Monday, 24 October 2011

chocolate and marzipan hearts

things have been a little crazy around here lately, my sister has gone for Hajj (pilgrimage) leaving two of her four children with me Masha'Allah, so now i have 1 that goes to high school, two that are home schooled and two toddlers (who can't stand the sight of each other). so between school runs, and home schooling and separating the younger two (from pulling each others hair out) i will pop into this space from time to time, please be patient with me.

my daughter baked these cookies, and decided 'officially' that she loves baking and is going to bake something every Friday, to make our Fridays extra special.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

a love letter.....

to mummy,

you are the best mum in the world.

my heart will kill me if something kills you.

I love love love love love love U!

you are sooooo pretty and i'm not lying.

I'm sorry if i hurt you any time or done something bad.

(a letter from my daughter to me. it's hard getting them to write anything, but when they do, they blow you away. just wanted to share)

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

apple day

a day full of apples, a day to get plenty of fresh air and exercise, i day to press fresh apples and see how apple juice is made, a day to get lost in a fabulous holly maze, a day to learn about the apple's life cycle, a day to taste freshly squeezed apple juice, a day to enter an apple colouring competition, a day to get some apples to take home........a day when apples took centre stage big time!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

autumn is....

a season that inspires us to take lots of nature walks.

Saturday, 8 October 2011


i just recently found out that regular kyaking classes have been taking place, so i thought i'd take the kids down and see what they made of it, they loved it and they made me promise to take them again next week, insha'Allah.

my fears of how they would do, whether they would fall in, and what would hapen if they did were soon washed away when i watched them gracefully gliding along the water, it was quite serene.

no disasters, no one fell in, and everyone got the hang of it immediatly, masha'Allah.

and do want to know what the best bit was? the fact that it's happening at my very own local park!

Friday, 7 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

autumn is.....

a season that inspires us to craft.

Saturday, 1 October 2011

preparing for autumn

although it feels like we're in the middle of summer, the reality is that it's autumn and the cold whether will be moving in any day now. so what better way to welcome autumn than by beginning the autumn chores, weeding, digging, mulching, collecting the first batch of leaves for making leaf mould, you catch my drift right? we are busy preparing the allotment for next year.

another job that i have done today is clean out the compost bin on my allotment. i want to start making my own compost for next year, i'm quite excited about this as i haven't really attempted this before and another thing that excites me is the fact that i won't have to bin all my vegetable peelings etc (forgive me if im boring you talking about compost, but i can't help it, i'm excited).

and as the whether was soooooo glorious we invited some of the family along and had good old picnic and everything else that comes along with a picnic, bike riding, tree climbing, children wondering off in all directions and finishing off with a water fight!

i only remembered my camera while i was eating, hence the several shots of food and none of the actual allotment, maybe next time insha'Allah.