Showing posts from June, 2019


Ah! Summer vacations have finally begun. I.. we have been counting down to this day for weeks now. Finally no alarms. The kids don't go to camp.. and save for a swim crash course later in July we are free. A few years ago I read somewhere.. and it's the most obvious thing but it hadn't occurred to me before then; 18 summers is all we get with our children.. maybe more if we're lucky so we need to try to make each one count. Which means I may disappear here and there.. The weeks leading up to today were crazy busy with the end of Ramadan and Eid celebrations.. I had friends visiting. One I hadn't seen in 5 years and another in 3.. I met some of their kids for the first time.. and while we only had a few hours together we had a wonderful time catching up and it was a joy to watch all our babies playing together. We celebrated D's 9th birthday over the weekend.. more details on the birthday to follow soon. And H graduated Pre K.. He's off to public

2nd Chance by James Patterson

2nd Chance by James Patterson Synopsis A brutal madman sprays bullets into a crowd of children leaving a San Francisco church. Miraculously-or was it intentionally?-only one person dies. Then an elderly black woman is hung. Police homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer senses a connection and together with medical examiner Claire, assistant D. A. Jill, and Chronicle reporter Cindy, finds a link that sends a chill through the entire nation. This killer's motives are unspeakable. Thoughts The book snob in me would have never thought of reading something by James Patterson but then I read two of his books last year  and enjoyed both of them immensely. One of them was part of the Women's Murder Club series. It's of course another crazy killer and impossible case but with Lt. Lindesy Boxer as the main protagonist partnered with three other fiercely strong, independent and brilliant women it makes it a great girl power kinda read which is a huge plus. Also you don't

Friday Photography

As I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago unfortunately not all photographs do well as just photographs and when I see them sitting in my shop getting no love I give them something new to do. This particular photograph was taken in Baltimore .  Backpack   Beach Towel    Bench  Duvet Cover A Line Dress   Leggings   Zippered Pouch - Available in 3 different sizes. Buy any two and get 15% off                            Etsy             Instagram             Twitter             Bloglovin   

Three Beautiful Days in Prague

We left Vienna in the afternoon and arrived in Prague at night.. hungry and tired we grabbed some Burger King at the train station and then a taxi to our hotel. The hotel, Hotel U Zlatých Nůžek was in the Mala Strana area also known as Lesser Town. The hotel couldn't be more perfect. It was a one bedroom and in the most charming area right under the famous Charles Bridge. There was no elevator but we we only had carry ons so not a big problem. The hotel offered a free breakfast.  We spent the day exploring the area...We stopped at the John Lennon wall. Once a normal wall, but since the 1980s it has been filled with John Lennon-inspired graffiti and pieces of lyrics from Beatles' songs. Located in a small and secluded square across from the French Embassy, the wall received its first such decoration following the 1980 assassination of John Lennon when an unknown artist painted a single image of the singer-songwriter and some lyrics. It has been painted over numerous