Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Joys of Shawal

Assalamualaikum and hello, my lovelies!

Here is a note to wish you safe journey home after the recent celebrations. Please observe speed limits, stay alert and take a break at the slightest feeling of needing some fresh air. Safety first, ego does not matter. Lives do.

Open houses aplenty this weekend, so please practice moderation. Please do not show up early as the host may not be ready to receive guests. Please do not show up after the opening hours either. 

Please do not hog the buffet line. Please do not waste food and drinks. Please do not overstay your welcome. I was going to say "please don't ask your host how much -insert whatever item which looks lovely and may cost an arm and a leg- cost", but you should know that already *giggles*

This is my 7th Eidulfitr and I am already accustomed to hosting relatives at The House. I am so glad I have not heard or said anything remotely offensive related to political, racial or religious matters so far. Not even in retort, defence or discussion of current affairs. This, I credit to a short and special supplication of intending a peaceful, harmonious and happy gathering by offering the reunion to Him. Alhamdulillah

In conclusion, my lovelies:

1. Stay safe.

2. Be polite.

3. Have fun!

That will be all. 

p/s: Fresh flowers were curated by The Little Girl. Her first free choice! 


  1. Selamat hari raya mrs hampshire! I love lilies too as it lasts longer.

    1. Selamat Hari Raya, Juju! Lilies emit scent, and carnations lasts longer - so my little one discovered for herself :)

      Hope you had a wonderful Eidulfitr. Take good care!