Only recently have Bedouin people had access to Hospitals. Therefore, they have a robust and established First Aid system (some things might make you go “eww”) with which they treat various ailments… Read about some of the practices I have learned…Read more "Bedouin First Aid"
There are some things which never change about a person. A social or religious programming you have received as a child, or a characteristic you developed or were born with. No one persons unchangeable factors are necessarily the same, but for sure everyone has something that is unchangeable about them… Or at least something pretty much certainly unchangeable.Read more "Billy Goat Head in my fridge …"
Al-hamdulilah I have a very happy tummy and I think I have no requirement now to eat goat meat for at least another month….
My husband told me the following joke ages ago. I am generally rubbish at joke telling and remembering, but this one stuck in my head…Read more "Eid Mubarak, a Bedouin Joke, conversation with my son…"
I initially started this blog from the desire to share something about my life here with the world because I see and read so much negativity …. then … I found myself struggling to write.Read more "#OrdinarilyRemarkable – thoughts on the blog-o-sphere."
Did I mention we have geese. Well yes. Desert and geese don’t really go. But my husband was fed up with our chickens digging up our fruit tree roots, and I didn’t want to keep them in their house all day so he swapped our seven chickens plus one rooster for three geese. Two females and a male.
Apart from the odd incident (like when the male bit the bottom of my youngest son in a surprise strike attack), overall I like them very much and their funny ways.Read more "A very silly gosling"
#1: They are spontaneous. #2: They have a mischievous sense of humour. #3: They are generous. #4: They are remarkably tolerant. #5: They don’t hold a grudge.Read more "The 5 characteristics I love most about Bedouin Arabs"
This BBC article gives me hope because is illustrates that individuals can make ethical choices even when their culture or society has a different way, even at great risk to their own self, and that through these individuals greater social change can happen.Read more "Hope lives in the choices we make"
I’ve been thinking a lot about integration recently. Given the news, the American election, the conversations going around online, my own multicultural family.Read more "Integration – Polarised people."
As a Brit rain is not something I naturally get excited about. Cold, wet, grey and inconvenient. However, since living in the desert I have a new appreciation for it.Read more "First Rain"
Dear America, You are great. To me you are great because you are so diverse. YOU ARE A KALEIDOSCOPE OF DIVERSITY ALREADY AND YOU ARE GREAT BECAUSE OF IT. The people who make you up into a nation make you great – the little ones more so than the big ones. Your creative culture is […]Read more "#tellAmericaitsgreat"