Sunday, December 20, 2009

Winter is truly upon us..

The sun just rises as we reach school...

and the snow arrived in time for the holidays! mashaAllah.
I was surprised to read that even the Swedish public transport system has been caught out with the snow, and then the usual moans from commentators that it is Winter after all, what do you expect?!
Warnings today not to drive due to weather conditions, so put a stop to sledging as the nearest, walkable slope is not so great. Neighbours built a small 'hill' out of snow for the kids to have a go on. Also meant I had a go at making roti for MIL as shop for these is also a car journey away.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

As time is short, just some pictures

Some sunlight appeared today, so despite sore throat, I took them down for some Vitamin D and very fresh, chilly air.

and some 'cocosbullar' S made fairly recently, and are v tasty, needs no cooking, fairly healthy as mostly porridge oats (well sugar and butter too) and a good one for little ones to help with. If anyone wants a recipe let me know and I'll translate it, inshaAllah.

S wanted me to take this one to show the speed of his rolling of the balls...

A 'mafs test'. created by H, and looks like it was M who did the answers.

and Hz, sporting just what he needs to retain those brain cells. ( Yes giving him a big, padded space suit to wear has crossed my mind!)

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

A typical day in the life of me..

Wake, feed, pray, eat , cajole, rush, drive, listen MP3 quran, drive, grocery-shop, feed, change nappy, eat, pray, drive, feed , pray, feed some more hungry mouths, help with homework/quran, pray, yell 'turn the computer off', prepare food, cajole to eat it, cajole to get them to bed, set timer on mobile to get them to bed, think '10 pm could be the best time to do drawing, spelling,maths, hanging on the exercise bar, chasing up and down, but we have to be up before 7 am tomorrow', grab some food, pray, type this, collapse in bed.