January 1, 2011

Not-So New Years Eve

New Year's eve was a fun day. It just happened to be December 31st.

Here are some photos from yesterday. In the morning the weather was beautiful. Warm with a nice breeze. We went to the promenade for a bit with a friend.

My new scarf!


In the evening we went to a birthday party at the bowling alley. Except there was no bowling involved. How odd right? They have a place for parties but bowling isn't included. There were lots of other kids there too so the kids weren't too bummed. I'll take the kids bowling after exams though inshaAllah. When we got home it was a little after 11 so I told the kids I'd let them stay up until next year. Hardy har har, got lots of laughs with that one. Kids are such an easy crowd. I miss watching the ball drop and all the crazy people in Times Square in the freezing cold on NYE. We did our own little count down though.

Safiyah & Salwa

I can't get Dawood to make a normal face for pictures. He either makes a silly face or this stiff mannequin one.

MegaMind is playing at the cinema so we might go next weekend when there's a few days off for Orthodox Christmas. It looks good.

I feel like alhamdulillah 2010 was a great year. Hoping 2011 is a wonderful year for all of you.


  1. Oh wow. So I installed then Uninstalled Intense Debates comments, didn't like it...and when I did it deleted all comments in this post! So I'll just paste them here below....

    Ruby Tuesday

    Lovely pictures and what beautiful children you have!

    Reading this post made me realise how little we have in the way of entertainment in Luxor. A tiny bowling alley that is never open and no cinema. I would LOVE a cinema, there are always rumours that we are going to get one but so far - nothing.
    Have a happy New Year.



    love the scarf!

    Shahirah Elaiza

    Your kids are so cute mashaAllah. You make me wanna have kids soon lol.

    What's Orthodox Xmas? Hmm shall Google it now. Happy New Year =)

    Umm Aaminah

    Salaam sis. Your two older girls look like cookie-cutter molds of you!!! Isn't it beautiful when you can see yourself in your children??? I mean alhamdulillah it's nice when you can see your husband's face in them but come on.... we do ALL the work! ;-)

    Love your blog sis and beautiful family!


    Ruby Tuesday, Oh man, and I thought we had it bad here with our one little mall. The cinema/mall is pretty new so we didn't have a theater that showed English movies until recently. Lol about the rumors. There's always rumors that a Carrefour is going to open here, nothing yet. We did get spinney's but it's not as big as the one in Cairo. Cairo gets everything but they also have all the pollution and overcrowding.

    Ange, thanks!

    Shahirah Elaiza, Aw that's cute, thanks. Orthodox Christmas refers to the Christmas that Coptic Christians here celebrate on January 7th.

    Umm Aaminah, Really? Everyone says Salwa looks like me, the middle girl, but Z looks a lot like her father. I had to chuckle at the last bit there, I mean, yea we do! Thanks sweetie.


    Lovely! Have you been to el gouna? (I'm not sure if I've actually asked before). It's under an hour away from Hurghada, went there last year and fell in love with the place. Considered living there even someday in the future!


    I'm with Ange...love that scarf!

    What a lovely way to spend the last day of 2010 :)


    A very Happy New Year to you and your lovely family..just wanted to say that the scarf looks so much more beautiful on you than in the picture of the previous post :)..Hope you have a wonderful 2011!


    Londoneya, Yea El Gouna is just half hour from here, it's really pretty.

    Washi, thanks, yea it was a good day.

    Sheher, why thank you. Happy New year to you and everyone.

  2. Anonymous3:03 PM

    Salam alaykum,
    Happy new year (a bit late) and I hope you'have a blessed year ahead.


  3. Rialive, Alaikum alsalam, thank you, the same to you Ameen.


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