Eid day….

Ramadan is over….finished…went so quick…subhan’Allah…

Yesterday we marked the end of the holly month with the festivities of Eid…a what a great day we all had. Up bright and early to go to the park for Eid prayers…lots of familiar faces and plenty of non familiar but still a deep sense of belonging….all there to celebrate and pray together…the children could hardly sit still and how could they possibly when they could see just a few yards away the enormous bouncy castles……

After greetings of Eid mubarak and sweets sharing back home to open the presents and start of the brunch bbq…dh was dying to get his apron on and do the honours….and what a great job he did mash’Allah….oh the presents….aren’t I a lucky woman ….what do you think….

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The evening was reserved for friends….ice cream, frozen yogurts, drinks and doughnuts at the mall….

I hope you all had a good Eid too….

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

Spanish flavours…

suhur meal, a few moments ago…

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normally, it is just water, dates, cereals, toast or something along those lines…but not today….today we had a sleepover and we wanted to treat our special guests to something different…and so , churros were fried and served covered in sugar…oh and dunk in hot chocolate drink of course…

wishing you a good peaceful day….

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

In my tiny urban garden…

We are on a courgette break….used last three for last night’s iftar soup…beans are still doing very well…thinking of doing them in tomato sauce tonight…there’s so much bean salad a family can eat 😉

Aren’t these ugly strawberries just pretty? They would definitely no pass any supermarket beauty contest but something tells me they are going to taste a hundred times better insh’Allah….

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I’ve noticed the snails are doing quite a lot of damage and had to resort to pellets…….my first butternut squashes ever have made appearances too…but the tomatoes are the most awaited veg around here…

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Little one is getting ready for swimming school in September. Big sister has told her that she needs to be able to put her head in the water for some time….she is taking it very seriously….bless…..

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Feeling very grateful for all the blessings….Alhamdulilah

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines

Asian flavours…

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Lovely Samira and her mum have cooked for us all today…When she told me to come round to pick it up I was expecting a few pakoras but as you can see they have cooked enough for an army…mash’Allah…

Alhamdulilah for friends …

May Allah accept your fasting and reward you all for all your good deeds, ameen

Salaam y hasta la vista,

Ines

Nature walk…

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We thought we would find the ducks and swans and feed them all the bread we’d saved for them …they were not in their usual place…so we followed the path all the way round the side of the reservoir but we still didn’t find them…we had really bad ‘duck’….lol

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We thought we would pick plenty of berries to bring back home for an iftar treat but they were not ready yet…dd18 reckoned another 10 days and I agree with her…

 

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Still not a wasted trip….there were many other things to enjoy….the dragonflies, the butterflies, the birds singing……plenty of sunshine and a race or two…

 

Salaams y hasta la vista,

Ines