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I know it’s summer when I look around and see an empty house.  It feels strange to have the place to myself.  The garden is not used – even on nice afternoons, there is nothing fresh in the fridge, books are untouched, toys are neatly stacked and the dining table has not seen plates for days.  My brothers have been staying with me occasionally, watching football and movies.

This photo, taken back in May, is what makes a house a home.  One’s loved-ones surrounding one with joy and laughter.  I am truly blessed and I thank God whenever I remember.

10 Comments

  1. Yes you are blessed with that lovely family! very nice color as usual and nice picture!

  2. lovely picture-children are loving their holiday though they (and I ) are missing you lots. Keep the posts coming!🙂

  3. 🙂

  4. Nice picture Bu Yousef. I hope the family are having fun in London. Hang in there, you will join the soon

    • They are, thank you Sami. I’m just looking for attention🙂

  5. Lovely post…I am on my way to getting married next month..Your post gives me positive hopes🙂 and MashAllah you are blessed with a beautiful family.

    • Congratulations. It’s a real journey, and it’s up to you (both of you) how much fun you make it. Reading your blog, yours will rock, inshallah. All the best Amu🙂

  6. Yeah everybody is leaving town! But I’m sick of this dust! Its driving me nuts! I want clear days! Let us enjoy the sea or just clear weather!

    • Mathai
    • Posted 5 July 2010 at 8:12 pm
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    I thought you would be happy to have the house to yourself for a few days. Kick back and relax, have a pint (or its Halal equivalent) with your bros😀


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