Monday, December 29, 2008

on Sunday there was a protest in front of the BBC in Manchester in support of the Palestinians and to speak out against the atrocities handed out by the so called Democratic 'Israel'

thabet on his way, ready for chanting..

the BBC building, not a very nice building is it?

thabet chanting away...
it was freeeeeeeeeeezing...
the Libyans make an appearance!!
i think it was meant to symbolise the shoe thrown at bush ;)
mashallah this little girl stood out and she's Libyan ;)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

what is happening to the world, i get a call from my mum this morning telling me to switch on the tv and watch al-jazeera, shes in tears and i cant even make out properly what shes saying.

i do as I'm told, switch on Al-Jazeera, and my god!!! the scene of utter destruction, chaos and blood shed, isreal has done it again....

forgot about being politically correct, you cant with isreal, they just seem to have no human qualities what so ever, western news doesn't seem to help either, there coming up with titles such as 'Israeli warplanes demolished dozens of Hamas security compounds across Gaza' what complete utter lies, they put in the word 'Hamas security compounds' to make the reader excuse isreal for their actions.

truth is since opening the tv all I've seen is civilians, children on their way to SCHOOL, even a donkey amongst the dead, so what kind of security compound are they talking about.

and as for the Egyptian government, well frankly I'm disgusted by hussni mubarak, sorry excuse for a man...

first thing he decides to do is place tanks on the border to prevent 'flocks' of Palestinians entering into egypt!!.

you watch the other arab channels and all you see is musalsalat 'soaps', chat shows, music, concerts blah blah.

ya 3alam wake up....

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

i work at a school and the other day we had the pleasure of the 'bug man'

his box contained all sorts of bugs including:

a big African snail
a scorpion
and a tarantula
i was impressed by the girls, most didn't have a problem holding the bugs. i did ask him about the dreaded cockroach to which he replied he had 2 very big hissing cockroaches but had to give them up as after a while you tend to get a skin reaction from handling them, not surprised there yuk!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

i passed my driving test last week Thursday woooo hooooo.

walahi i so expected not to pass but amazingly enough i did first time hamdullilah. when the examiner told me i had passed i started clapping lol, and seriously at first it didn't register because i 100% thought he was going to say 'sadly not this time' because when i was doing the reverse parking i hit the curb !!!! and i left the indicator on after turning left !!! but those where the only big mistakes.
still though i have heard of examiners failing people because of small things or even hitting the curb, so I'm so blessed to have had a down to earth examiner.
feels so good driving, kinda liberating ;)

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

my brother Ahmed aka sideshow bob (due to his hairstyle) had his akid on Saturday 29th November 2008 at the MYF (Muslim youth foundation). we all got there for around 4:30 to prepare, it was a very small akid, Ahmed married into an English family, so it was my own and her family.

the groom...
my other brother hamza talking with Nikoletta's brother

the bride and my mum :) my dad with his came coder :)
my dad with the groom aaaaaaaaaaw
ok the uploading is taking waaaaaaaaaaaay to much time, so I'm gonna up load more pic another time.

Monday, December 01, 2008

my brother had his akid on sataurday, more pictures on the way :)

Monday, November 24, 2008

i made a frog from scratch, of course not a real live frog but a red and green frog woohooo I've never stitched anything in my life and i managed to make a frog.
i called it 'mansour the frog' ;)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

the other day i had the pleasure of attending a henna, the bride was half Algerian (Mum side) and half Libyan.

she wore a traditional Algerian henna gown, red and gold with a crown so cool. the room was a mixture of Libyan and Algerian ladies and many of the Algerians where married to Libyans.

I've taken some photos of the henna stuff to share with you all:

a party wouldn't be a party without the tea and coffee

and the sweets that accompany it it was very similar to how Libyans have there henna, the candles, henna paste etc...
she placed henna in the middle of the candle holder

and then mixed it with perfume, first time i ever see this

and then of course the candles where lit
and before we left the handed us little favours
it was a nice night mashallah.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

i bought some chest nuts from a local grocers as we are approaching winter and its chestnut season whooooo hoooo.

now I've never cooked them before, so it was a first for me, i washed them then i remember my mum cutting a little bit of the end off, so that's what i did.

popped them into the oven and just left them their for a while.

i was sat watching t.v when all of a sudden i heard a loud bang and it sounded like it was coming from the kitchen.
me and my husband ran into the kitchen, and the banging noises carried on, it was coming from the oven!!!

my husband wouldn't let me near the oven, he carefully approached the oven and opened the door at a snails pace, remembering to switch the oven off.

this is what he found:

dont even ask how long it took me to clean it. the rest that survived tasted pretty good if i say so myself lol.

Monday, October 20, 2008

what with the whole economy going down the drain all over the western world, i was slightly surprised to find a shop giving away its products for free!!

yep you heard or read correctly, free!!!

i swear i thought it was the funniest thing since ages so i decided to take a pic:
the owner stuck little yellow post it notes with the words free written on them, i wonder how long before all the bags where taken.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

well life moves on and before you know it another few weeks have passed, each day i tell myself i need my blog entry, but in all honesty i either have no time or i seriously have nothing to blog about.

the highlight of the day is me coming home from work and the relaxing part of drinking cammomile tea before sleeping, mmmmm cammomile tea mmmmmm.

nothing particular to write about, although it did occur to me whilst cleaning the chicken (not a live chicken, but bits of the chicken) that i absolutely hate cleaning chicken, i prefer cleaning red meat, seriously before you decide to skip this blog entry, think about the last time you washed chicken, skinless that is, it has a horrible slimy residue and eeeeeeeeeeeeeew, i would rather have it prepared cooked and given to me.

also i cant stand chopping parsley and the other grass thing (kosbar and ma3danoos) the little green leaves get every where, and later when I'm cleaning the kitchen its not enough just brushing the floor, i have to get down on my knees and literally peel of those evil green leaves that manage to get permanently stuck on every surface imaginable.

ok enough ranting, the kitchen per say is not exactly my favourite place :)

i also hate peeling potatoes and garlic, my fingers are always wet when i want to peel garlic so that its skin is permanently stuck to my fingers.

Friday, October 03, 2008

im working again but the down side is the waking up sooooooo early, well to me its early, i dont usually wake up for 6:30 am unless its to wake up for prayers but then i would have the option of going back to sleep, not anymore, i have to catch the 07:15 bus to get into work to be their for 8am.

i so need to get my driving licence...

its not so bad once i get into work and have my cup of coffee, its just the initial waking up process at times its painful to my eyes, i have the 'i cant wake up till after 9am syndrome'.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Eid Mubarak to all dearest bloggers

have a fantastic eid full of happiness, joy and loads and loads of magrood.