Back from Canada as of a few weeks ago and settled back into routines and markings. Grannie is doing much better now alhamdulillah x Schools been busy; the week I got back we had inspections and people visiting which made everyone a tad bit on edge and it was just hectic all around. We also have an International Day coming up next Wednesday so expect pictures from that! Similar to what was done last year (if you recall seeing pictures from ‘Italy’ that my class did last year), except at this school its a whole production filled with song and dance and lights; the whole ten yards! Exciting no?! Our country this year is Costa Rica as the other 2nd grade classes are Argentina and Panama so we’re all sticking to the ‘Americas’. Cannot wait to show you my board!! so so cool and so proud of it! Kudos to my TA who is a genius and loves art and detail like me and never thinks my ideas are OTT and goes with it lol we’re a good team alhamdullillah! A girl in my class had brought in a cake for me upon my return with a note from her mum saying ‘because she love you too much!’ which was adorbs lol and I also received a personalized mug from another girl which melted my heart a little. As frustrated as I get and however many feelings I feel at times whilst teaching lol my ickle class still gets me every time <3

err we went desert camping this past weekend; a few teachers from school had organized a day in the desert similar to what was apparently done last year so we went along. It was uber cool and not what I expected. Not ‘glamping’ lol it was essentially a fenced compound with about 5 tents within the enclosure. From the outside they look a bit daft but step in and you’ve got beds in one, sofas in another with TV’s and electricity, a grass garden, a tiled kitchen, a regular toilet lol all the comforts of home really. We spent the day playing games and just chilling; there was a barbeque with some delish meats and salads and it was a really lovely day out! 🙂

Also visited the Qout market; again you might recall seeing/reading about it last year. The atmosphere hadn’t changed much, but we enjoyed strolling and eating lol btw, Evian do Kenzo water?!! only in Kuwait init!

We did a Thanksgiving (American) with everyone as well a couple weeks ago which was nice; we had a potluck, so I made apple cumble and was quite chuffed with meself haha felt a tad bit over dressed for the occasion as it wasn’t ‘that’ type of fancy dress Thankgiving lol but oh well! My first American Thanksgiving accomplished! Usually we do turkey and mash and all that jazz with the famnily back home and go to the cottage for Canadian Thanksgiving so nothing drastically different there!

Also! Parent teacher interviews! on a weekend! and I survived! haha the same week I got back, interviews were set for the Saturday meaning we really only got one day off school resulting in the feeling of an extra long week 🙁 but! after interviews Iman and I visited one of the malls which was holding a free manicure type thing so we figured why not after such a long day lol aandd I finally got the chance to meet the lovely lady who had invited me to her salon last year (Marshmallows @marshmallows_kwt) ! Such a lovely person who insisted on sitting with us whilst we got our nails done and chatted with us as though we’d been friends for ages which was really lovely! Hi Shahad if you’re reading this! If you’re in Kuwait reading this, definitely go visit the salon for a mani/pedi, hair colouring or somethang! Guaranteed you won’t leave disappointed!

Other than that not much else has been happening. Have a couple arts&crafts pieces the girls have made which turned out cutesy which I’ll post, and something hella exciting as well but don’t want to jinx it so say inshallah lol hopefully you’ll know soon enough! Sharing some pictures from here and there and inshallah I’ll be back on here soon enough! xx

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My cousin from Canada came to visit a few weeks ago on a whim and we were excited to have someone else in our home. Took him out and about, the malls and souks and of course any where there was food because it was all halal lol we’d been wanting to make a trip back out to the desert to get on the ATV’s like last year when my sister was over so this was a perfect opportunity! We did it as a whole group this time which was loads of fun and had a couple unfortunate events prior to even getting on the ATV’s! In a nutshell this is what happened: car got stuck in sand, tried to reverse etc which resulted in it being stuck further, put it in reverse and tried to push, which resulted in keys being locked in the car whilst its in reverse stuck in the sand, randoms coming to help us resulting in the inevitable of having to smash the window, steel pipe would not break the back window no matter who tried, resulted in lovely cousin throwing a rock through the window which took out not one but both back windows…….! Those pictures are currently on Facebook so will share them here when I get a chance but man oh man! Once we finally got on, Shaheer decided to flip over and gash his hand and back and eek! one thing after another lol alhamdulillah he wasn’t too bad but blood = squirmish and queasy me :S

We had the freedom to roam wherever we wanted and got up close and personal with some camels which was so so cool! scary at first but they were terribly friendly! My favourite is the happy chappy one who looks like he’s smiling! 😀 xxx

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Shirt: Zara

Necklace: Gift

BF Jeans: Primark

Shoes: Zara