Sunday Day 110 – 19th April
A bit of family time today playing on the carrom board…not much else happening.
Monday Day 111 – 20th April
I subscribed to Twinkl using their free code but never did actually print anything…it ends up a lot of printing and a lot of paper. But I caved in today and did end up printing some things for Bee to do. As I don’t want her constantly staring at the screen now we are back to homeschooling.
Tuesday Day 112 – 21st April
A gifted book arrived today which was written in collaboration with Save the Children about children in Rohingya camps. Will do a blog post about it at some poin,t but in the meantime if you want to learn more I did a quick IGTV video: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B_SwMnIDR8o/
Also baked some cookies. Didn’t have brown sugar so couldn’t make the recipe I wanted but they turned out ok….tasted a bit like shortbread though.
Also started putting some Ramadan decorations up. Not really feeling it but when I said I couldn’t be bothered Bee got upset…so put up some balloons.
Wednesday Day 113 – 22nd April
We were sent a gifted Ramadan Calendar today which is stunning! However that meant I had to quickly think of things to put in it and had to order some bits. Also put up a few more decorations. Keeping it simple though as prefer to put lots up at Eid. There was also a bit of drama on the street as the house just opposite caught fire. Started from a fence outide and quickly latched onto the lower kitchen roof and then the higher roof. 2 houses were affected and felt sorry for them as one was a young couple with a child.
Also took off Bee’s fracture boot today. It has been 4 weeks. I decided to wash it as it was a bit smelly and she said that it wasn’t hurting and could walk on it easily. They had said initially 4-5 weeks so as it has been 4 weeks I took it off and told her to still take it easy for another couple of weeks though. If it does start hurting we can put it back on.
Thursday Day 114 – 23rd April
Feeling a bit fed up today. My laptop charger is playing up and charges when it feels like it. Ordered a new one which won’t arrive until Monday…managed to charge it up full and get all the ramadan posts sorted for the Muslimah Bloggers blog. We do 30 ramadan posts by 30 different bloggers…was panicking incase the charger completely died. Spent pretty much all day on the laptop so the only pic is of Rosie….who is getting annoyed as her sleep keeps getting disturbed. The conservatory used to be her territory and we have taken it over
Friday Day 115 – 24th April
Although some are starting Ramadan today our mosque is starting tomorrow as they say the moon was not sighted. There is always a disagreement each year and the city is divided yet again. Made the most of it and decided to do a picture for some gifted Eid items I was sent. Started catching up with blog comments and all of a sudden my headache got worse (had it since the morning) and I started feeling really cold. Even the duvet wasn’t warming me up. Hubby made me a cup of tea and that helped warm me up a bit….. and after some food in the evening (skipped lunch as couldn’t face it) and paracetomol I got a temp enough to soak my pyjamas with sweat. Am hoping it is just a summer cold as have no sore throat or cough.
Saturday Day 116 – 25th April
1st day of Ramadan. Thankfully whatever I had yesterday seems to have gone as I was able to get up and fast. Bee had been insisting we wake her up even though it would be 3.30am. I was reluctant but her dad agreed to wake her. Surprisingly she was very chirpy for that time of morning and very excited to take part. I said she could do half a day but she was adamant she wanted to do the full one even though it would be 16 hours. Writing this at almost 6pm she is still going although I have said to her numerous times during the day that she is a child and she doesn’t need to fast. Just over 2 hours left. I do remember as a child my mum saying I didn’t need to keep it but still insisting…she clearly takes after me.
She has been busy all day doing some activities in her Ramadan Activity Books, reading the Quran and memorising some short sections of the Quran. She has way more energy than me! But I won’t be letting her fast every day even if she wants to…just a few now and then.
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The carrom game looks interesting. I don’t think I’ve seen it before.
I am so glad we were stocked up with ink and paper for the printer before lock down as we seem to be printing out lots.
The Ramadan Calendar is gorgeous!
I’m glad Bee’s ankle seems to have healed well. I hope she takes it easy on it.
I’m glad you are feeling better today. It is such a worry when anyone is poorly at the moment. How exciting for Bee to be joining in with Ramadan. She sounds like she’s doing amazing. x
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It’s a game my hubby used to play a lot as a child in Pakistan.
Wow, I’m so impressed with Bee for fasting for that long at such a young age. It must be nice for her to have the boot off now. It must have been a real shock to see the house fire over the road.
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I didn’t really want her to fast but she proved me wrong!
I’d love to have a Carrom game! Sadly it’s stuck at my in-laws house, but something to look forward to when we can meet them again.
Aw! Well done Bee on fasting! Mashallah that’s fantastic!
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Thank you! Was surprised and proud of her managing the full day!
I didn’t know there was such a thing as a Ramadan calendar. It looks fab. Glad you managed to shake off your bug.
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These have become a big thing the last few years. They never existed when I was a child
Love your Ramadan calendar – so pretty. I’m impressed at Bee managing a full day’s fast, she certainly sounds very determined. Twinkl is really useful for homeschooling stuff but yes it’s a lot of printing. We certainly seem to be getting through a lot more paper at home at the moment. Glad that you have been able to take Bee’s fracture boot off now and I hope her foot continues to heal well. Glad you are feeling better too. #project366
She definitely is a determined little girl
Well done Bee on the fasting. I couldn’t do it. Hope her boot is off for good soon. Hope the rest of Ramadan goes ok. Must be very strange doing it with the situation we’re all in.
She really surprised me by managing the whole day!
The calendar looks amazing. I love the carrom game look fun. Not seen that before. We do seem to be printing loads. I am glad Bee’s ankle is healing well xx
All the printing is getting a bit stressful!
I started off using Twinkl a lot but I found it quite a bit doing all the printing and marking afterwards, we are enjoying Oak National Academy right now, my eldest especially! It’s lightened my load and I am not as stressed about homeschooling now, although it is very screen based, so I totally get why you fancied a change x
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Will have to check Oak National Academy thanks!
so glad you have managed to get bits and pieces done for Ramadan, love the colours of the calendar
How lovely that Bee wants to join in with the fasting.
That game board looks rather large
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It does take up a lot of space!
Ramadan Kareem to you and the family. Well done to Bee fasting for that long, I know a lot of kids her age that insist on fasting even though they don’t have to, does your oldest daughter fast? Sorry I’m not aware of her age. Yes Twinkl resources require a lot of printing but are used widely throughout the British Curriculum so good for supporting Bee’s education at home. Glad to hear Bee’s foot is healing nicely, fingers crossed she doesn’t need the boot again
Yes the eldest is almost 14 and has to fast now. She does ok.
OoOoO I love playing with the carom board! Considering the hardships the Rohingya Muslims are going through, this should be an interesting book. Oh God, I hope the family is alright. Wow, the calendar is amazing! What do you put in the pouches? Rosie doesn’t want to be bothered 😛 . Seems we started Ramadan on the same day; Ramadan Mubarak! Its wonderful that Bee is excited. I remember being very excited when I first started keeping fasts (I was 5 or 6) I didn’t fast everyday though and when I was 8, I didn’t keep fasts during weekdays as I would be very exhausted when I got home (I fainted once)
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Thankfully the family were ok.
Usually put a dua, hadith, good deed or a fact about Ramadan, and some little toys
Never heard of a carrom board but it looks like an interesting game. I love the Ramadam calendar
It is quite fun and competitive
That calendar is just beautiful. We are big fans of Twinkl but it does involve a fair bit of printing, I agree.
We love the calendar!