Friday, 11 November 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
my latest book read is of “Princess”. This book is told in the first person by “princess sultana”, a member of the the Al Saud royal family. her story is of her life as the youngest daughter of her family through to raising her own children, and she also shares stories of other women from Saudi Arabia that she has heard and experienced over the years. The stories are shocking, and by the end of it I am really appalled by the actions of some individuals that she came across. I think it is a very important read, just to really open people’s eyes to the life of a woman in Saudi Arabia. Although princess sultana is one of the very lucky few, the women's lives around her are very saddening even though they are incredibly wealthy.
without giving too much away i am happy for her by the end of the book, but i know her life story is not over yet. if you are curious to learn more about the workings of the saudi royals, you should deffo read this book! I believe she has written a few more books which i look forward to reading in the future as i am curious to know about her daughters lives.
whilst reading this book i hear news that saudi arabia has finally allowed women to vote! i know i should feel happy, but deep down i honestly think there are more important issues to deal with than letting a woman tick a box life child brides for example, but that’s for a different post!
Wednesday, 14 September 2011
Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Saturday, 30 July 2011
just found out that Ameera has just finished her book"desperate in dubai" and it will be out on the 10th of August!
Thursday, 21 July 2011
So here is this months Glossybox! Came earlier than I was expecting, so I was pleasantly surprised when the postman knocked on my door :) Here are some pics!
|CIATE Nail Enamel|
|ETAT LIBRE Eau de Parfum|
|ILLAMASQUA Pure Pigment|
|WELEDA Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil|
|XEN-TAN Deep Bronze Luxe|
Friday, 24 June 2011
|I covered my address with a mug mat :) comes tracked in the mail so no chance of it going missing in the post!|
|such a nice box! you can definitely use the box to store other items in!|
|so here are the items! they are all nicely displayed inside the box and I can't wait to try them out!|
|retails at £30!|
|you get a voucher code for £30 off the 15ml bottle, good eh?|
|comes with a little booklet about the perfume|
|retails at £20! this is shade "secret places of love"|
Monday, 23 May 2011
|That multicolored building is the First World Hotel, which has the most rooms in the world!|
|we stayed at 9: ria apartments|
Saying this place was creepy is the understatement of the century!!! I knew from the moment I looked at it that there was something very wrong about it all. My emotions are easily affected by my surroundings, and this place was sending my anxiety off the charts! So we got out of the minivan and the driver sped off quickly. Already I was telling my husband that I wanted to find another place but he said that it was only for one night and that we would be ok!
There were a couple of people at reception and that was pretty much it, the place was deserted, and I honestly mean that. I think we must have been one of the only people in that place. We get our key and make our way past one shop where i spy some maggi noodles, that was literally the best thing about the place haha! We got into this old elevator and got to the 14th floor and that's where the real fun began. Inside the apartment there was a kitchen and living room, and then 2 separate bedrooms with their own en-suites. You could not see anything out of the window as it was incredibly misty. It was like being inside a cloud. And the worst bit was that the whole building groaned and the wind made the worst kind of noise against the windows, really horrible howling!
I wanted to take a shower but the water was freezing and stopped after a while, and the room felt damp, it just smelt of oldness. I was really moody at this point and hungry so my hubby and his friend decided to go downstairs and get my maggi. I was left with the girlfriend and we were in the living room just hanging out and then suddenly she said she was tired and feeling ill so she went to lie down in her bedroom. I went into my room to put some makeup on and I left my bedroom door wide open. I was doing my makeup in the mirror and I heard stuff being moved around in the kitchen. I was happy because the guys were back with my food! I also felt like someone was watching me from the living room, and I assumed it was my husband.
I went out and they weren't in the main room so I thought they had maybe gone into the other bedroom but I looked inside and my friend looked up from her bed looking puzzled. I asked her where the guys were and she looked a bit confused and told me to check her bathroom. I thought it was a bit weird that they were hanging out in the bathroom but when I went to check, nobody was there. I then thought they must have gone out again so I went and waited in the living room. I was pretty bored and was just sitting all alone just watching the fog roll by the windows (we were quite high up). I then looked down at my fingernails and I remember that they had turned blue!
Then this the freaky part, I am diagnosed with vertigo and I have an irrational fear of heights. I will literally start crying if I feel unsafe and I even freak out when walking around a shopping mall. But I looked at the window and for some reason I wanted to look out. I slowly walked over and opened the window, and felt the cold air and mist. I leant right over as the window was waist high, and looked down and it looked like a very long drop, and I kept on thinking how easily I could fall out...and suddenly I felt like something was glaring at me from the corner of my eye, something seriously evil and it felt like a woman, and I snapped out of it and shut the window fast and spun round.
I only told my hubby my story once we were back in KL and he looked very concerned. He knows how crazy my fear of heights is and so he seemed to think that I had been drawn to the window?! I have no reason to make it up and I had no idea that the place was apparently haunted until I researched a bit online.
And to end this lovely story, all the photos I took of this specific hotel have gone. All the other pictures I took of this area are still in my computer, including the rides etc but I can't find the hotel ones anywhere, almost like they were wiped from the camera..freaky eh? :p
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Magloba is an Arabic dish my mother in law taught me so Im gonna teach you!
First boil a pot of water, enough to cook your chicken in
Once boiling, place whole chicken in water, along with 2 tablespoons of Curry powder and one tablespoon of tumeric powder, with a couple of pinches of salt
Let it boil for about 40 minutes
Heat up the oven at 200c and wash the rice
Remove the chicken from the pot and place in a baking tray in the middle rack and cook for 20, or whenever chicken is done.
Meanwhile, use the chicken stock left in the pot to cook your rice with
Cut up some Tomato and cucumber into small pieces and mix with the rice when it is done.
Take your yoghurt and put into a serving bowl. Cut up one clove of Garlic and stir into the yoghurt. Take your leftover cucumber and slice it, also mixing it in the yoghurt. Finally add Salt and pepper to the yoghurt to your taste.
Now everything is ready! Just put your rice around the chicken and serve with the yoghurt! Simples!