 10 people waiting for tables when we left around 2.15pm.



British Academy International Arts

For those who haven't heard
about BAIA yet..
Offering courses for adults
and children in ballet, tap
drama, baking, music, acting,
photography and the list is
They also stage marvellous
theatre productions like Sweeney
Todd as shown right.
Around the World in 80 Days should
be on soon will keep you posted.


Just called a friend to apologise and tell her I'll be late for our coffee date today...Only it's tomorrow that we're meeting....LOL..I'm really losing the plot!!

Barney's in town..

After the huge success of the Barney Musical Castle all over the world and after having more than 1 million fans watching it, the original Barney will perform live on stage and for the first time in Kuwait from the 23rd till the 27th of February 2010 at the Ice Skating Arena, Kuwait city.
Join Barney on a new musical adventure to a faraway castle with more than 16 actors, flags, trumpets and knights in shining armor.
Barney, Baby Bop and BJ have found a lost crown in the Enchanted Forest and must return it to the King.

Joined by children and animal friends, the dinos make their way to the Kings Castle a memorable visit featuring dancing, singing and a colorful costume parade.

Please note, that the tickets will be on sale starting the 29th of January. No tickets have been issued or distributed yet.
The price for the tickets varies from 5 KD to 60 KD.
Have asked organisers for the exact location. If they don't answer just look for a long queue of mommies with kids holding Barney.


Dear Barney lovers,

Due to some technical issues, the tickets will be delayed one day only
and will be sold on the 29th instead of the 28th.

You can buy your tickets in all ZAIN booths at the following locations:
- Souk Sharq
- Avenues Mall
- 360 Mall
- Airport (from 6pm to 12pm)

Tickets prices are 5, 10, 15, 20, 30, 45 and 60 KD for V.I.P's.
(Please note that tickets are not available in Marina Mall as was announced before.)

For more information, please contact
or tel. 1822255

Adult fancy dress outfits

Adult fancy dress outfits here in Kuwait.
After I've just spent a lot of time
and money ordering from the US...

For wigs and platform shoes try old Salmiya near Marks and Spencers.

The tailor is always a good option too.

18-hole golf course in Kuwait.

I'm amazed at this little gem in Kuwait....
Well done, looks fantastic!!
You have to drive out there or
check the pics out to really
believe it.


Registration of dogs and humans
for the PAWS DOG SHOW has started
go to
The Dog Show will be held in
the gardens of the British
Embassy, March 5th, 11am-4pm.

It's really a fab day out for the kids..

Details of tickets etc. on the website..
Also lots of lovely animals up for adoption
looking for a nice home and a good friend.

YUM, YUM..Celebrate the Chinese New Year
and Valentine's Day.

Location: At the Peacock Restaurant,
Radisson Blu Hotel.
February 14th, 2010.

Yes men why is that ringing a bell? Hellllooo Valentine's Day!

The Radisson (formerly known as the SAS and in my opinion will always be the SAS) also has a great competition to enter and win a trip for 2 to Rome.
Dine at the Al Bustan, Al Boom, Peacock or Rangoli restaurants and spend
KD 20 or more. This could turn into a return flight for two to Rome courtesy of Qatar Airways. What’s more, a two nights complimentary stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Rome, awaits the winners.

How about that for a Valentine's gift guys!!!
Designer clothes, designer shoes, designer bags and designer accessories from top designer brands: Christian Louboutin, Matthew Williamson, Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and more...

They have a COMPETITION where you could be chosen as winner of a $40,000 shopping spree. NO purchase necessary just need your email address and it is open to residents of Kuwait.

I've already entered... closing date 11th February 2010.


So far I have "virtually" spent only $30,000.

Search is on For New Best Brunch Place..

Our old favourite Fauchon has stopped their breakfast/brunch promotion :O( It was mushroom omelette with asparagus, smoked salmon, selection of cheeses, breads, croissants, fresh juice and coffee for less than KD3....Amazing! And such a lovely place.
The branch in Laila Gallery, Salmiya was perfect for us girls; good location and no ogglers. We could squeal and laugh without causing too much attention. Offer ended so the hunt is on to find a new BB place...

Anyway Fauchon is Paris on your lips... (Goes straight to your hips :O)

Ps. Fauchon or any other restaurants having a brunch special please let me know..

Ahmadi Lights 2010

Update: These did not fair well when I changed the look of the blog and now I cannot move or enlarge them.


If you haven't been down to Ahmadi to see the lights you really should go. KOC is celebrating 75 years and the place looks like a winter wonderland.
Head straight down the 40 expressway towards Ahmadi til you see the turn off to the right for Ahmadi take the right and keep going straight til pass the Governer building til you see all the lights around the park area. There's a great walking area all the way around the park so you get to see all most all of the lights. It's safe and fun. You need to go after sunset of course. Have posted some pics if you are still not convinced.

First snippet of news..

Kuwait Little Theatre in Ahmadi is holding auditions for a musical...MAMMA MIA!
So all you brave wanna be actors, actresses, karaoke kings and queens check out their website and get yourself down to an audition pronto!

For the not so brave, the production will be staged from 18th May onwards.

Not to be missed.

All details on the website including prices,timings,map etc.