We’re almost at the end of spring now, how time flies! The weather’s still temperamental, you get a few odd days of glorious sunshine, then it’s back to showers and strong winds again. I have learnt not to complain, always make the most of whatever comes my way and be truly grateful, Alhamdulillah! Well, we’ve just had a lovely weekend here, my in laws came over to stay. Although it was just for a few days, my family treasured their visit, for it’s only a handful of times we get together each year, as they live quite far away. My children love both their grandparents a lot and appreciate their dearest auntie driving them all the way to be with us. We took advantage of the warm sunshine and ventured together to our favourite haunt, Bourton-on-the-Water. This beautiful village holds a special place in my heart, I never get tired of visiting it time and again. I have blogged about it in a few other posts before, do click here, here, and here if you haven’t read them.
We had a memorable day together, in my opinion it’s not the place so much that matters but the company. As we go about leading our hectic lives in this modern world, it’s easy to neglect the people we love. Our time in this world is very brief, if we don’t seize the moment we miss the opportunity to create happy memories together. I’ve selected a series of photos below to mark our beautiful day together, hope you’ll like them! I would also like to mention here how disgusted, disgraced and annoyed I felt over the horrific killing of the British soldier in Woolwich, London about a week ago. I totally condemn it and to use the name Islam to justify the barbaric act is totally unacceptable. A belief system is supposed to guard our morals and manners, irrespective or which religion it is. There will always be injustice and violence in this world, but we don’t take actions into our own hands no matter how frustrated or angry we might be. Islam as I’ve always known is of peace, love, respect; true Muslims live a simple and moderate lifestyle, at peace with everyone and everything around them.
On the last day of my in laws’ visit, we took them out locally to a spring crafts market. The atmosphere was festive (although we were there only briefly as it was almost closing time) and there was a band stand in a corner. The song that was playing is still stuck in my head, I would like to share it with you here. I think it cleverly sums up the memorable weekend I’ve had with my loved ones in this beautiful country which is now my home. It must be love, the reason I am here!