Archive for October, 2014

My smartphone is my demise

October 20, 2014

It starts with 5 minutes of free time. I’m checking WhatsApp. Checking my emails. Then I notice my update from Pinterest. Waste an hour looking at ‘kids bedroom’ ideas or funny movie quotes…

Or I’m playing Solitaire with one hand while rocking my daughter to sleep with the other.

It’s night, I’m going to bed. But I’m not quite ready to sleep, yet. Let me see what I could make for dinner tomorrow. I spend an hour browsing recipes. Or perhaps I should check what new restaurant we could visit next time we’re out. So I end up scrolling through Urban Moon Kuwait or Talabat listings until after midnight.

The tendons in my hands hurt from holding that stupid damn thing. My eyes strain.

Tomorrow I’ll do it again.


The Kuwait Bookshop closing down sale

October 7, 2014

The grapevine brought news that the Kuwait Bookshop in Al Muthanna is having a closing down sale.

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This must be the largest bookshop in Kuwait! It has a huge range of books, including children literature and foreign language books (I’ve seen plenty of books in English and French). They have magazines and birthday cards, too. It is located in the basement of the Muthanna Mall next to the Marriott Hotel (City Centre).

The sale has been going on for a while now but there is no need to panic. Apparently they have sold so many books that they are thinking of keeping the shop going!

Do you find browsing bookstores enjoyable like I do?

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Muthana Kuwait bookshop

Muthana bookshop closing down?

Kuwait Bookshop sale

Al Muthana Kuwait bookshop sale

Oh, and look what I got!

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