Summerize: memories and rituals

Prompt: go to, the word of the day is your writing prompt.
Summerize: (v) 1797 ‘to spend the summer’. From 1935 as ‘to prepare for summer’.

As the school year draws to a close, all I have been doing lately is organising and preparing for the summer, or to rephrase it according to the word of the day: I have been summerizing. I sit cross-legged on the floor surrounded by suitcases and boxes of possessions with Friends playing in the background, I just can’t help but reminisce about the ‘good old days’ when summerizing meant something completely different.

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Are February resolutions a thing?

I know I am unceremoniously late but what can I say, January resolutions have never been for me. New Year eves just don’t fill me with the kind of excitement that can convince me to give up my much-needed sleep. My celebratory text messages are never responsible for jamming the mobile phone network simply because they don’t exist.

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Greener Grass and Silver Linings

I’m back! Don’t ask how long for because every time I announce my hiatus is over, it really isn’t but I do have a plethora of excuses reasons for my silence on t’ ‘press.

On Monday, we returned to Qatar after a very loooong 7 weeks in the UK. We were the last people we knew to leave Qatar, we truly felt the emptiness of the country as everyone depart one by one for their respective homelands or vacation spots. By the time our flight date neared, we couldn’t wait to go ‘home’. It’s a funny old word isn’t it? I am starting to hate using it but until I can think of an alternative, it will just have to do.

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Not on Strike

I have been slacking a little on the blogging front. It’s not that I have nothing to write about, in fact, for a variety of reasons, I’m functioning at a veerrrryy slow pace.

The weather is heating up. It’s 35 degrees as I write this and the thought of doing anything after a long day at work – lesson planning, marking, blogging – anything at all, is just…so…difficult! It’s a wonder I manage to cook!  What doesn’t help this early onset of ‘Teacher On Summer Vacay Mode’ is that I’m two thirds of the way through the school year. It feels like the end except there is a whole term left *sob*.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

First off let me begin by saying a BIG THANK YOU to all you lovely readers and new subscribers. I hadn’t anticipated this much traffic to my page after being featured on Discover, it is very humbling.

I was nominated last week (I think? It’s exam season so I have no concept of time) for this award by the very talented Safiyah over at Scottish Muslimah. Check out her blog, it’s awesome. I guess this nomination couldn’t have come at a better time – allow me to tell you a little more about myself and the award. Continue reading “Sunshine Blogger Award”