Saturday, December 31, 2011

Cream cheese pound cake

I got the recipe from
I became skeptical in the middle if this but it turned out fine. Tomorrow we will try it.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Jigsaw puzzle

This was 1500 pieces of irregular cut. I have been working on it for two years cos I stopped when I got pregnant. It was great fun to do.

Sunday, December 18, 2011


I am not a nostalgic person. You will never catch me reminiscing, talking about days long gone and what once have been. And I think this for two main reasons. One I hated being a child, I hated being a teenager and I loved being an adult. I spent my childhood waiting to be a grown up and my teenage years depressed and wishing fora  better a future. Plus my parents were so strict that the main answer to anything was a "No", so there was not much to enjoy. The second reason is that I always look out for tomorrow with so many plans and wants that I am too busy to think about the past.
Now the other type of nostalgia, which is to the old ways of life... well that is just not my thing. I love all useful inventions; starting with plumbing all the way to ipads. And I would never go life was and was, thank you but I love my running water and electricity.

The weird thing is I so often  find myself in tears when I hear a nostalgic music, tune or song. And I have been wondering why? Recently for example I discovered this song and I am in tears every time I listen to it. That Fairuz song always gave me this nostalgic feeling and I don't know whether to cry or laugh when I listen to it. So what is it. I am neither Lebanese to miss that way of life, nor am I Hijazi so what is it?

 Well finally I think I figured it out. I am nostalgic for a dream. The dream of a wonderful life, the dream of peace, the dream of love, the dream of decency. The dream for a life with no bad thoughts or ill feelings, a life where one would feel safe, loved and secure. The dream of a life where one would know no harm can come to you or your loved ones. I am nostalgic for a dream. And I cry....

Friday, December 9, 2011


There is romance and there is life...

You love someone and feel they are the one for you; That is romance. You marry them and build a home with them; that's life. You nurture them and share good and evil with them; that's romance. You encounter sh*t and crack at occasions, and feel you've had it; that is life. You love your children and love to do everything for them; that is romance. You can't wait for the moment they go to sleep so you could have some rest; that is life. You take pride in them and in their achievements; that is romance. You see yourself aging and your beauty wilting; that is life.

And the list goes on... The trick is to enjoy romance and tolerate life.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Pills for brain function, pills for joints, pills for digestive system, pills for bones & tension. Paranoid/healthy?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A beautiful fuscia

I love this color so much. It's deep and flirty all at the same time. It's from Bourjois.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Beautiful weather

We are enjoying some wonderful weather in Jeddah. It is strange how good weather makes one love and enjoy life just want to go around singing "I feel good"...