Summer means a lot!
Yesterday marked an end for a big chapter in Uzair’s life!
As it was his very last day in his pre-school. After spending about 3 years over there and getting his very first basic knowledge about life’s basics, he is ready to step into the primary section of his educational life. He said good-bye to his teachers and met his classmates.
I’m feeling little sad about this because last 3 years in that pre-school, he learned so much about not just basic education but also about interacting with people outside home. He made his very first friends in school, about whom he told me almost everyday in past 3 years. The school lunch hour and playing in the playarea were his favorite. He even loved to share his home made lunch with his friends in school, which is a very good thing.
And he also loved learning about the basics like alphabets, numbers, shapes, colors and so much more. And showing me acheiving full marks in a class test, when I would return back home from work, was his favorite thing to do. I never stopped wondering about how Uzair spent his day in school, doing his classwork or playing with his friends. I wondered about this so many times and dearly wished to capture his activities on video but that never happened. This makes me sad.
Three years ago, I wrote the post you can read below about Uzair’s first day in pre-school and now, I’m writing about his last day.
Time surely flies so fast and it takes away so much from us. But on the other hand, it also gives us moments to cherish about for the rest of our lives.
To those who have no clue about what wonders blogging brings upon, this wonderfully amazing list of blogging benefits by Miriam Blaker certainly packs enough power to let them truly see and understand what they are actually missing.
The world is full of amazing people and I found so many of them through blogging 🙂
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Roses are red, violets are blue, today’s my birthday but the gifts are for you.
Make a wish
I’m 53 years old young today. Hip, hip, hooray, where have the years gone? I still feel 21. Yep, except my need for reading glasses, dodgy memory and aching bones tells me otherwise. Falling off a bike recently didn’t help either.
However, I’ve never felt more blessed and passionate about life than I do right now. I’m grateful for every single day and my heart, mind and eyes are wide open. To a degree, blogging has played a huge part in that.
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning
I started back in 2015, the February before I turned 50, the year before I lost my mum and my life changed forever.
As I write this (a few days before my birthday) I reflect on…
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And the joyous feeling is already in the air and on ground!
I always delay
In doing everything
Few years ago, it was hard to imagine that a foreigner would dare to even step inside Pakistan, all because of violence and terrorism in the my beloved country. That era was definitely a dark one in our history and wiping it off wasn’t so easy.
During my first year of blogging (I created my blog in February 2015), I didn’t engaged up much with fellow bloggers, though I kept in touch with the ones I followed.
This changed in November 2015 probably when I started to receive views, likes and comments on every single post of mine by Camille de Fleurville, a blogger from Dordogne, France. Camille not only encouraged me about what I posted back then through her comments, she also provided valuable suggestions towards my blogging skills. As time moved on, she became my very first blogging friend.
The reason Camille started to follow my blog, as she told me about it one day, was really fascinating. Since I’m from Pakistan, she shared a memory from her childhood with me about meeting a Pakistani painter and sculpture in Paris. A particular painting of that artist filled little Camille’s heart and soul with a joy she didn’t experienced before. After finding out that I’m a newbie blogger from Pakistan, she pitched an idea. A little series of Touring Pakistan guest posts on her blog in which I would introduce to her my country Pakistan and its way of life and people to her followers on not on WordPress but also on other social media platforms.
You can read out the introductory post of that series below and I will share rest of the episodes in coming days.
For The Daily Post’s Tour Guide
We shall leave the Dordogne from time to time this year, and tour Pakistan – and perhaps other countries as well. But let us start with Pakistan.
“Why?”, will you say.
There is the opportunity, of course. I met a fellow blogger, Hammad Rais, in blogging during the Advent Calendar time, and he posted photos he took or that family, friends, and acquaintances took, of his country. The photos were beautiful and some breath-taking. At the same time, Hammad Rais has a keen sense of humour and made me laugh sometimes with a post and one line under an illustration. I “liked”, commented. He answered. He “liked”, commented my posts. I answered. And I thought it would be a good thing to open the windows of The House in the Dordogne and to let some fresh air come in. Therefore I invited him to post on my blog. And here…
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Be a good friend!
Empty chairs across the table
They weren’t such, not so long ago
A good friendship can single-handedly fill our life with unspeakable amount of joys and laughter.