Posts Tagged ‘travel’

7 ways to beat swine flu this summer

August 23, 2009

1. Stay home and create an indoor spa with splashy background water music, a wind machine and a bright light.

2. Stay home and read a book.

3. Don’t eat pork (ok only joking).

4. Homeschool.

5. Order food online.

6. Turn down all party invitations.

7. Suicide.

Top 5 books- summer reading

July 24, 2009

Here are the Times Online top 5 :

1 A Most Wanted Man
by John le Carré

2 Rumour Has It
by Jill Mansell

3 My Sister’s Keeper
by Jodi Picoult

4 Sail
by James Patterson and Howard Roughan

5 The Beach House
by Jane Green

 

A Most Wanted Man: ”Annabel, a young civil rights lawyer working for a Hamburg charity, is about to risk her career by hiding her client Issa, a Muslim Russian illegal immigrant of her own age, from forcible return to the Russian prisons he has escaped from. By good fortune, she is in the process of moving flats”

Privates not on parade- and whatabout hot Ahmadi?

July 15, 2009

Rain , snow and freezing fog in Kuwait?

No that’s just wishful thinking on our part……………oh for a drop of water in this inferno. My very nostrils feel on fire and I have had to put vaseline up my nose to stop it burning…….what on earth did they do before AC?

Well this morning’s Arab Times tells us the’ Ahmadi police recently raided two apartments and arrested 41 Asian women who had reportedly advertised in their mother tongue inviting men for what they called ‘temporary marriage’, reports Al-Anba daily. A security source said the advertisements placed on apartment walls said the marriage pleasure cost KD 3 for one hour. All those arrested have been referred to the concerned authorities…..’all heating up even more down KOC way then……

Several Kuwaiti cadets have contracted swine flu in the UK- let’s hope they don’t intend to return to Kuwait to visit mama and baba…..or have they just manufactured a cough and the sniffles to miss parade?

A rose in the blue

July 15, 2009

Richard Cass buried a red rose in the Blue mountaiuns, a rose for his son, the son he believed he would never see again. 12 days ago Jamie Neale went for a walk that turned into a walkabout. Missing for akmost 2 weeks in the harsh Australian wilderness, rescuers and family had almost given up.

The 19-year-old had last been seen leaving a youth hostel in Katoomba, New South Wales, early on Friday July 3 to go for a trek in the rugged region.

When he failed to return, a search operation was launched – a check of his room revealed he had left his passport and mobile phone behind. Not a good idea when you are trekking off into the wild. In a dramatic development, the teenager was finally located by other hikers in the Blue Mountains, who alerted police.

Without food, Jamie survived on seeds, grass and a kind of lettuce and slept under a log during his ordeal.

Waterpark- maybe not

July 13, 2009

I was going to take my kids to the local waterpark today-it’s ladies’ day- until I read the news about the death of an English school boy,Nathan Griffiths,  in a waterpark in Pattaya Thailand. He got sucked into one of the underwater grills after diving to rescue his goggles.

Now all the whistling and over anxiousness of the lady lifeguards at out water park don’t seem so ill placed when they see my 5 year old dive into the whirlpool and swim underwater. Maybe their concerns are justified. Maybe I should take more care. And maybe we should just go to the beach from now on.

BA flight goes up in smoke

July 11, 2009

 

It seems it isn’t only the Air France jets we have to worry about these days……maybe BA should be offering danger money for flying with them instead of demanding staff take pay cuts? Or was it just that the captain fancied a sly fag before take off? Hundreds of people aboard the British Airways jet were evacuated just before take-off after reports of smoke in the cabin. We reported smoke on an Al Jazeera flight last week and the air steward just winked……..

The Heathrow-bound Boeing 747 had pushed back from the departure gate at Phoenix Airport , US, when the fumes were seen.The pilot promptly decided to evacuate all 298 passengers on board using the emergency slides.

Wheeheee! What a rush- getting to use the emergency slides when there isn’t really an emergency!! Come on now, hands up who really wants to try that? The brother in law of a friend of mine was training to be a Kuwait Airways steward some years ago….tempted beyond description, young A**** couldn’t resist pushing some button to let the slides go when the plane was on the ground and they were practising ( so the story goes). He got into big trouble…and is, by the way, no longer working for Kuwait Airways ……. 

Full fare-don’t lose your head over it!

July 11, 2009

It all got a bit too much for a London cabbie yesterday…….the driver in his 30s, tied a rope to a lamppost and the other end around his neck before driving off from the spot in Southwark, southeast London. His body was found by police slumped in the car – with his severed head yards away. How does anyone even think about killing themselves in such a way?? I mean did he sit down one day and think, ” Mmmm, that lamp post looks good. Now if I just attach my head to that, drive off at speed, my head will fall off. Yes, that’ll do it.” ?

What went through his head before he threw his head? What were his last thoughts as he hit the accelerator?

God- did he have a passenger in the back? News reports say, ”Officers are keen to determine if the dead man was a genuine black-cab driver”……. why are they going to charge him with damage to council property?

World’s Most Expensive City to live in is………

July 10, 2009

According to Yahoo, if you think your morning commute is expensive you should think again. The ride on a bus or subway in Tokyo costs $3.25, a newspaper and a cup of coffee on the way and the total comes to $11.70. That’s more than anywhere else in the world–24% more .

Not going there for my summer vacation anyway……… newspaper and a cup of coffee here I can get for about $3.00  I think…….and we don’t take taxis or buses do we….lol.