Friday, May 30, 2008

is it just me or has any one else noticed that Libyan woman (might be the same with Libyan men) will point out every thing negative about you as soon as they see you rather than pointing out the positive. actually not just Libyans, Arabs per say (although Egyptians have a mighty sweet tongue on them).

say for instance you go to a gathering, say a wedding, people will come up to you and they have to give you the 'up and down look' you know the one, where she starts from your hair and scans you all the way down to your shoes then back up again.

these ladies would be perfect at working for airport security or maybe whilst shes scanning me with her eyes i could ask her whether shes detected any biological abnormalities in me, if your gonna be scanning me with your eyes lady then i might as well gain some sort of benefit by knowing whether i have long to live!!!

then its a case of 'you look so yellow', 'my god look at you, whats happened you've lost weight, your cheeks and eyes have gone in, you used to look so healthy before' or the opposite, 'my my you have put weight on, u had such a nice figure before' that extra weight on your toe will prevent you from getting married' (ok slight exaggeration).

or woman trying to constantly fix you some how, they cant help but reach out with their hands and change the hairstyle that took you 45 minutes to perfect, and every one is a qualified beautician, no matter how good you think your make up is some one is bound to say its not dark enough, or not enough per say...

blah blah blah blah blah blah

occasionally you will be shocked by a nice gesture from some one, but seriously why start with the negative. talk about 7ateming ma3naweeyatna.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

as you all know we have had some pretty funky good weather, which is amazing for manchester.

so libyans being libyans, they jumped at the oppertunity of having zardahs...

zardah season has come early.....

so i wanted to share some of the delights of eating bbq meat surrounded by trees :)))))

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I've actually been meaning to blog but each time i want to i cant as i have no computer or Internet at my flat (yet, I'm working on it), and when i am around a computer I'm to busy to sit down :(

any way i got a text this morning from a friend who claims she is bored and that i need to blog! well ok then lol...

so here i am sat in an Internet cafe, typing away, aware of the fact that time is of the essence.

i know i know I'm supposed to blog about the holiday, wedding etc... i will, i need to be in a certain mood for that.

i started work yesterday, wooooopeeeedooo da day....

before that i actually was not sitting at home twiddling my fingers as some people have accused me of (you know who you are), instead i have been running errands for my husband!!! he went back to work straight after the honey moon and because I'm had taken more time of he thinks i should benefit from my time lol.

plus my family from Libya didn't get there visas in time for the wedding, instead they got it after the wedding so they decided they would come any way, so they entertained us for 3 weeks.

the reason they where not given a visa straight away is because of the darn bureaucracies,

'we need 3 months bank statements'

ok, so we faxed them over

to which then they changed there minds and said actually we need 6 months..

ok them so we sent over 50 pages via fax

after that they said ummmmm actually we need the originals not copies.

well Libya's fantastic postal system meant it was near to impossible for us to send it via post, so we had to wait until some one was returning to Libya from the UK so we could get them to hand over an envelope full of 6 months worth of bank statements.

by the time they agreed to give the visas, the wedding was over and i was flying to Egypt.

double bloody standards...

anyway i have been busy with the extended family, and it was great to see them, i had seen them all recently (2003) whereas my mother last saw her sister 24 years ago!!! long time.

anyway i will blog soon i promise...