The advent of Ramadan brings a raft of changes to life here in Qatar. The pace slows, work hours change, days become less productive, the nights’ stirring…..
Ramadan is a time for abstinence, orisons, supplications and self- introspection….. It is also a time for increased “family-time”, special meals and traditional recipes…..A time to reassess … A kind of “new- year”…..
The rising temperature and the holy month meant the H family spent a mundanely uneventful week. Stayed at home, cherished the time as they spent their first Ramadan (in almost seven years) at “home” and as a “proper” family. Also,It’s lil Z’s first Ramadan folks!
Food-wise J kept it simple and traditional. “Chukku Kanzhi” (dried ginger, coconut and rice porridge), fruits, juices for iftar. Non-fried, humble meals for suhooor (pre-dawn meal).
J kept her shopping instincts in check……(All saved for the end of the month ;-)…Shhhh…don’t mention it to Mr H)…… Went looking for a “play gym/mat” for Z though.
Found the perfect one.
Also found there was a super sale at Mothercare, so ended up stocking on sleep-suits and onesies!
Lil Z also got her FIRST pair of jeans! Wohooo….
J hardly has time for books these days. Found barely enough time to for two this week.
Last night, J craved cupcakes after iftar. So the family took a trip to the mall (Villagio)…..
Who could that be????
In you face marketing!
Anyhoo, J ended up changing her mind (no surprise there!) and had a shoarma (or shawarma if you will) and a doughnut. The mall was packed, Ramadan did not seem to dampen the shopping spirit one bit!
The H family has no special weekend plans. Plan to just chill at home…..
What are your’s?
Z’s favourite BaBa……
And Z’s Mama’s treats for the weekend……
Till next time…..