Thursday, February 02, 2006
Oops, updates and waffle
Starting with this Chevy. Not, as I said about the silver one, a nasty modification, Chevrolet must sell them like this because the one above passed us as as we went out this morning. The smaller red letters are his e-mail address. Sounds like a rap star but that's all I'm saying!
It brings me to the second oops. Well not quite an oops but the buildings in the background are across the road from us. Lots of new eateries opening up including....the Chocolate Bar! Good job I'm leaving. Anyway, I picked up a free book with info on all the restaurants in Kuwait and found out that the Chocolate Bar is indeed a local bar and was the brain child of Nouf al Mutawa and Bibi al Sabah - two women! Good for them and apparently it is very popular. Not surprising, when you read about the chocolate ingredients flown in from Belgium and the summer and winter menus...
More of a doh! than an oops - I bought a diary recently with the Arabic holidays in it and Eid, when the sheep are slaughtered, is Eid al Adha in full. This is translated as the Feast of Sacrifice, which I hadn't heard before.
Hmm. I can't remember why I uploaded this photo and now it looks out of place in this post! It's an restaurant of some kind. Since most of Kuwait is beige, it's certainly noticeable. (I really don't know how I managed to make it look like the crooked house though!) We passed it on the way to lunch at Peppe's Pizza. Mark remembers Peppe's from the eighties when he was living in Norway. He gave it the thumbs up because they still do the meatballs!