Cardiff Castle-Part 1


Last weekend, we dropped Cardiff Castle a visit and it was amazing🙂 We loved the whole trip to this place which turned out to be huge unlike what it seemed to be. We got there early in the morning around 9:30 am on a Saturday to avoid the crowd and I believe we were the first ones to be there. We bought the House Tour ticket because some rooms are locked and opened only for House Tour holders beside we had a great guide who gave us a brief history about each room.

Seeing the castle from the inside with all the corridors, hallways and narrow stairs was really amazing. I felt as I was in The Game of Thrones or Outlander😛

You can read more about the castle as I’m don’t have the time to write that much of information. In this post you’ll see photos of The Winter Smoking Room where men used to enjoy smoking in winter in this room after finishing their lunch/dinner and also you’ll the The Nursery Room which belonged to the four children of the family and had beautiful drawings on the wall of so many fictional characters.

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Book Review: Sleeper’s Castle


“Little Welsh children, taken away to England by order of the king”.

     Reading this book while I’m in Wales and knowing more about the history of this city has been an exciting experience.

     This book has it all; Dreams, Day Dreams, Time Travel, Romance, History, Heroes, Two Worlds, Psychology, Crime and more.

    Can you imagine reading a book that has everything you like in one place? I enjoyed reading this book a lot, I can’t describe my feelings about this, I’m overwhelmed and can’t get all the characters out of my mind.

     Andy dreams of the past and Catrin dreams of the Future. They cross path in their dreams and meet each other. Shocked by the discovery but not afraid of the abnormal activities happening in Sleeper’s Castle where everyone has his own share of dreams. Both woman will deal many things to reach for peace and settle in harmony after struggling with grief and agony.

     I loved all the characters, especially Catrin and Edmund; their story was beautifully written and developed. The mains character Andy was ok, didn’t have that emotional attachment to her, not like Catrin. I felt that Catrin was stronger and more in control of her life considering the time she has lived in and what she has faced in her life by her father. I guess I wanted to know more about Andy and Bryn but that is left for the reader to imagine and enjoy after finishing this book. And the final discovery about Bryn, didn’t see that coming but I LOVED IT.

     The dreaming part was so powerfully written in the book, it felt as if it was real, like you (the reader) were there inside the book and inside the dreams. The writing style, the details, the characters, the plot was just perfects. This was my first read for Barbara Erskine but it won’t be the last.

Highly Recommended

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Book Review: When Breath Becomes Air


“So what tense was I living? Have I proceeded beyond the present tense and into the past perfect? The future tense seems vacant and, on other’s lips, jarring.”

This book broke my heart and shattered it to pieces. My mother died of cancer almost 11 years ago, and I can’t imagine how it was for her to know that she has cancer, the unknown seemed a bit clear, that this fatal illness brings only misery and death even when you become better, it comes back again with lots of pain, misery and DEATH.

Paul Kalanithi is a neurosurgeon, from the book you can feel/know that he was a great man with a great future that he didn’t have, or maybe had half of it or a bit, who knows. The book starts with his life as a residence, then moves to when he became a patient, after that it ends with his wife Lucy talking about his last days and how he died.

The first part was ok. The 2nd part was awful, because we as regular patients, don’t have the full picture of our illnesses even when the doctor tries to explain everything to you. But imagine a doctor finding out that he has cancer and how fatal it is; this was awful. I mean, how he had to deal with it after knowing/seeing his results, that was really bad.

Coming to the end of the book where Lucy his wife ends the book with the last few days of his life spent surrounded by his family and loved ones, describing his death by her own words was really sad and heartbreaking. I cried reading his wife’s words.

I finished this book in just 4 hrs, couldn’t keep it down.

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Pettigrew Tea Rooms-Cardiff Castle


A couple of days ago, the weather was really beautiful and cold a bit. I wanted to visit Pettigrew Tea Rooms but the non-stop rainy weather didn’t let us have a nice walk. It’s located in Bute Park just after Cardiff Castle, which is a 10 minutes walk from where I’m staying (The Hayes). Didn’t have difficulty in finding it, as it is situated on the road, so easy to find.

There is a small entrance for the small Tea Room and there’s the bigger entrance just from the Bute Park entrance which we used. I wanted to sit outdoors as it’s not every day you get this weather especially knowing that i’ll get back to the hottest climate on earth soon, so I wanted to get enough cool weather🙂

I got the poached eggs with salmon on brown toast and black coffee. The presentation was very simple yet so elegant, i loved how everything was so simple yet beautiful and stunning. The view I had while having this dish was beyond amazing, surrounded by greens everywhere and huge trees like you’ve never seen before. I’ll go again to Bute Park and take more photos of the place.

This small place is highly recommended. You MUST eat there and I suggest you have your breakfast. I might go an afternoon tea to try the scones and mini sandwiches.






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Cadbury World-Bournville


So currently, we are enjoying our vacation in the UK, exactly in Cardiff. It’s a beautiful city which I’ll talk about later after I finish exploring it. But now let me tell you more about our first trip.

Jana & I arrived to Cardiff on Saturday 23rd of July and on the same day we booked our tickets to Cadbury World with my brother on the 24th. We took the train to University and then to Bournville . The Factory is just 10 minutes walk from the station. We arrived a little bit early, our tour was supposed to start at 1:50pm so we had 30 minutes to have a quick bite because the journey from Cardiff to Bournville was really long, around 2hrs 15 minutes.

The place is huge, the tour took around 2 hrs inside the factory, after they scanned our tickets, they gave each one of us 3 bars of Cadbury chocolate, even Jana who entered for free because she is under 4.

After that the tour started, we walked inside a Cacao jungle to explore the history of how chocolate came to Bournville. After that we went inside a small theatre where we saw a short movie about the establishing of Cadbury brothers, after that another theatre but with small 4D effects on how Cacao is made, which was a lot of fun.

After that we got inside the factory and it was really hot, and it was not allowed to take photos. After that we took the ride which was fun and Jana enjoyed a lot.

We went inside another part of the factory where they made beautiful chocolate and gave us a lot to try and eat. Sugar overdose hehe🙂

After that we went outside behind the factory where Jana enjoyed playing in the huge playground and then we got inside the 4D cinema which was lots of fun, everybody has to finish their journey in this place, it’s a must.


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Book Review: Jane Steele


I have to say this … I became a huge fan of Lyndsay Faye’s writing after reading the Timothy Wilde trilogy and she made me love Historical Fiction and can say that I’m addicted to this genre because of her.

Her style in writing, in building up the characters, narrating the story, the events and how the plots develops amazes me. You think you know how it will end but later you find yourself you are wrong for she is no ordinary writer that let you figure out things before the ending.

Jane Steele relates to Jane Eyre’s novel somehow, however you want to see it or relate it it depends on the reader himself. Actually Jane Steele tells her story by addressing the reader every now and then. Whatever Jane does through the story, you can’t but fall in love with her and her unique characters, even when she becomes a criminal killing people who are hurting the people she cares about the most.

She has been sent away from where she used to reside with her aunt to a boarding school where she commits a murder and escape with her school friend to London where her character changes dramatically due to the events she faces with her friend Rebecca Clarke.

Then she learns that the place where used to reside need a governess and applies for the job because her mother once told her that this place belonged to her but her aunt Patience took it from them. She becomes the governess of the residents that now belongs to Charles Thornfield and falls in love with him but he himself has a dark past of his own that we discover at the end.

I myself fell in love with Charles Thornfield with his wittiness and sweet language when addressing Jane, either when comforting her or teasing her, he’s such a magnificent man.

A must read for sure❤

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O Cafe Experience


Before the beginning of Ramadan, I dropped a visit to O Cafe located in Sha’ab Seaside (Behind Champions men) to try their menu and products. The people of Oishiii Restaurant created a small cafe in the heart of Kuwait where it’s always busy with residence, gymers and more. They thought of giving these people a choice of healthy food and drinks.

Their products are checked everyday regarding its expiry dates and changed accordingly. We tried Matcha Frappaccino, Matcha Latte, Cappuccino, Croissant and 2 other sandwiches which I  can’t remember. Everything was great, loved the cozy cafe with its beautiful atmosphere and I think it will be copier in winter or when the weather starts to change.


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Zain Al-Adghal مسرحيه زين الادغال


Like every year, before the end of Ramadan, we receive an invitation from the lovely team of the marketing team in Zain Telecom to their final rehearsal of their yearly play.

Every year they come up with new ideas, new decorations, songs, lyrics, plots and so many more that keeps the audience overwhelmed with joy and entertained.

This year was much better than last year, it contained waterfalls, lights, beautiful decoration etc.

One thing I have to talk about which is the words of the play. Every year Heba Hamada comes with a unique way of presenting the story/idea of the play playing with words, her talent is beyond amazing mashallah.

Why I like Zain plays? Because they HAVE a meaning and they teach our kids good things/deeds unlike the other plays.



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Book Review: A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice & Fire)


I can say that I’m proud of myself for finishing this book in less than a month and I can also say that I’ve enjoyed every word and page of this book. I cannot explain to you how mind-blowing this book was. Probably the best so far, can’t judge for I haven’t completed the series but so far it’s the best. The characters, the scenes, the language used in this book is beyond amazing, I really don’t know how George R. R. Martin comes up with such words and descriptions of characters and events but he’s one hell of a gifted writer.

In this book we come to know more about Lysa, Catelyn’s sister. How they killed her baby from Littlefinger, who did it and why, which made her suffer her whole life until she became pregnant from Jon Arryn.

Sansa being in love with Ser Loras but then she becomes disappointed when she learns that she is to be wedded to Ser Wallis who’s the crippled brother of Loras and Margery. I felt sorry for Sansa in this book for what she has gone through. I wonder how she’s keeping it together with everything that has happened to her and knowing that she’s the reason that King Joeffery is dead, well that was something. I did’t expect Ser Dontos to have a hand in it but he did and the one who was arranging all of this was of course Littlefinger (I hate him).

There is one character which I loved in the T.V. show but hated in the books. It’s Robb Stark, God how stupid he was. Doing stupid things just because Jeyne nursed him and not listening to his own mother, no wonder he got killed and Jeyne stayed alive. I wonder if she had a hand in his murder. Hammy well I guess I’ll never know until I read the 4th or 5th book.

The description of Brienne of Tarth is outrageous, I mean how ugly can a woman be hehe. The words said to her or about her are really awful and she doesn’t seem to care. But I loved her more and more in the books and how devoted and honourable she was.

Now, let’s move on to Jaime Lannister who was really awful and wicked in the beginning of this book until the end when his character has changed dramatically after he knew that his sister was sleeping with other men just to get to what she wants. That broke his heart and made him realise the things he’s done in his life and how she wanted to repent or do something honourable which was saving Sansa even after he knew that she killed his son. I also liked how they changed his look in the book, he became bald with a long beard. I kept imagining his face without hair.

Deaneries comes to know of Ser Jorah’s unfaithfulness and banishing him as a punishment. She couldn’t kill him because (from my point of view) she had feelings for him but couldn’t or wouldn’t admit, on the other hand he did admit that he loved her and he wanted her forgiveness but she didn’t grant him that. Poor old man. I love his character a lot.

In this book, we also get to know more about The Night Shift and The Wildlings. How the night shift was created. Who was in control and how it became under Jon Snow’s control. At the end of this book he becomes Lord Commander and thinks of how he’ll fight Stannis Baratheon. I felt sad for him and Ygritte, i think they would have made a great couple if she had survived in this series. She was a wildling by heart, she loved Jon deeply but she couldn’t abandon her people, the same thing applies on Jon Snow. So sad😦

Oh and the ending was WOOOOW. I didn’t see that coming. Now I can’t wait to see/read what will happen or what she’ll do!

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Book Review: A Clash of Kings


“The roots of the trees go deep, and under the ground The Kings of Winter sit their thrones”

I can’t believe I’ve finished this book. Finally, I’m done with book two and moving to book three. I can say that I’m really proud of myself for reading this great sequel Song of Ice & Fire. It’s not an easy read at all but it’s worth every minute, hour, day, week, and months spent on reading them. From my own personal opinion, these books should be taught as they are considered literary masterpieces.

Book 2 is better than book 1. For I struggled a lot in Book 1 to get to know all the characters, kingdoms and stories connected to families and lands. In book 2 we see a depth for some characters and we learn more about their pasts and what made them the way they are now. I got confused with some characters from the show. In the book Reek is Ramsay but in the show Reek is Theon, I did some googling and it did a lot of explaining. I have to admit, the books are much better than the show, but still the show is amazing.

Now, I’d like to see what will happen to Sansa, Theon, Bran, Rickon, Robb & Arya in Book 3 and I’ve heard that book 3 is totally different than the show.

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Ramadan Kareem & Thank You All


Received amazing and delicious Ramadan gifts from so many people/companies/restaurants/cafes.

Thank you very much❤









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Book Review: Beside Myself


This is one of the weirdest and most enjoyable books I’ve ever read so far. It frustrates you, makes you mad, upset, angry and all those awful feelings, you get them for real. The concept of the story is new, or maybe this is my first read for this kind of plot.

The story is about two identical twin sisters that swap places/identities at the age of 7 when they were playing a game, but things find another way when Ellie won’t swap back to her identity and keeps acting as if she is Helen. Helen becomes frustrated and tries to tell her family the truth but everybody thinks that she has mental problems, when Ellie is the one who is having some issues dealing after the death of her father.

At the beginning, you get really confused trying to connect the dots together, who is who. Ellie, Helen, and Smudge. The story goes back in time and then back to real life with different personality. You can see how young Ellie is different from the grown up Ellie and the same goes for Helen. And I was also wondering if the mother herself is suffering from mental illness for not admitting the problems her daughters were going through or when she denied the incident that happened to Helen who’s supposed to be Ellie and called her a MONSTER. It’s a bit confusing, but the ending left me heart broken:/

The plot is really good, the characters are beyond amazing, how she shaped them, from up to low and the other way around. Dealing with mental illness with a family that doesn’t want to admit there is a problem and neglecting it shows that to could lead to many other problems.

Well done Ann Morgan.

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