Friday, 14 December 2012

winter evenings

When you can't shake off the cold (and lets face it, that's most days in our neck of the woods), dim the lights, and light candles, lots and lots of candles. there's something about visually seeing the flame that gives you a warm and cosy feeling.
(oh yeah, switching on the heating and consecutive cups of hot drinks also helps).

Thursday, 6 December 2012

....the season to be jolly

:: Fresh fallen snow, to play, roll, and build with
::evenings spent indoors, reading, quietly to ourselves and to each other
:: hot cups of tea wrapped in our hands, throughout the day
:: home made cakes with hot custard, on a cold, wet evening
:: evenings spent in candle light, helping us forget the bitter cold outside
:: and soup, warm, fulfilling and healing

the things that help me get through winter

Sunday, 7 October 2012

the best things in life...

...people say the best things in life are free....i must say i would have to agree with them.
whats better at this time of year than free blackberries picked at our allotments, and made into blackberry and apple crumble...served with custard, obviously.
just sit back and enjoy on a cool autumn evening.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Assalamu Alaikum dear readers,

if anyone is wondering whether i've disappeared off the face of the earth and whether i will be returning or not, well think no more! we are back!
we have been away Masha'Allah and it's been an experience of a lifetime. we left everything behind, schooling, our allotment, the kids arabic class, our house, our bills, my blog, for ten weeks, but now we are back and ready to get on with the roles that we left behind.
our first destination was Makkah, the city that never sleeps, the sacred city, the city that rewards are multiplied, the Prophet Muhammad (saw) favourite city.
Alhamdulillah, words cannot describe, the feelings, thoughts and emotions that you go through while on this journey, but what i can say is that i feel blessed that Allah invited me and my family and i pray sincerely that everyone has this opportunity that we have had.
Masha'Allah Alhamdulillah.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Capital of a believer

The capital of the believer is his religion, it is always with him, he does not leave it behind when on a journey and neither does he entrust it to another.

—Al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī [d 110H/728CE]