Salam alaikoum friends,
We are back from a beautiful trip to Marrakech.
It was such a nice possibility to change the all-day-life, to get new inspiration, to do some shopping, to feel a bit of a warm summer-breeze in the red city, to eat ice-cream and do some sightseeing.
The kids loved to visit the playground and some toy-shops and I enjoyed drinking tea with girlfriends on the terraces of the famous Djemma-el-fna-square and to watch the people and life around….
I will post more pictures the upcoming days.
Now we are back home and winter is almost here. Snow is up on the mountains and I am looking forward to a busy week with my house full of visitors…
Nice to be back in the blogging- world!
I am looking forward to a weekend full of new inspiration, tea and sweets in the red city; shopping and hanging around with girlfriends, visiting beloved places, being with daddy/hubby, going out for dinner, and enjoying all the colours, sentences and the vibration of this magnificent city…
We have rain and snow out here in the mountains now, so best time to do the luggage and to prepare for the ride.
See you next week, friends, with new pictures from the “outside-world”, inchaallah.
It’s the season of pomegranates now.
We are eating them all the time and are enjoying the colours, the taste and also the juicy- crispy feeling while chewing them.
Subhan’allah, these are real blessed fruits, beautiful to look at, great in taste, deep in colour, incredibly created with all the little pieces in their well shape, and even named in the Qu’ran:
In them will be Fruits, and dates, and pomegranates: Then which of the favours of your Lord will you deny? (Ar-Rahman – 68-69)
And here you find some information about its healthy qualities: http://www.ifanca.org/newsletter/2003_03.htm
Wish you a blessed weekend!
See you next week, with new pictures, new stories and fresh energy from the happy valley, inchaallah…
Thanks for all your lovely comments; I try to respond as soon as I can manage.
Salam alaikoum friends,
We really had a nice time, the kids and me, but I am also happy that my au pair is back now…
I am still filled up with high seasonal work in the office and not very much in the mood of writing.
I have lots of news to share but don’t feel that the moment is already there…
So I wanted to send you today just some very ordinary pictures from the main places I am spending my time at the moment and a recipe I want to try today…
…some “greek moussaka” with eggplants:
see you soon, inchaallah, Bon Appétit!
Oh my God, I sometimes begin to feel as I did just before Ramadan … my au pair girl is gone for vacation and I wake up very early to use the kids-free-time for computer work and blogging. But what happens is always the same: twenty minutes after me, the kids come down, no matter how long they’ve slept, no matter how tired they are.
Urgh… it is nearly impossible for me to sit down, to work and to write. Probably I could take the pc into the kitchen, but they wouldn’t let me work quiet there, too.
So I try not to become too angry and to welcome the kids friendly. I try to forget about all the piles of office work and about my wish to blog my thoughts.
We take a peaceful breakfast and I slowly begin to enjoy the whole day just being with them… the more relaxed I become, the more willingly they let me sit down sometimes to read some pages or to knit. We go out for walks, to visit people or we just sit in the garden or make a picnic in the living room… everything is possible if I just let my adult-way-of-thinking out.
I have to admit that being without the pressure of office work, entirely sharing the time with the children and totally concentrating on them I do feel REALLY GOOD. I realize that I didn’t spent as much time with them as I wanted to during the last 3 months since the girl lives with us. I realize how much I enjoy our days out, our peaceful rhythm and just being together while living the all-day-life. So I enjoy the next days knowing that it is like a vacation time for us until my helping angel comes back…
see you after the weekend friends, inchaallah!
‘Id ul fitr was on Wednesday here but we still are a bit in the celebrations….
I am not really in the mood for blogging right now but wanted to share at least some images from that day. Masha’allah, it was very beautiful in the mornings: bright sun, blue skies and first snow on the top of the hills…
Unfortunately my camera didn’t work well, so I had no chance to take a picture of the outside prayer.
Here you see a nice embroidered Caftan, tea and sweets at grandpa’s home and a beautiful rose from the garden decorating our table…
wish you a beautiful weekend, friends. May peace be with you!