Thursday, 5 March 2009

Chicken & Chips!!

It has been a while since I updated my blog, there is no reason for that, perhaps as MusicLover said, I was just having a break!
The family are back now from Libya, Aida enjoyed the attention from her mum's family in Benghazi and my family in Tripoli although she didn't really have much time to visit any places since she was there for a funeral not a holiday, still she liked Libya a lot and came back with lots of presents for herself and her brother Amir. I got some Libyan Magrood (sweets) from Tripoli which tasted and looked great, very nice.

On Sunday the kids had a lovely treat, a friend of mine who got a cute kitten recently let me borrow it for the day, I took it home and we all had a great time just playing and being silly with the little kitten named Chips! my freind has another cat called Chicken, Chicken & Chips!



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Last night as I was watching TV, I was surprised when I was channel hopping that BBC4 was showing the much talked about Egyptian film " The Yacoubian Building عمارة يعقوبيان‎", I had seen some of it before but it was a bad copy, last night I watched it even though I missed the first half hour, now as I said before, I am not a fan of Arabic films, especially Egyptian films as they tend to be of very poor quality with repeated unbelievable story lines, this film I thought was well made, the quality of picture and sound was very good, the story was quite gripping although it was a very long film at 2 hours 40 minutes and was a bit boring at times, what I found amazing for an Arab film is some of the story line, I think many people thought it went too far while others described it as very courageous, one thing for sure, it was not a film for children or the easily offended!
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This picture is for Shahrazad who keeps posting pictures of food and recipes, it was taken in one of the best (in my opinion) Turkish restaurants in London, The Char grill in Wood Green, its a simple cheap and very busy place, Amir had his favourites, Lahmacun and chicken wings and rice, Yum :o)

15 comments:

Shahrazad said...

Shahrazad said...

Thanks Anglo.

Great pics ,you have made me hungry habibi !
I just love all food......Turkish food is super fantastic and sooooo delicious...

Im not a foodaholic just love the taste of food.I see food as a great get together when having family and friends.

Amir is so cute. And Amira seems to have grown up some since her last photo.......

Good to have all family together .

Salamat ya habib al jamaheer and thanks for the compliment.

Nasimlibya said...

i love cats sooooooo much
it looks so cute i'm sure u & sweet kids enjoyed alot

Magrood ummmmmmmmmy where r u Leandra ???
حمد لله علي سلامتهم وربي يحفظكم لبعض ان شاء الله
have a nice time

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Anglo-Libyan,

How wonderful to see you again. Hope you enjoyed your break. Although I have a sneaking feeling you've been busy with the job market and family traveling, etc.

Aida and Amir are so beautiful, mashallah. Love watching them grow.

LOL at the cat names "Chicken & Chips". I wonder why he didn't call "Chicken"--"Fish" instead....lol

Meme said...

here u are... u have not posted from quite some time now and i was actually wondering where r u?
anyway 7amdela 3ala salamethom
salam

Rose Bud said...

Welcome back. I'm glad to hear things are going well for you and your family.

may said...

مرحبا بك

عودة محمودة بعد غيبة

الصورة حلوة

ربى يحفظهم

مى

Highlander said...

Salam Anglo I have not commented for a while :) First of all good to see you back. Mashallah Aida is becoming sbiyah. The trip back to Libya will be an experience to savour and gave you the chance to bond more with Amir. I'm hoping you've been actively looking at the job market and that you found a niche inshallah.

Keep blogging as we miss your stories.

Anglo-Libyan said...

Shahrazad
I hope to see more of your delicious posts but not foul imdemas please lol :o)

NasimLibya
the kitten is very friendly and cute
The Magrood i got looked different from usual, it was rolled and had a pretty shape but same great taste, im sure Leandra would love some :o)

salam Ibeebarbie
thanks a lot, my friend wanted to name the new kitten "Basket", he has a cat called Chicken and a dog called Indie so that all together they would be known as "Chicken Indie Basket" got it? Chicken in the Basket lol

Meme
Allah yesalmek :o)

Thanks Rose Bud, all the best :o)

May
same to you and thanks :o)

Highlander "Habibat Al-Jamaheer" borrowed from Shahrazad :o)
always good to see you.
Job Hunting is still going on, not much luck yet but never say never, inshaAllah khair.

MusicLover said...

Chicken & Chips!!

When I read the headline, I thought it was about the English Food not about cats.

Since you live in London check these Indian resturants.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/03/04/travel/04Choice.html

Youssef Chahine Films
El Asfur (The Sparrow) excellent movie, I remember it was the first time an Arab film was shown in El Hamra Street in Beirut.

Al-Ard (The Land) - 1969

Awdet el Ebn el Dal (Return of The Prodigal Son) - 1976 عودة الإبن الضال
Iskandariyah... lih? (Alexandria... Why?) - 1978 إسكندرية... ليه؟
Hadduta Misriyah (An Egyptian Tale) - 1982 حدوتة مصرية
Wadaan Bonabart (Adieu Bonaparte) - 1985


Those are real great movies,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE3-skXWNM8

Egyptian film " The Yacoubian Building عمارة يعقوبيان",

I have an excellent copy of the film, no way I watch a bad copy. You should watch Waltz with Bashir, if you want a copy I can send it to you.

Hanin Y Son Cubano - Albi we moftaho
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9c-wXHm9Mg

Hanine Y Son Cubano - Ala Bali of Mohamed Abdelwahab
youtube.com/watch?v=A9xC0fBMdx4

Hanine y son Cubano-kan agmal yom
youtube.com/watch?v=7XAU-hV6aGM


http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/

You will enjoy this link as I do as new photos are updated on a regular basis.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/carnival.html

Your wife will smack you on the head when you look at these photos :-), it part of the link

the-sadness-of-living-away said...

my mouth is watering! i just LOVE magrood! the last time i had libyan magrood was in 2005, in besançon - france. a libyan friend of mine asked a lady to prepare it for me.

i'm glad your family came back home safe and sound!

have a great week!
btw, did you congratulate your wife for the international woman's day?

leandra

Anglo-Libyan said...

Musiclover
they showed a Yousef Shahin movie season on Channel4 some years ago, I agree that most were quite good.
I have a copy of Waltz with Bashir but I havent seen it yet, thank you.

great pictures, thanks for the links :o)

Hello livingaway, Leandra
good to see you and hope you get to have some Magroud soon :o)
I found out about women's day from your blog and Weda's, thanks a lot

on the edge said...

Hey ! Glade to see you are blogging again ! Missed you . Good to see that your wife and daughter made it back and are well ! Hope your Maulud was good .Loved the pictures!

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