There’s an app for that….

As the mum of one teenager, another on the way (officially on the 12th of next month) and a 10 year old going on 15 I should know everything there is to know about phones and their possibilities. I should be up to date with apps but the honest truth is that I know zilch about phones, gadgets and other techno blah blah blah….

I don’t even own an android phone…the only reason I went for a blackberry is its simplicity, who needs to touch a screen when you can type away using the keyboard duh.

But one thing I do know is that I was pleasantly surprised to catch the above mentioned teenager on her phone, making the most of one of her apps. Ever since ramadan began ten days ago she has been engrossed using it and I , for once, am not one bit bothered that she is on the phone quite a lot.

What about  you , my readers? Are you into phones and apps? What app could you not live without? Or do you like me think that they are mainly a waste of time…

Salaams y Hasta la vista,


P.S  my daughter has just informed me that blackberry has apps too. How am I suppose to know?!!!! She should know, she is the savvy after all. See for yourselves here


Making it especial…

creating memories.

is never too early to take part...

I know that Ramadan is much more than not eating and drinking, more than cooking yummy dishes and decorating the house and…. but I also know that children don’t understand the spiritual, more meaningful aspects of it, until they reach certain level of maturity.

When I look back at my own childhood and the religious celebrations my family took part in, all I remember and cherish is the atmosphere , the togetherness, the women around the stove, the setting the table with the best crockery and special linen, the sharing and the  laughter, the neighbours coming in to exchange puddings…

What I’m trying to say is that the time will come  when my youngest ones will understand the real meaning of ramadan but in the meantime I’m trying my hardest to provide them with fond memories of this especial month…I’m doing my very best to make it especial… Insh’Allah one day they will look back and remember plenty of good times that they had in many ramadans.

And how do you make your ramadan especial for the little ones? How do you mark this month? Please share.

Salaams y hasta la vista,