Alien in Beirut

"Give your daughters difficult names. Give your daughters names that command the full use of tongue. My name makes you want to tell me the truth. My name doesn’t allow me to trust anyone that cannot pronounce it right." Warsan Shire.

Resident of Beirut, citizen of Ireland, lover of animals, travel, cute places and the craic (having fun).

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Amazing and quirky, old doorknobs in the Chouf.

Blackout in my office and unfortunately my blinds are electronic. Just another daily problem one needs to overcome when living in Lebanon.

There is a reason my online shopping is far and few between, I went online to my favorite website called notonthehighstreet.com this morning to search for (and hopefully order) personalised Thank You wedding cards for our 6 month anniversary. I found a perfect vintage postcard type and while waiting for the seller to respond to my question I got totally side-tracked by the cutest personalised pillows and toys for children, so I just ordered what will now (conveniently) be our Christmas gifts for all our nieces and nephew…but I still have yet to order those Thank You cards. 

I just googled it. 84 days until Christmas. Seems so short. 

My cat has such a weird face

I want these exact magnificent windows in my house

Beitiddine Palace

Em Nazih

Do you travel?

Lebanon has so much history even the trees tell their own story. Here is an olive tree more than one hundred years old.

My latest obsession: Mint Chocolate Cookie!

Why my clothes always has cat hair

Foot bridge in Batroun

Keeping it traditional. I love the sound of the coffee beater.

The square in Deir al Qamar

Deir al Qamar