Thursday, 24 January 2008

More Pakistani Art

Intricate embroidery and beadwork on the clothes of a bride and also traditional henna designs painted on her hands.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Far above rubies

Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Proverbs 31:10

A thought for today, my 40th (ruby) wedding anniversary.

Ruby is a pink to blood red gemstone. Name comes from Ruber, latin for red.

Ruby is a computer programming language.

Ruby is cockney rhyming slang for a curry.

Ruby Murray is the Irish singer whose name lives on as the source of the above rhyming slang.

Ruby Wax American comedienne.

Ruby Tuesday, 1966 Rolling Stones song.

She would never say where she came from

Yesterday don't matter if it's gone

While the sun is bright

Or in the darkest night

No one knows She comes and goes

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

Who could hang a name on you?

When you change with every new day

Still I'm gonna miss you...

Don't question why she needs to be so free

She'll tell you it's the only way to be

She just can't be chained

To a life where nothing's gained

And nothing's lost

At such a cost

There's no time to lose,

I heard her say

Catch your dreams before they slip away

Dying all the time

Lose your dreams

And you will lose your mind.

Ain't life unkind?

Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday

Who could hang a name on you?

When you change with every new day

Still I'm gonna miss you...

January Twenty Three

January twenty three
Used to mean so much to me.
As a child I couldn’t wait
Until it reached that special date.

It took so long to come around,
Then I would hear that special sound
Of birthday wishes just for me,
With friends around for party tea.

With every year I grew and grew
And soon I’d aged to twenty two.
As years advanced my children came
And they had parties just the same.

The kids have grown and years have passed.
Now they seem to come round fast.
It’s come again too fast for me,
That dreaded January twenty three.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Penblwydd Hapus Stuart

Stuart will be 5 tomorrow (17th). Because we won't be seeing him on the day we had a cake with candles here for him today. As we were singing Happy Birthday to him he joined in and sang it in Welsh, which they have been learning at school

Here he is with his favourite Lego which was a present from Daddy.

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Opening ceremony

I missed the opening ceremony of our new house because I left Pakistan before it could be arranged. Hubby's maternal uncle and his eldest sister both cut the ribbons. Food for almost 100 people was cooked on a fire outdoors, which is what they do in Kashmir when cooking for large numbers.