When I grow up…

I want to be a photographer, inshallah. Yes, another one of my phases most probably but it feels very real right now.

It all started at the same time as my blogging career as a reader that is.There are lots of good blogs out there with very good pictures but my number one at the moment is Pioneer Woman’s blog . She is my inspiration at the moment. Not on the cooking front though. She is another superwoman that makes me feel quite inadequate but that’s another story…

 The need to be more creative has taken over my life 😆 I am the least creative person you could ever meet. Always hated art, DT or anything to do with ‘non practicallity’. The only exception would have to be films. I can watch films and read books for my country and my dh’s country too.

Anyway, I am serious (for now anyway) about taking up photography. I have even done a bit of research and this is the camera I intend to play about with, inshallah. As soon as I graduate in June (can not wait!!!) I am going to enrol on a photography course and have fun with the little machine and be out and about taking snapshots of life around me.

People around me (and by that you know who I mean…)are almost taking bets as to the ‘seriousness’ of my new found love. Is it for real? Is it another whim? Only time will tell but right now it is all I think about. Well almost. Did I tell you that I love dramatic arts too? 😆 Do not fear I have NO intentions of becoming an actor of any kind. Mind you there are people out there who  believe teaching is nothing more than acting. The cheek of them!!

What about you dear readers? Any plans for when you grow older or wiser? Any hidden talents waiting to be awaken? Any hobbies you want to experiment with? Let us know, please.


Out of action…

Getting much better though,Alhamdulilah. To make a very long story short…Ended up in A&E Thursday night after 3 days of unbearable pain with a very swollen wrist and hand, thinking that I have broken a bone or something. No bones broken but a extreme case of swelling of the lining of the joints. So, I walked out of the hospital with a splint and a box of anti-inflammatories. Oh ,and with an irritating dh next to me muttering that it was all the computer’s fault. He is adamant that is all the typing that has caused it 😆

Best part of it…no cooking, no cleaning , no chores in general. Worst, quite a lot of pain, no typing, no writing. Alhamdulilah the swelling is gone and tomorrow I am going to remove the ugly splint and see how it goes.

Today I was supposed to cook and entertain a few friends but instead ,because of my poor hand , the little gathering is going to be at another sister’s house. May Allah bless her and all my friends, ameen.

My local is undergoing major changes…

and I love it. Subhanallah, don’t you just love the autumn colours, textures, sounds, feelings… I can’t get enough.

I am not normally one for change. I am quite reluctant to changes or new beginnings, more of a habitual creature but autumn is just one of those things that I am always ready to welcome.

This is what my local park looks like this time of the year, subhanallah.


Is it me or is it much harder…

to fast outside of Ramadan? I need to make up nine days in total and it is sooooo hard. I’ve attempted a couple of times but had to give up because of splitting headaches. Alhamdulilah I managed the first day today and I intend to fast again tomorrow inshallah.

Well I guess it’s all to do with the shaytans not been locked up any longer plus my nafs being harder to control. May Allah make it easy for me and you.

I leave you with some pics of my dd12’s (teenage wannabe) R.S project. She’s begged me to put it in my blog and because it fits in well with the subjet matter…voila


Another Eid party…

This time the party was on Friday, at work. The school’s PTA organized a fun day for all the children and the teachers in the school.

The day began with a drumming workshop led by an Algerian musician and his brother. We learnt about the different types of drums and their origins as well as having a turn at playing the instruments and trying to put together rhythms and patterns.





Next , was lunch delivered to the school by a local pizzeria. Lovely individual pizzas and drinks mashallah. 

As it was Friday , straight after lunch the Juniors went up to the masjid for Juma’a .After salah , games and fun activities back in the classrooms just before going home carrying a party bag. It was indeed a fun day for all Alhamdulilah.