Monday, 21 March 2011

The stylish blogger award

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم..

I am ashamed to say that I received this award ages ago, but forgot about it!...

Thank you Imperfect Stepford Chronicles, and Rose Water for the awards..:) love yeah xx..

Rules connected with Stylish Blogger awards:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave me the award..I did above :)
2. Share seven things about myself
emm....
I hope I won't be repeating myself in this:
  • I visit food gawker almost everyday to check for recipes specially baked sweets
  • I am going to travel by car to Oman tomorrow inshallah (that's why I am posting now as I might not get the chance soon)
  • I hope inshallah to have four kids :O
  • I have lost many friends but don't regret it as they were there by chance and not choice
  • I kept good friends alhamdulilah
  • I only drink hot chocolates in cafes
  • I am going back to work in less than three weeks :O
I have packed almost all my stuff, so I can share two simple pictures I just taken now, that might be related to being stylish, (although I doubt it lool)
A hand bag from Kathmandu

what is left on my dressing table

3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
15 is a lot as I haven't been around other blogs recently..
  • Safiya's Musings, a young Muslima revert, Belgian, sharing with us her experience with her life changes :)
  • Shy rebellious Arab Girl, a young university student from my home country Oman, sharing her everyday thoughts :)
  • Muslim convert, a Young Muslim who recently moved to syria 
  • handmade beginnings , not recently discovered, a great blog for ideas you can have to enjoy with your children
  • Exploring life and Islam, I am still discovering this blog :)
  • faithfully yours, I think this blog is great :)
I shall stop here, can't find any more..sorrrrrry :( 

4. Contact these bloggers to tell them of their award
I will now :)


Love xx


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Makkah and Kathmandu


بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم..

I wanted to share with you pictures of two places I've visited these last two months, Makkah in KSA to perform Umrah, and Kathmandu in Nepal accompanying my hubby for less than two days :).

I've posted something on food of Nepal in my food blog.

Makkah has been a wonderful experience for me. I've been there over four years ago while I was still pregnant with my first child. This time we decided to take the kids, and it was a three days stay. The kids learnt more about their religion, they enjoyed it and had fun. I won't do it again with them till they are grown up and can take care of themselves as it was quite tiring trying to perform the rituals and being conscious not to lost the kids in the crowd.

I went to Kathmandu alone with hubby, and was glad to do so. It is not the cleanest city that you would think of taking kids to or eating outside the hotel. Nevertheless I loved it and think I can revisit Nepal again and see other cities.

ready to go


isn't it beautiful!
from our hotel window
streets at Kathmandu

Kathmandu




Temples in Kathmandu

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Changes

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

This year has been overwhelming. From January, we had been occupied with Middle Eastern changes, rallies, revolutions, people's death and finally the disaster of tsunami that hit Japan. I didn't feel like writing, I stuck my face to the tv following news everywhere and checking internet through my phone only.

I have moved my kids earlier to Oman as we are quite concerned with the unsettled situation in Bahrain. My boy started school there, we looked for a new place to move to in Oman, and I am back to Bahrain with my husband for packing.

I was shocked with the way things have moved to in Bahrain. I pray to Allah that things settle and wise people take things wisely, inshallah. We cannot move freely and feel safe. Nothing is as crucial as safety in any country.....

I have nothing to add for the time being.

Pray for Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Japan and the whole world for peace and safety...<3
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