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Expat wanderer

Big Diamond and Little Diamond

Today is my last day here, before I leave to go back to Kuwait. This morning, I packed everything except what I am wearing today and tomorrow. I know myself too well. I have to go to one of my favorite stores today to buy my father some soft cotton gardening gloves. I will have to face one last temptation.

No, I did not make it out of the store without buying something for myself. It’s the smell. . . You walk into a hardware store and something in the air gets to you. I love hardware, I love new bathroom ideas (glass block makes me shiver in anticipation) and oh! a new magic tool! A storage solution! Hardwood flooring! New countertop options. . .! New shades of paint! steel wool! Oh! Oh! Oh! The problem is I know I still have a little room in my suitcase. . .Yes, I am a hardware junky.


My sister, Big Diamond, is in town and called me to ask if we could have lunch together with her daughter, Little Diamond. They like Vietnamese food too – I have to have one last portion of Vietnamese salad rolls with shrimp, and a “small” bowl of vegetarian Pho. I picked them up nearby. I know you have a lot of curiousity about me and my family. Here is my sister and her oldest daughter:


October 28, 2006 - Posted by | ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Lumix, Photos, Shopping, Uncategorized, Women's Issues


  1. wallah ya khalti I love the photo. I am wearing some of the items in those bags now, so pleased to show off my new super-on-sale trousers and top. after all, my laptop definitely appreciates how stylish I am (hope I remembered to remove the tags … !).

    its such a blessing, truly, to meet up with you in this time zone for a change (although I miss getting ready-made tabbouleh from the Sultan Center …) 🙂


    petite a.

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | October 28, 2006 | Reply

  2. Little Diamond – Big game hunting – trapping the great bargain and shooting down the marked-down-high-priced treasure! Love the jacket, very cool pants.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 28, 2006 | Reply

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