A scrappy life!

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Dejected Morning!!!

Woke up at 5.58am! So thought I would search for a job! Well to be honest after about 2 hours I am feeling thoroughly dejected. I have come to this conclusion that after

a.Seven years of study
b.three years of commuting from Southampton to London everyday
c.waking up at the crack of dawn to get Ibrahim then 3 months to my mums before I head off,
d.carrying a breast pump around uni to express milk for Ibrahim (plus odd looks in the ladies prayer room)
e.One year spent in egypt
f.Thousands of pounds of debt

that my First Class Honours Degree is worth absolutley NOTHING and I am not qualified to do anything useful...even the Foriegn office didnt want me as a low grade admin assistant!!

So now I am wandering what the point of it all was and what the heck I am going to do with myself!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here is a pic to prove that yes I did graduate (after 7 years)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


OOh Im on a role tonight well I thought I would post something abou the music I have been playing. I thought it would be a bit different to play suff that I listen to at home and perhaps some of you will never of heard!

This guy is called Hakim he is an egyptian (he normally seings belly dancing music!). This song is actually about Islam and about how our religion actually stands for peace despite what we may be lead to believe. I think this was as a response to that last few years world events!

Hmm enjoy my eclectic taste in Music!



Ok well I am supposed to take Ibrahim to Acton for his Taekwondo....but I really can't be at all bothered!! I am really tempted to just stay at home. Its a 40 min drive, 2hr wait for him to finish and a 40 min drive home. And with the fasting I really am no in the mod for driving to and fro! Hmm ok thats it I have decided I am staying in.

..Didnt take much time to convince myself, but I will make sure he goes to his weekend class instead to make up for it. Besides I have some crafting I want to do.

The fasting is going well, its just the waking up for breakkie at 4am!!! Thats what is really knocking me out.

Oh ok seing as I am not going anywhere I will post some piccies of my Craft Room! Just so you have something to look at!

Saturday, September 23, 2006


Well is seems that the Holy month of Ramadhan is upon us muslims again! As usual half the world will start one day (24th) and half the day after. I wish that we could all agree on moon sightings but never mind!

So Inshallah we will start on Sunday. I am really looking forward to Ramadhan this year I feel it I really need it!

Also we really want to get Ibrahim involved with it this year now that he can really understand so much more. He wants to fast some half days this year which will be lovely and such an acheivement!

I don't know if my blog actually gets read, but for those of you who don;t know here is a breif introduction to Ramadhan.

Ramadhan is one of the months in the Islamic calendar which is based ono the moon not the sun so it is about 11 days shorter than our gregorian calendar. Muslims have been commanded by God in the Qu'ran to fast between sunrise and sunset for the entire month. This means no food or drink between those hours. (I should mention that sick and elderly as well as travelers etc are not expected to fast as you are not allowed to do anything that harms your body) For muslims Ramadhan is a very Holy month we try to really be at our very best, it is a time of reflection and spiritual cleansing and of trying to draw closer to God. It is a time for us to stop thinking abou our material needs and to think of others who are less fortunate. We try to complete the Quran during Ramadhan. It really is a month of blessings a time for family. Most cultures have there own traditions as far as the meal at sunset is concerned. Seeing as I have a Moroccan husband we will be having Harira a rich moroccan soup...EVERY DAY...I know I know I get sick of it but it is a Moroccan tradtion!

After the month is up we have our celebration or Eid!

Well R.E. lesson over! Just thought I would fill you guys in!


Saturday, September 16, 2006

I have been tagged by lisababe
1. Which famous person would you most like to learn that you are descended from?
Hmm tough one maybe someone like Malcolm X! I wish he was still alive today I really wander what impact he would have had on the world!
2. Which famous person would you hate to learn that you are descended from?
Hmm there are so many..GEORGE W BUSH has to win hands down what a nightmare that would be!
3. If you could be ancestor to any living famous person, who would it be and why?
Some one famous? Let me see.......Muhammad Ali!!!!! Wow he is such an absolute inspiration-not that I like boxing- but I so admore his courage and honesty and faith in the face of adversity!

4. If you could go back in time and meet any known ancestor(s) of yours, who would it be?
OOh again there are so many but probably...one of my greatgrandadsI

5. Tag five others:

Hmm sorry I dont know who to tag!

Too Long!!

Oh Boy its been ages since I posted! Well had quite a hectic summer, with both good and bad events going on!

So Ibrahim is back at school so big WOHOOOO now my holiday starts. So am hoping to really get my teeth in to my business and get started properly..well I can always live in hope! Also have to get my self in shape for Tasniems wedding which inshallah will be next summer! Hmm I went sight seeing with my husbands cousin to Harrods and saw the most gorgeous dresses..well hubby has told me that if I slim down he will get me one...I didn't tell him how much it costs..but I will be keeping him to his word I tell you that hehehehehehehe.

Summer seems to be on its way out which is a bit sad however I love autumn and don't mind winter either actually I quite like it, sitting inside all snuggled up while is it cold out!

Ok well I seem to have produced a load of old drivel but never mind.