My post title was suppose to be “never too late… but all apologies for being so” but the post that got me nominated for this award had the exact same title… First of all, whenever I do get nominated for something like this, I have no idea what I should do…
Secondly, thank you very much to my new blogger friend, April from alwaysbobswife.wordpress.com who have appreciated my efforts in this blog. Now, after a month and a week, I am accepting the nomination and paying it forward.
I have to be honest, I don’t have a lot of blogger friends. But what few I have, I keep close. I am therefore nominating the following friends for their encouragement and their friendship-
mitzie mee from The World According to Mitzie Mee
ibyang from A Wife’s Charmed Life
deity from the Wandering Deity’s World (one of my oldest friends from the blogging world)
jenn from That’s a Jenn Story
To my “sisters” above, when you choose to accept your nominations, i hope you will not mind going through the process yourself, it is a tedious one but engaging and fun:
- Provide a link and thank the blogger who nominated you.
- Answer 10 questions given.
- Nominate 10 blogs that you find a joy to read. (i didnt have 10)
- Provide links to the blogs and inform the recipients they have been nominated.
- Include the award logo within your post.
- Your favourite colour? green
- Your favourite animal? dogs and turtles
- Your favourite drink? iced coffee
- Facebook or Twitter? facebook
- Your favourite pattern? retro patterns
- Do you prefer getting or giving presents? both
- Your favourite number? 26 (the date aria was born)
- Favourite day of the week? mondays (they don’t get me down)
- Favourite flower? daisies
- What is your passion? learning new stuff. music. singing.
The place we are moving to does not have built in closets and we need an uber effective storage solution so that I won’t drive my DH nuts with all the crap that I own. When we were surveying the room we were going to be staying in, I told DH that we should put all our existing storage to one side (which includes a h1.6xw1M closet and a stand alone garment rack which I use to use to dry clothes) and just cover with curtains. I was looking around the internet with ideas and came across a bunch of wonderful solutions that I just might try. Thought I would share them with everyone.
David and Im’s “One Space” – Apartment Therapy
I’ll post in the future what I have come up with. DH is leaving the solution in my hands and I am up for the challenge. However, he better not blame me if it doesn’t work out.
We are moving… After three years, we are moving…
It’s hard to part ways with something/some place you are very attached with. Our current studio in Discovery gardens is the first apartment I have ever lived in that was solely ours. This was the apartment I spent the first few years of my married life in and where I got to know DH more. This is where I dealt with the loss of three babies in utero. This is where I took my baby Aria a few days after she was born. This has become my home.
Now it is time to move. To a bigger space? Not necessarily. Our reason for moving is far more important than that and I have no qualms about why we need to move. But I will miss this place. I will miss waking up in this studio apartment with the kitchen just a few steps away. I will miss having the entire house smell like what I was cooking for dinner or what I was baking at the moment or like laundry. I will just miss knowing that I was going home here.
Goodbye to our first home as a family. I will really really miss you.
I always enjoy trying out new things. So when my dad asked my mom if she’d like to try the chocolate shop right across the restaurant we were at, i was the one who immediately said yes.
Jeff de Bruges is actually a belgian brand created by a french guy. I always pass by their shop at Deira city center wondering when I would get the chance to try them out. They sell gourmet chocolate and even ice cream. Im so glad my dad is here! lol
i love this display in their shop. gotta make a poster with these words for my kitchen.
my mom is a chocolate with nuts kind of person so she chose to buy the ones with nuts in them.
my brother wants his chocolate!!
chocolate bear lolipops for kids for AED 25
for the kids
Time for a taste test!
mom gets the cornet
i got the jeff- which is chocolate with old fashioned soft caramel
The texture of the chocolate was just perfect, just like it would melt in your mouth. Although the taste was a bit too sweet and heavy for me, one was enough… for five minutes. cant get enough of chocolate!!
my neice gobbled hers within a minute
choco-ooh la la
Did I mention that my dad was here?
My dad is here for a visit so our weekends (and sometimes weekdays) are spent mostly with him. Last Saturday we paid a visit to one of our family’s favorite restaurants- UNO. UNO is famous for their deep dish pizzas- chicago style and my mom just loves their calamari. It was my first time to order their bacon cheeseburger pizza and it became an instant favorite coz number one, I LOVE BURGERS (someone should get me a shirt that says just that) and number two- I love cheese.
My dad with Uno chicago deep dish at the background
Chito and Chichi waiting for their pasta
my nephew praying for the food… especially his pasta. these kids love their pasta.
mom’s calamari. not enough on the plate
the ultimate bacon cheeseburger pizza
the UNO Special that is NOT better than the cheeseburger.
I might be a bit biased becoz I freaking love burgers. and cheese. Putting them together deserves a nobel prize for awesomeness.
UNO Chicago Grill
Deira City Centre, Dubai Mall, Mirdiff City Center