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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?

largest Kuwait book store sale

Muthana Kuwait bookshop

Muthana bookshop closing down?

Kuwait Bookshop sale

Al Muthana Kuwait bookshop sale

Oh, and look what I got!

Speak Kuwaiti book

Inspector Gadget

April 14, 2014

The newest fashion which hit Kuwait: to have your mobile disguised as a bottle of Chanel No. 5.

chanel no. 5 mobile


Baby perfumes

February 22, 2014

Another thing that surprised me in this country. Baby perfumes are being sold here. And not just a choice of one or two – a whole shelf! Apparently babies want to smell good, too.

It’s because they sweat so much, and they drink milk, which makes their breath turn sour. And they want to smell good. Especially when going out to a party or meeting with friends for a play date. And when they come home after a long day at work and kiss their wife/ husband hello, they also want to smell good.

So next time you don’t know what to get for a baby, buy them a flask of cologne!


I was curious enough to demand a presentation from the sales assistant. The Bulgari “Petits et Mamans” smells of baby powder.


Kuwait (part 3.)

April 18, 2013

There is a green part to the city. It’s what you might call the gardening centre – a row of plant nursery shops in the Al-Rai area (Fourth Ring Road).

You can go and buy yourself a couple of lemon trees (which die within a couple of months because none of the family members can be bothered to regularly spray them with water). Or you point your finger to a huge palm which is then dug up and can be planted right in front of your own house.

gardening centre kuwait

Cake wonderland

February 17, 2013

As much as I don’t think icing is good for you (or has any taste), I do admire the creativity behind these cakes. This is window display of the Corstorphine cake shop in Edinburgh.

all you need is love cake

Unexpected candy

December 29, 2012


Seen in Edinburgh

October 23, 2012

Seen in Edinburgh (Lauriston Place) – mini dwarfs.

I fell in love with Chicago

July 22, 2012

There is no way you could resist this city’s charm. I’m not surprised any more so many people want to live here.

It’s at a lake and boasts beautiful shore line and beaches. It’s so pleasant to walk along the river and look at the bridges as you go past – or take a water taxi. You can watch the city from above while riding the L (elevated trams). It has the Hancock Center on top of Sears Tower. The steak houses here serve the juiciest pieces of cow.  The Magnificent Mile lets you shop till you drop. And just to mention – when it comes to weather, they have four seasons. This is their summer; winter temperatures are on the other end of the scale! However, I was just a tourist, what do I know?

And perhaps I loved the city because I was there with my husband? The same thing happened when we went for the first time together to London.

A city at a lake

July 7, 2012

It is an exhilarating feeling – to run along the Chicago Lakefront Path at 8 a.m. in bright sunlight, only to dip in Michigan Lake minutes later, and then walk back down the Magnificent Mile, with a wet towel hanging from your shoulder.

Well, I am lucky enough for this to have been my morning today.


Scotland’s Pride 2012 Photo Coverage

July 1, 2012