A Lesson from Penguins!

During our visit to the zoo this summer, we could not wait to see those beautiful penguins and were looking forward to watching them having fun in their water pool.

But I really did not enjoy the scene there; it was a very hot day! The penguins were suffering from the heat and looking very miserable and exhausted! They either laid down completely motionless, or were standstill with fully opened mouth doing their best to surrive the heat!

I wondered what kind of entertainment is that! I really felt sorry for them and wished we had not stoped at their pool! 

My daughter did not recognise them. 

I said: “ look! These are the penguins!” but she said: “ No they are not!” and kept looking for the cute Antarctic penguins similar to those ones seen on TV.

But while writing this post, I decided to check if all penguins live in cold climate? I found out that the answer is “No”. This means that those penguins probably might not have been suffering much that day! 

It’s not only because of my poor knowlege about different species of penguins that I believe they were going to die that day, but I also did not read their identification sign! 

And why did not I read it? 

Because i know they are Penguins! 

But this was not enough! 

This was why i saw them miserable though they might not be! 

To know better is to read and ask more and may be watch carefully to enjoy the scene! 

A good lesson this summer! 


Wishing you all the best, 

Nahla

kite flying day

I am not good at taking pictures, do not have a professional camera and have never thought of being a photographer! 

Surprisingly I started a new habit to look at any surroundings and take some photos ( using my phone camera) ! 

The reason behind this change is that I really admired how other bloggers have been using their cameras to capture beautiful pictures! 

Now I do not just appreciate how we are surrounded by beautiful nature, things, and colours, but also think that it would be very impressive to share them with others.  

Hence, I decided to share these photos taken by my phone camera. 

These kites, in a wonderful sunny, a bit windy and cloudy day, entertained and really made the day for everyone especially children! 

Hope these photos would make you smile and add some fun to your day too!

Wishing you all the best,

Nahla

No internet Zone

On Sunday, it was sunny and we decided to have a day out at one of beaches here in the UK. 

The best thing is that our day was without INTERNET! 

My husband’s mobile, which is usually our source for sharing data, was broken down, my teens got limited internet (usually ran out of data) My phone has also limited data and finally no I Pad for my little daughter! 

We stopped by the fair where my daughter had a go on some rides. Since the games are not suitable for their age, her brothers started grumbling: “ when is she going to finish? 

Soon we were on the sandy beach! Still sunny but colder than expected

But where was the sea? 

The water was so far away; it was a very low tide! 

“No water fun and cold weather” my sons complained! 

But my daughter ran to explore and we after her while my husband offered to take care of our stuff at a nice quiet spot,  but, probably, he wanted to grab a long nap! 

“Bored” my sons said and complained: when would we go home? 

“Happy and excited ” was my daughter saying: I do not want to go home?

I was happy; totally happy! 

“ Let’s dig a big hole”, I suggested! 

It was fun as my daughter decided to jump over it. She ran as far as she could but instead of jumping over, she fell in. We all laughed! 

We collected shells and threw stones! 

Simple free games!

Few hours passed without internet kept us close again even if we did not do that much! 

Internet is wonderful invention! 

But is it not better to have your family around in No Internet Zone?  

What do you think? 

Wishing you all the best, 

Nahla