Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Time to tidy my nest

Well this isn't my nest lol but it illustrates the idea of home lol. Am being a bit arty with my photos now I can actually get them on the net yay again. My parents are going to come over in the next week and half so I am doing a big sort out of my home ( to be truthful their visit is a good excuse to get it all done now) I can be quite a big procrastinator lol. Especially if its a choice between doing the dishes and trying out a new crochet/knitting pattern or craft or even recipe lol. Living here in Jordan has its negatives and that comes in the form of dust. Because of the nature of the landscape here  there is a lot of sandy dust and it comes in the homes very easily , when you open the window to air your house or through the door. So everything needs dusting every week otherwise it builds up a lot!!!!! But on the positive flip side cleaning my home gives me a good excuse to listen to music with a fast beat and get in some exercise at the same time. Clean and keep fit which is good cos then I don't have to compartmentalise my hour for exercises every day and I also get the housework done faster. Another added bonus is that my Son has been joining in with the mad dancing and its been a fun time for us both.
I am cooking Molokia Djaj today for dinner and have already been over to see my sister in law to 'borrow' some chicken quarters lol as am running low. I have the best sisters in law ever. Oh will definitely write the recipe for Molokia Djaj which by the way is really delicious and by coincidence provably my favourite Arabic dish.
To everyone reading this blog hope you have a lovely day and smell the roses if just for a moment. Life is soo busy that we often forget to simply be because we are so buy being mothers, fathers, office workers and fulfilling certain roles sometimes its better to just be. I am definitely tell this to myself as well as everyone else lol. So I am going to have a bit of home spa time today.

Afternoon knit

Nice to have an afternoon cuppa tea and knit my dad's hat for when he comes to visit with my mum in about 2 weeks from now. CSI on the box , nothing better and a wonderful quiet moment while my lovely sprity son has gone for his late afternoon kip. Its so nice to put photos on my blog again. Will definately be putting a photo tutorial this next month for a flower which is seriously cute and can be so versatile. I will be posting plenty of good ideas for revamping your home and wardrobe on a budget.

Finally have the camera sorted out yay

My first new pictures are of an evening this last week giving my son some time outside to play with his cousins in the warm afternoon sunshine. 

Zak had a good scamper and climb over the small play area my father in law has constructed over the years.

Riding his small bike past the infant size big wheel my father in law built donkeys years ago which has, unfortunatly fallen into disrepair. I had a ride on it once. It was a rather jerky experience and I felt like I was going to loose all my dinner all at once but you have to give it to him he did at least attempt to create what most of us dream about.

Passing past my sister in laws balcony on our way home for tea. Another construction of my father in law aparantly loosely based around the design of a wine glass.