means that something is amiss, right??
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
means that something is amiss, right??
Monday, May 25, 2009
Arrangements were made Friday evening to meet Asmah at their apartment for brekkie Saturday morning. All went well, until the ATM machine decided to swallow my bank card!! OI!!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
On one occasion, I had made some fancies and snowballs for Sunday afternoon tea. When Nadia fetched me, I decided not to go. You see, her condition was getting to me. I had always known her as this amazing woman of strength and to see her deteriorate the way she did made me very emotional. I didn't want to cry in front of her, so I'd often sneak to the bathroom & do my crying there. Nadia & her kids went on their own instead, taking along the fancies & snowballs.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
There are so many books laying around the house, O mags, novels & non-fiction. I could blame it on technology?? But then again I do limit the time the kids spend in front of the telly & they're not allowed to play games on the computer during the week, only on weekends.
Uthmaan & Ghaalietha have been bringing books home from the school library, that's a good sign, yes? Aqeedah, is another story. After scolding her the other day about reading being the only way to improve your language skills, did she decide to put more effort into it.
I remember my nose being stuck in a book from a very young age!! It did help that I had two aunts who were bookworms as well. That was where I started reading Mills & Boon as well as Silhouette romance novels. I read at least five books for the week. It got to such a point that even after lights out, I would still be reading. I'd keep the book at such an angle that the passage light, which would be left on during the night, would shed enough light for me to continue reading till very late, hehehe!!
Anyhow, Uthmaan has started reading Treasure Island recently. Also one of my favorite books by Robert Louis Stevenson. It was then I decided to pass on the hardcover version that I had received from my dad when I was in standard 8. YEP, I still have it!! I was given three hardcover, unabridged works. Robert Louis Stevenson, The Bronte Sisters and Charles Dickens.
OMG, I just realized that the books are already twenty years old!! They have so much sentimental value that I haven't had the courage to lend them to anyone. And Uthmaan has promised to guard it with his life!! Happy reading!!
Monday, May 4, 2009
Shiehaam & Cindy at Dodge
Aneesa, the birthday girl & Moi
Sedick with Aneesa's gift
When it comes to birthday presents, I always try to make something, instead of buying. A birthday only comes once in a year & as I like to feel special & spoilt on my birthday, so would the next person. So, as gifts I would bake one of 'those' chocolate mousse cakes or whatever the birthday girl / boy fancies.
Aqeedah wanted a triple layer chocolate mousse cake. I also ended up trying out Nazrah's carrot cake, which was a big hit. This time Shiehaam could indulge because there wasn't any raisins in it. ;) I also made a batch of snowballs as well as some cuppie cakes for the younger ones. Nadia made some cheesecake & a chocolate mousse desert as well. OI!! All the sugar went straight to my head!!
Aqeedah's spread, YUMMEH!!
Shiehaam enjoying the spread :)
Good food & good conversation
My mom is not one for flowers, jewelry or perfume. So unlike me, wink, wink!! Food, glorious food is what my mum loves, hehehe!! Lekker eet, in other words. Having a surprise supper or taking her out to dine is our best bet. This time around I cooked a prawn dish Nazrah had posted on FB, which was very hot!! Everyone ran for the water, hahahaha!! Next time I make it I'll go slow with the chillies. But it was absolutely yummeh. I had been dying to try a dish with coconut cream as an ingredient. I also made her a batch of 'Shahieda's specials' as the family's coined it, hot chocolate pudding as desert & the never fail chocolate mousse cake. The 'specials' were supposed to be just for mum but everyone else put up such a raucous that mum had to share, hahahaha. And this now means that I'll have to make another batch for mum to stash away!! :)
Chocolate mousse cake
Shahieda's specials, chocolate peppermint crisp biscuits
Mum's spread, YUMMEH!!