I have been off work for the past 10 days now and still have few more days to go before I return, it has been a quiet time which was boring at times but very relaxing at other times.
One of the best things I enjoyed doing is going through my favourite blogs (you can find them on my Links) I basically read most of them from the time they started and believe me that was a very interesting read which kept me awake for a long time at night or very early in the morning as I don't tend to sleep for long periods.
It was so interesting to read the stories, thoughts and adventures of everyone, a lot was funny, some were sad and some very educational, it makes me proud that we have many Libyan women bloggers, infact more women than men, most of them have their own careers and dreams and blogging is probably the best way to express themselves, I hope InshAllah they achieve what they want.
Last night I took my children with me to what has become a custom for the Libyans in London, the Pakistani Community Centre which every Ramadan becomes the Libyan Community Centre, it is open every night for Taraweeh and for socialising afterwards, twice a week they have an open Iftar where anyone can come, so I took the children for the Iftar (I usually take them to these Iftars about twice every Ramadan) They really enjoy going there as many of their Libyan friends turn up and they all end up making a great big noise and fill the place with happiness. The only problem I find at these gatherings is when its time to eat, most children tend to disappear behind the curtains where the women are!! my kids didn't have their mother there and so I was like usual when I go there concerned about if they are eating or not, I would be shouting their names and telling them to come and sit with me and in the mean time I get weird looks from some of the men because im standing outside the women curtain and shouting! I know that they do not eat properly there but its worth taking them because they enjoy seeing and playing with their friends, they usually eat at home afterwards.
Something funny happened 10 minutes before Iftar, one of my friends who is the main chef at these Iftars went outside for few minutes then came back to the kitchen where I was talking to few other men, he went straight to the table where there was a dish full of roasted almonds picked up a handful and very proudly dropped it in his mouth and started chewing them with enjoyment on his face, I said to him are you not fasting? My God, the look of shock he had on his face with his eyes wide open, he ran to the bin spat it out and rinsed his mouth and was very angry with himself for forgetting, we all thought it was funny and laughed.
The Iftar was delicious as usuall and it is really nice seeing so many friends that otherwise you are not able to see because of long distances and other circumstances.
SafiaSpeaks suggested (read comments) that I tag readers to tell us how they broke their fasting by accident, so go on let us know your funny stories.