Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
even the houses are so pretty
we where split into 2 groups and each group took a different path that eventually leads to the summit, there where natural steps leading up the mountain, but some of those steps where soooo high, you could feel the muscles at the back of the leg stretching, I'm sure at one point i heard mine scream.
it was really foggy, at points you couldn't see anything ahead or below, then it would clear up for a while, the higher up we went the more cloudy it got
the views where fantastic, and every so often you could hear a 'subhanallah' coming from different people, you cant help but wonder about the magnificence of nature, of what Allah has gifted us, and its times like these that i feel extreme gratitude for my eye sight as to witness such wonderful examples of creation is truly a gift in itself
the girls where doing so well, every so often we would stop to catch our breath, all the time complaining of how un-fit we where, some of us where good in that we trained before starting the climb, i on the other hand didn't train all that much but what did help me was the fact that i walk every where and that came in handy.
we came across a running stream
and after checking it out with our guide (who was fantastic) i jumped in and drank fresh spring water mmmm delicious
after the girls made sur the water was fine through me testing it and not dieing, every one had a drink, and we made wudu so as to pray duhir later, pretty cool.
and whilst we where walking, we heard a scream and then some of the girls shouting, when we got closer we saw one of the sisters had fallen quite badly and banged her head, and there seemed to be blood all over her, we where all shocked and completely in fear of what the outcome would be, the guides came running with the first aid kit, and it was a case of checking to see if she was aware of her surroundings, of who she was etc.. alhamdullilah she seemed to be aware but was in extreme pain and couldn't really move, eventually she had to go down by train, and we continued our journey down by foot. later we where told she was taken to the local hospital where they cleaned her wounds, and she had stitches, but alhamdullilah it was not anything more serious.
Friday, September 07, 2007
this year its going to be slightly different, instead of the usual debate show i have been given the kids hour!!! 3-5 pm weekdays, interesting.
i will be responsible for a kids show, i find that extremely funny, i think i may have more fun than the kids :0)
its going to be an experience that's for sure, I'm actually looking forward to it, i hope i don't fall into the trap of speaking in that annoying voice that adults generally speak when talking to children, you know the one, the high pitched, nasal voice, and then adding cooing noises. i remember as a child that used to really get on my nerves when adults did that to me, and i had big fat cheeks so my cheeks used to always get squeezed and pinched by adults, saying things like 'your soooooo cute' 'look at those cheeks' and if they where Libyan then the word 'nageeeeeeeeeeeha' would always be mentioned, aaaaaaaaaaaah.
so yep i hope i don't sound patronising.
Monday, September 03, 2007
but it was a cool seminar and the guy doing it was handing out chocolate to people who where participating, clever dude.
aaaaaaw look at how colourful they are, whoever said Muslims are dull should check out some of the dress sense of the sisters, diverse and colourful :0)
and i would like to announce to the world that i got a bulls eye, bulls eye, bulls eye, check it out: we got the Chance to try out the cross bow, but others decided to do a charlies angel hijabi style:
i got caught cheating, well stupid arrows for the cross bow where those plastic stuff that you have to put the end in water so as to stick on the target, i tried like a thousand times and the damn thing wouldn't stick but just bounce of, so went a few inches away from it aimed and amazingly it stuck, but some one caught me on my own camera, hmmmmm i say payback is in order:
we found such a cool climbing tree, walahi it was so easy to climb and was big enough to fit a few of us:
i would like to congratulate judy for managing to climb to the top of the tree:
i of course couldn't resist taking pictures of trees:
later that evening me and my roomie relaxed by literally putting our feet up, can you guess who had the stripy socks?