Saturday, April 25, 2015

Breakfast and a Stroll

For the past several weeks we've had lots of dust storms off and on.  In fact, it always seems they arrive just in time for the weekend, which is what happened yet again on Thursday.  Yesterday was definitely a stay-at-home kinda day, and although today was still very windy, I managed to get out and about with a friend for breakfast and a walk.
There are several branches of Ayyame Restaurant in Kuwait, but this one is in an area known as The Village.  We had homous and foul, falafel, roasted potatoes, a variety of breads, cucumber, tomatoes, coffee and tea.
The area where it is located is known as Abu Hasania.  Even though we were blasted with blowing sand and dust a couple of times, we still managed to have a nice 30 minute walk up and down the neighborhood streets. 
Some of the homes have a view of the sea.

This home by far was my favorite.
 So colorful and charming; surrounded by lush greenery and delightful design touches such as the mosaics that were on the walkway and the surrounding wall.
 We were even able to see it from the opposite side.
I love that door!
 And the beautiful bougainvillea.
 It's always fun to explore new locations, finding spots of beauty along the way.
Happy Saturday!

27 comments:

Linda said...

Despite the dust, there are pretty green spaces. :) It's very green here now thanks to the rainy day which really continues to bring out all of the blooms and leaves. I love spring in Illinois where it's such an obvious change. Going to be a rainy day here today for the thousands running in the Illinois Marathon in Champaign. We will be heading down there a little later - not to run but to have our usual Saturday lunch out with Sarah and her boyfriend (a nice tradition) and then shopping for a few things including primer and paint since we will be finishing the garage space. My list of "to-do" projects here at the house and in the yard are a mile long, so I'd better finish my coffee (that's my breakfast) and get busy!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Your story about dust storms reminds me of the dust storms of central USA. I've been in a dust storm or two and they are mind boggling!
Your photos are lovely and show a beautiful part of the world.

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

What beautiful sights! We've had rain here but finally the sun came out this morning. That house is beautiful. All the time it must have taken to do all that gorgeous mosaic! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hugs!

linda said...

I'm glad that you managed to get out Tammy those dust storms are awful! your breakfast sounds yummy and what a lovely walk, that home is very pretty, I miss bougainvillea what a pity it's too cold for it to grow here.

Lorrie said...

Happy Saturday to you, Tammy. Love the glimpses of the homes you walked by. The mosaics along the walkway are so striking and attractive. Glad you were able to enjoy getting out in spite of the dust storms.

Mereknits said...

You are so good at finding the beauty that surrounds you. That house is gorgeous, the tile inlay is beautiful. I imagine it is very pricey to live by the sea. I am so excited for you that June is coming so fast!
Hugs to you,
Meredith

Amy at love made my home said...

I don't suppose that everywhere is as lovely as you show - although it would be lovely if it were! - but it is amazing to me that there are so many lovely and pretty places that you can find to share with us. Thank you for taking us along, glad you had a good time with your friend! xx

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, what a different place you took us! I also love that house, what a neat place to live. We're at the beach for my birthday.. crazy weather with rain, clouds and now sun. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

♥RoseHillCollections♥ said...

Hi Tammy,

You take very beautiful pictures. I would have loved to take a stroll in such places... :)

Have a good weekend!!

Createology said...

What a lovely charming home with all the mosaics. Color makes it look happy. Spending time with your friend and enjoying good food is a blessing. Beautiful day for a walk...other than those awful dust storms you get! Lovely week ahead...

Kit said...

I loved my little tour! That home is so lovely. I am glad you are able to get out and about with your walks. It is a cool and lovely spring day here. I am enjoying my gardens. :) Kit

Debby said...

such beautiful pictures. I would love living by a sea.

Blondie's Journal said...

The dust doesn't sound like a very favorable way to enjoy the day with but you seemed to have captured a great time in your words and pictures. So many brilliant colors in the homes and flora. And the pic of the sea...heavenly. I pray for less dusty days! :)

Jane x

Derya said...

Hi Tammy is very colorful and beautiful views of photos , come spring , I wish you a pleasant weekend ... :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

That home is breathtakingly BEAUTIFUL! LOVE all the color!! Yep, dust storms are no fun!! Glad you were able to get out for a bit. blessings ~ tanna

Dagmar said...

Just beautiful Tammy, your photos made it feel like we were walking along with you!
Hope your weekend is going well.
Xo
Dagmar

Betsy said...

I, too, love that door. So pretty. I love taking walks with you and seeing the lovely sights near you. I'm sorry about the dust storms.
Blessings,
Betsy

Wanda said...

Oh that home is beautiful. The color the details, the tile and greenery. Loved it all.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Wow, a yummy breakfast and what a stroll in such a lovely area. That makes it always so special and even more so when shared with a friend!
That bougainvillea is a dream; wish we could keep them alive here in winter but we cannot!
Hugs,
Mariette

Quinn said...

Thanks for sharing your scenic rambles. I miss the ocean...so many seaside pictures on the internet today. Got me thinking about braving a long drive to see the sea :)

Tanya said...

I LOVE your strolls, and that I get to come along. Beautiful scenery in a part of the world I will probably never be lucky enough to see in person. The birds are charming - I DO love birds! We have a mockingbird that has been singing non-stop (and I DO mean NONSTOP - it's starting to get annoying at 2:00 in the morning) for the past month now. Happy week, Tammy - thanks for the walk (I LOVE that restaurant and the big roses on the wall!)

Melanie said...

I know you have a lot of dust storms, but I'm glad you can find the beauty in some of the houses and flowers around you as you take your walks. Glad you got some girlfriend time, too - always important!

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

You have a great variety of stylish restaurants to choose from, Tammy. I always enjoy seeing where you have breakfast, lunche etc. The colorful house is a real eye-catcher with fun details.
Have a great day, hopefully without dust storms.
Hugs,
Julia

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous pictures and such exotic sights, Tammy! The house is so colourful and the mosaics are amazing. I am glad you were able to get out for a walk despite the dust storms.....and that you enjoyed a yummy breakfast too! Have a good week.
Helen xox

Mrs. Micawber said...

That house and those mosaics are stunning! It would fit right into New Mexico, don't you think? :)

Your breakfasts always look so exotic and delicious, Tammy. Have a wonderful weekend!

(Commenting problems tonight - I hope I haven't left this six times already....)

barbara judge said...

Such a beautiful city to stroll with the sea at your doorstep. Colors remind me of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the U.S. Perhaps dry arid places use color to make their surrounding "pop," against the sand. Nice post -- barbara

Gracie Saylor said...

I have been in just a little dust storm out in the Southwest USA years ago, and we had to stop driving and then ended up with sand in the gas tank and car troubles and the whole experience was scary, so I especially admire your ability to cope with frequent dust storms so well, Tammy.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos of some of the lovely sights around you, which must help you cope with the less pleasant parts of your environment, and are certainly a joy for me to see! xx

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