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A Day on a Beach

We went to a small “bikini” beach today (yay for wearing abaya somewhere like that), it was rather small but clean and nice – my husband’s intent was me walking bare feet on the sand and that possibly making Abbas want to come out on this half sunny half dusty day, which of course didn’t work, but I’ve got a very nice sand massage for my baby elephant feet. So swollen and so painful recent days, hence a lukewarm sea water and sand washing over them felt just like heaven. I don’t intend to complain about that for sure!
I snapped few pics on the way too, mainly of my chicken of a daughter being afraid of going into the water (at first. Once we got her there, we couldn’t get her out, on the other hand.), and some quick snaps through the car window and traffic, just for sports and fun.

However I’ve got to say that having a big butt black Pentax with even bigger zoom lens doesn’t promote subtlety at all!

My Goldilocks

My daughter had a production day at Gulf British Academy today and she was assigned the role of Goldilocks (and the three bears).
She was very proud of her golden costume and obviously enjoyed being on stage (why don’t I wonder, my little drama queen!), and I tried to snap few pictures in the darkness of the hall and high hijabs – not really successfully, though. Lets hope the DVD they are promising will turn out better!

Wow, I keep on thinking about this picture I snapped years ago and how much she grew up already. I mean, she’s a school kid! I feel old.

Report from the Czech Front (Yes, we’re back!)

Well; we arrived at Czech on Friday evening after an exhausting trip, but alhamdulilah safe and sound. It’s summer in Czech so the temperature is around Kuwaiti winter or (that very short) spring, quite bearable even though there is no AC here. Dori’s enjoying her green trips now all around the little town, into the forest, watching leaves and trees and river; we caught some ducks as well as – to my very surprise – an otter in the pond here. Definitely some different stuff unlike in Kuwait. No more sand in places before unknown, few dried up bushes, thirst-suffering palm trees and some kind of durable broad-leaved tree which won’t give up even in the insane heats. We’ve got trees, rivers, meadows, animals, flies, bees, bugs, mosquitoes, ticks and other fun things in here.

Dandelion fun!

Worried otter

Virgin Maria praying for safety among building materials on the lower floor of our house. (Look at her, hijabi, they get everywhere these Muslim punks!)

So far I’ve just run few enquiries about my business here, half of which i know now, and other half yet to be asked and perhaps even solved. If that goes well I’ll have to run the stamping marathon again, now for two papers, but inshallah at that point it won’t be such a problem anymore. At least I know where to go and what to bring now, since it won’t be my first time, right… Like 50CZK stamp for Ministry of foreign affairs, which I didn’t know I should have, and had to run around the Prague Castle Court to find a post office which would be selling such a thing. I did, but I bet I’ve sweated down at least a kilo of my body weight.

I Don’t Feel Like Writing…

… these days I prefer to picture the world around me instead of describing it.
Though… not even that is much successful.
So here I bestow upon you my latest worthless snapshot of everyday life of mine, my family and these things around. Brushing the teeth. Wouldn’t figure that out, would you?


I finished the most upseting game in history, Mirror’s Edge. First person action-adventure, running on the roofs of skyscrapers and generally sickening heights (and I don’t really suffer from sickness of heights), ambush disarming of S.W.A.T. team members trying to shoot you down while jumping from rooftop to rooftop, kicking anti-riot police into faces and feeling like monkey once again (Assassin’s Creed is more monkey-like in this matter, I’m telling you). I finished it with big relief and kind of sadness too. Too short. Love and hate relationship to it. As most of the players who tried to play this EA / Dice creation. Often rage-quitting after being unable to jump from one narrow AC shaft to another, or being repeatedly sent to bite the dust after running into way too many gun-holding persons who don’t hesitate to use them. Actually, I bet my shoes they enjoy it.
Anyways, nothing much happening now. Calm days, thank God for that. The snow melted in most of the places and the life tempo of N’Castle is slowly restoring back to normal.
I have about three weeks to prepare myself and Dori for a visit in Czech, during February. Feels a bit unreal still.
Nah, as I said. Not much in a writing mood, so I’m off to snapshotting again.
Or playing Mirror’s Edge in Hard Mode. Heh. No way. I would kill myself after few tries.