Sunday, February 28, 2016

Spelt Crackers

http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2008/12/spelt-everything-crackers/

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Yesterday when I was young - Shirley Bassey

My Grandfather

Thankyou so very much for this beautiful tribute to my paternal Grandfather Said Ali Zein-Iddin, , may God rest his soul.

My biggest regret is that I never met my paternal Grandfather (in fact he was killed long before my parents had even met); yet everything I hear and read about him makes me feel so connected to him and so very  proud that a man who embodied such values, who actually lived by them and who was as gifted with words as he was know to be; was above all so generous with his prolific talents.

My wonderful compassionate dad, may God rest his soul too; was the image of his Father and always said he was also a great cook (although his haphazard spontaneity would have my Grandmother despairing at the resultant aftermath in the kitchen)  and he had a deep love and respect for nature.

In many ways I am blessed to have inherited some of his traits but in so many other ways I find myself lacking. I aspire to be like him. One day. One day soon I  hope.

http://emtiazalnahhal.blogspot.com/2012/07/blog-post_10.html?m=1#comment-form

Peacock Pride

On my last day at The Farm I was treated this private show.

I will also upload the video of the ritual that took place before this where he us completely snubbed by the peahen lol 

Hope you find it as magical as I did 😘

https://youtu.be/Fj0laYZxFV4

Monday, February 22, 2016

Coldplay - Hymn For The Weekend (Official video)





Everywhere I look there are Peacocks this year:  #2016 = Year of the Peacock!

Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime (Official video)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Leap of Faith


This was the last cliff that required a running jump. The only one who had the guts to pull this off was the fearless warrior Lina! Hats off girl, you rock :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Canyoneering Yogis ~ Jan 2016



This is what happens when an eclectic group of zen loving Yogis hit the island of Badian and 
are coerced into canyoneering within 48 hours of arriving in the Philippines having traveled over 36 consecutive hours. 

We felt the fear and did it anyway. 

During the euphoric dives into crystal clear, brain numbingly cold turquoise waters we climbed, questioned, supported, screamed, danced, sang, walked, clambered, slipped, laughed, fell, cried and laughed our way over breathtaking terrain in a 7 hour quest that proved we could tackle any physical and mental challenge as long as we had each others backs. 

And if this adventure proves anything it is that we were, cliches be damned, all for one and one for all. Hell yeah!


Clearly I have waaay too much time on my hands but yes it is ultra delicious, totally time consuming, somewhat dangerous, definitely cheaper from a can buuuuut this is the nearest I can get to #island living in amman and I am holding on for dear life 👻 #coconut #love #healthyrecipes #recipes


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Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Four Storey Jump



And so it was time to woman up. Would we do the infamous 10m jump or not. Well, I filmed this part so looks like I did although I have no memory of it! Deciding to jump is the hard part, scratch that, making your body leap when all you see beneath you are a bunch of scraggy rocks whilst the guide keeps showering droplets of water where you are meant to land whilst your brain is screeching at the insanity of it all, yes, that is the hard part. But then you jump. And you are free. And when you dive into that cold refreshing blue crystal; water, well, there are no words to describe the incredible thrill. Adrenalin rush? Yes. Madness? Definitely. Would I do it again? Maybe. Make that a strong maybe!


Post Four Storey Jump



And so it was time to woman up. Would we do the infamous 10m jump or not. Well, I filmed this part so looks like I did although I have no memory of it! Deciding to jump is the hard part, scratch that, making your body leap when all you see beneath you are a bunch of scraggy rocks whilst the guide keeps showering droplets of water where you are meant to land whilst your brain is screeching at the insanity of it all, yes, that is the hard part. But then you jump. And you are free. And when you dive into that cold refreshing blue crystal; water, well, there are no words to describe the incredible thrill. Adrenalin rush? Yes. Madness? Definitely. Would I do it again? Maybe. Make that a strong maybe!

Canyoneering in a Nutshell