Category Archive: Holiday

Dec 27

Different cultures = new traditions


My grave lack of interest in Christmas this year recently prompted a very serious conversation between me and myself. Not out loud, though I have been known to talk to myself. “Wanna go shopping?” “Nah. It’s too hot.” “Wanna decorate and start a fire in the fireplace?” “Nah. It’s too hot.” I think I was …

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Jul 04

Happy Birthday, America! [2014]

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July 4th is one of my favorite holidays and I look forward to creating some kind of little celebration every year; whether it be with friends, family, or just partaking in some public event. This year has required a bit of creativity since it’s Ramadan — a futoor cook-out. Last night we experienced the first …

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Jun 30

Ramadan TV schedule [Jacqui — CouchAvenue re-post]

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Every year one of the things I really look forward to during Ramadan are the fabulous (that’s debatable) television shows. I prefer the ones that are filmed locally in Kuwait so I can say, “Hey! Look! I lived there.” or “Look, honey! There’s our favorite restaurant”. They feel more personal to me. And though I …

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Jun 29

Ramadan Mubarak [2014]


Wishing you all a wonderful Ramadan with family and loved ones. Remember, Kuwait is an Islamic country and eating, drinking, chewing gum, or public displays of affection could result in a month in jail, a 100 KD fine, or both. Be respectful of the law and those who are fasting. We’ll be celebrating the Holy …

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Feb 25

Happy Liberation and National Day! [Kuwait – 2014]

Wishing you all a fabulous celebration, vacation, and safe travels! For the past several years it seems all the locals travel out of Kuwait during the holiday, making room for those from surrounding countries. It’s always nice to see others join in the celebration but sad that many Kuwaitis leave and don’t participate. Hopefully this …

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Feb 19

Grove Park Inn [Asheville, NC]

Grove Park Inn

Before coming to the US I had a mental list of the places and things I really wanted to show my husband. Some were as simple as the local Walmart and others were a bit more ‘destination’. That really is one of the greatest things about America… every state has something truly awesome to offer …

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Feb 15

Happy Valentine’s Day! [2014]

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Every year men all over the world (or at least in countries that celebrate Valentine’s day) are running around, making plans, ordering flowers, picking up the chocolates, and purchasing jewelry. All in the name of Valentine’s Day. My husband is no exception. Our first V-Day together was still ‘honeymoon’ phase of our marriage so it …

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Dec 15

‘Tis the season for new traditions


For the past several years, especially since getting married, I couldn’t wait to be home for Christmas. Holiday parties, tree decorating, huge meals, and of course, endless shopping for gifts. And though I’m still excited about those things, it’s on a completely different level than I could have ever imagined. As life has taken on …

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Nov 28

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

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This Thanksgiving is really special for us since it’s the first time we’re spending it in America together. I put a lot of effort into planning the menu and hubby has agreed to help out in the kitchen (he’s a great cook). We did all the pies, cakes, cookies, and brownies yesterday and the turkey …

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Nov 20

Order Thanksgiving Dinner Online

Don’t feel like cooking this year? Want to indulge in a little early shopping? Or just can’t cook but want to plan a gathering? No need to stress! We have numerous options for ordering a Thanksgiving meal but you have to hurry, deadlines are fast approaching. Whole Foods is offering a fabulous variety of meals …

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