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Kuwait’s Special Forces put on a fun show at Kuwait Towers last Saturday.  It was the first of its kind and a great success.  It started on time (wow) and was very impressive indeed.  Helicopters, men on ropes (often head first) and beautiful use of flag-coloured smoke.

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I’m not sure who started this “tradition” nor when it all began, but it has become part of our celebrations.  Friends and family have mixed views, but it seems fathers of young children are in agreement.  Seriousness aside, we had a blast.  Noor cried a little when she was “attacked” by a future pick-up driver and both her and Yousef kept reminding me to lock our doors 🙂

The story was somewhat different when we parked and got out.  It was revenge time…

” 1848 is historically famous for the wave of revolutions that swept Europe and the world, starting in France. They significantly altered the political and philosophical landscape and had major ramifications throughout the rest of the century .”

This is what Wikipedia says about the year 1848.  Well… 48 years ago, Kuwait started a new chapter in her history.  Going back 18 years on the 26th, an “altered” history was changed back to the right course.

I’ve timed this post to appear at 18:48 to the 24th.  At that time, I shall be on my way home in time for the holidays.

Happy Independence and Liberation Days Kuwait. 

May god bless this country and everyone who calls it home.

Shuwaikh port has seen its fair share of financial crisis, economy slowdown and even war.  I love this view of the imported cars, containers in the middle and the city in the background.  I hope 2009 is a year of recovery for the world economies, bringing back a sense of reliability and trust.  

Whatever your field of work, this is going to be a tough year.  Personally I’m happy it’s not “just another year” but rather a year when changes will be seen.

To all of you and your loved ones – HAPPY NEW YEAR.

I would have tried to get a Christmas in Kuwait picture for this post, but intlxpatr has done a great comprehensive survey.  I took the above photograph on Carnaby Street earlier this month.  I think they had the best and most original decorations I’ve come across in quite some time.

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.  I hope your presents are not all disappointing 🙂

My warmest Eid greetings to everyone from a frosty cold London.  I wanted to have a photograph of sheep today, but a frozen meal of theirs will have to do.

Eid Mubarak to everyone.

Paris airport

That’s right… it’s Friday the 8th of the 8th of the 8th.  it’s 08:08 and I am officially on holiday for two weeks… Thank god!

Always HIGH by you.

Hard to believe it’s been 18 years! 

It was in 1990, August the 2nd almost to the hour, when Iraq invaded Kuwait.  Apart from a few countries, with more greed than sense, the world stood against the invasion.  We were free again seven months later.  A good summary of events is available on the BBC website.  Information on our fight back is available on this link.

I pray Kuwait’s flag is always flying high.  My condolences to all the families of the martyrs.

For Kuwait and for our children….. Independence and Liberation are essential.

May Allah bless this country and everyone who calls it home.

Taken in our living room this morning.  The chocolates were then attacked by the whole family.

Merry Christmas everyone.

It’s Liberation Day!

I was hoping to take a photo to commemorate this day but instead (being lazy) I decided to photoshop an older photograph to make the Kuwait flag with the traffic colours.

Happy Independence & Liberation. May god always bless Kuwait and everyone in it.

… to all.This was my way of celebrating the start of the holy month. The first photo, on the first day of Ramadan, of the holy book with the the focus on the word Ramadan.

I hope all your prayers are answered.

It was raining heavily for about two hours.  Whilst looking out of our living room window, I saw this couple arrive at the parking.  They paid the entrance fee (Egaila Beach Resort) got out of their car and walked to the end of the pier and back. They had made all this effort to enjoy being out in the rain. Lovely.

We moved back from London a few months ago.  To me, his looks like nothing further from crazy… but I am certain I will be the same by next winter.