Friday, August 10, 2012


I managed to get out for a walk before noon.  Taking a different route, exploring new streets and seeing new sights helps to keep me going.
Most of Kuwait looks like this.
Lots of concrete, piles of rubble as new buildings go up, and very little shade.
But when I walk, I focus on the beauty that is there to be found. 

Last night we met Mona and Ali for iftar at Wasabi.

Then headed back to our house for dessert and coffee.  Some traditional sweets along with jam shortbread and a chocolate slice (recipe can be found here).
Our Friday will be a quiet one spent at home.
Best wishes for a wonderful weekend.



Hi Tammy,

Do you fast for Ramadan?


Helen Philipps said...

I have just been catching up, and I have so enjoyed your walking posts, Tammy. The pictures are so interesting, it's as if I'm going exploring too :) I hope you have a lovely weekend, and enjoy the rest of your friend's visit.....and your yummy baking too.
Helen x

Heather - The Good Life said...

Sounds like a perfect day, a refreshing walk and and an evening spent with friends. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend. We have one week left before the start of school. Take care, Heather

Claudia said...

I love seeing these glimpses of Kuwait. Thank you for them, Tammy. Have a wonderful weekend.


oldthings said...

You did a nice walk! In some places has little shade. I hope always to have fun with friends like yesterday evening.
Have a wonderful weekend

Debi Y. said...

Nice pictures Tammy - have a great weekend. :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Lovely photos! I love that you focus on the green and not the other parts. :)

Dinner with friends is always nice. :)

Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend, too. :)

Mereknits said...

First lovely friends, then a quiet day. Sounds perfect.

koralee said...

Oh how lovely..there is so much beauty...and spending time with friends is the icing on the cake. Have a wonderful weekend.

Anne said...

Tammy your treats look fabulous. I bet you made your friends day when she seen those. I loved seeing your pictures. I feel like I went along for the walk with you. I hope you have a great weekend too.

Deborah said...

I find your posts so interesting! This is such an unknown world to me except for what happens in the news and I'm sure that view is a bit skewed. Yummy treats,too.

Pam said...

Your photos are beautiful. Your posts are so uplifting as you search out the beauty in your surroundings.

We've had excessive heat warning all week. One day was 116 and is to be 115 today. Kids have still been going out for playground at school. Rowan the youngest declared "Mema, it really isn't that hot! Daddy said that one time it was 126". I told her I thought the real record was 122 but she insists that one day it was 126. So I guess when you compare 115 to 126 "It's really not that hot!"

angeliki said...

Seems like a very interesting walk to me!! I also love discovering new places!!
The chocolate slices look delicious (I looooooove chocolate!)
Many kisses,

Celestial Charms said...

Love your attitude about seeking out the beauty around you, and I so enjoy looking at your photographs. Your inspiring me to take my camera along for walks with my dog. :)
Have a lovely weekend Tammy.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I scrolled through a few of you walking posts and enjoyed the photos of Kuwait.

Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

It's Friday so you must be at home being quiet. I won't disturb you.....shhhhhhhh

Have a lovely weekend. I enjoyed your photos of your neck of the woods, as always.


val said...

neat photos...I loved the one with the nets over the dates! So neat to see how others live....thanks for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself.

Fruitful Fusion said...

I try to do the same Tammy, focus on the beauty. I live in a similar environment to you! Today we walked to the supermarket in the afternoon and I was pleasantly surprised to feel a cool breeze! Iftars here are about to get busy (and fun) with visiting guests!

La Tea Dah said...

I think Ramadan is very nice with all the delicious night-time treats! I'm enjoying your posts which contain pictures of such beautiful, exotic, REAL food! I'm glad you can find so many beautiful places to explore on your walks.

It's hot here right now --- DH is watering our lawn like crazy. It's still green, but it is taking a lot of work to keep it that way!

Enjoy your week-end!

Diane said...

You do find the beauty - everywhere. Love the interesting walks you take us on and the sweets look soooo good! Diane

Nicole Sanders said...

Thank you for sharing these images it gives a good insight into the beautiful side of Kuwait. Enjoy your weekend:)

podso said...

I enjoyed seeing the sights of your walk around the neighborhood. It's amazing how we can find beauty around us if we just look for it!

Mary said...

I believe I would have skipped the restaurant and just come to your home for more of your delicious baked specialties!

Glad you found some pretty green spots in that 'concrete jungle'. Good to know there are new buildings going up - progress is always positive in any city. What fruits are in the protective green bags? Dates maybe?

Have a wonderful weekend dear.
Mary X

Serena Lewis said...

A lovely walk, Tammy...thanks for taking us with you. I always enjoy seeing the sights with you. I'm home from hospital now and getting lots of bed rest. Thanks for your well wishes. xo

Sharon said...

Great photos. A question...why the netting on that one plant? I am guessing all sorts of answers in my head. Your goodies look so delicious. I hope you are enjoying your weekend! Thanks for the visit.

Mistea said...

I love seeing the resilience of the landscape. Thanks for sharing.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Tammy....I truly love seeing photos from where you live. Indeed there is lots of beauty to be found!

Happy Upcoming Week!

vicki said...

Hi Tammy-- you are so right to look for beauty everywhere--- I think it makes us appreciate it all the more. I'm thinking the jam shortbread sounds pretty good!!!!

Enjoy your Sunday--

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Good for you walking! Thanks for your visits and comments! Hope your weekend is good. Glad you got to dine out with friends. Susan

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I enjoyed seeing where you went out walking and a little of how Kuwait looks.
The sky is so blue and lots of pretty greenery around and the date palms are lovely.
Wishing you a happy new week

GardenofDaisies said...

It's so interesting to see your pictures and see what is over there on the other side of the world! The bags that hang in the trees... are those protecting the fruit from birds, or something? Hope you have a really nice week with your friend who is in town!

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,

You certainly do find the beauty - it's so interesting to see also. However, it must be hard walking when there is no shade with the high temperatures. How do you keep cool enough? I like the photo with the rooster!
Have a good week,

Catherine said...

That would have been a hot walk!
Hope you had a good weekend and wishing you a happy week!
xo Catherine

lovestitch said...

So glad you enjoy walking! I prefer running but walking is also great! Love all your photos, those cookies look so yummy! :)
You have a happy new week!
Best, LS

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It must be hard for many to see the beauty but I'm so glad you share your walks with us. It's hard to imagine places like this. Take care!

Melanie said...

I'm glad you can find the beauty when you take your walks, even among the rubble. Is the weather there really hot right now?

Lori ann said...

hi tammy, i like that you can find the beauty and focus on that even in the extreme heat. i really appreciate seeing your photos, it's so interesting where you live. my dad lived in iran in the 70's, but we weren't allowed to visit there, so would spend our summers with him in portugal.
glad your enjoying your time with your friends!

Catherine said...

I do enjoy seeing these snippets of where you live, it's great that you are still going out despite all the heat, it does feel good to have some time outside exploring. I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and the start of your week has been a happy one:)

Becca said...

Thank you for sharing pics of your surroundings Tammy! I know what you mean...when I lived in Vegas, I was bored and everything just looked brown, and hot to me, so I would really strive to find the beauty. You took some lovely shots and I love the last ones especially with the shade from the palms and other plants.

LP Vintage said...

I love your attitude - looking for the beauty in your surroundings is a great trait to cultivate! take care, Lorraine

Kathleen said...

Wow, I don't know how you manage to walk outdoors in such high temps! I like to get out and about whenever I can and enjoy the sunshine when we get some. That's why I've been away from the computer recently - we've been having good weather!

Also do you ever visit the website It's a great place for crocheters and knitters.

Sam I Am...... said...

Oh, how I would love to go out to eat there and taste all the wonderful foods!
How does that fasting work...all day until sunset? With that heat and no water isn't that dangerous? When do they do road work and such at night?
Just curious not meaning any disrespect.
Your desserts looked so delectable....good thing I wasn't there or no one would have gotten any! LOL! Looks like you had a wonderful evening with good food and good friends.

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