It’s Thursday! Peek into the past week…

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!

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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).

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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.

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Also found there was a super sale at Mothercare, so ended up stocking on sleep-suits and onesies!

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Lil Z also got her FIRST pair of jeans! Wohooo….

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J hardly has time for books these days. Found barely enough time to for two this week.

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Last night, J craved cupcakes after iftar. So the family took a trip to the mall (Villagio)…..

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Who could that be????

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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……

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And Z’s Mama’s treats for the weekend……

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Till next time…..

J.

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