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I was away for 2 days because I had to babysit for my sister. So on Friday I had to pick up my nieces and nephew from school and take them home whilst their parents where out.
Day 17: I went to the school to get the kids and when I went to get my niece, Humi, and in her surprise at having me pick her up, she said “Why are you here to pick me up? Why are you here?” I tried not to look shocked and laughed it off before turning and walking away as quickly as possible.
Then I set off with the kids and watched them play whilst I prepared dinner for them. I had to make pizza for iftaar and luckily the ready-made role has 2 pizza bases:
But unfortunately I overcooked it. A little.
Later, my sister arrived and I started on the one we were to have for iftaar. This time, it was a success:
My sister marinated her chicken the night before so all she had to do was fry:
Then we ate!
I stayed the night and was told when I woke up that we would be having some cousins over for iftaar. So we began brainstorming and we came up with this menu: chicken wrap, fried rice with red bean, chicken fried strips and banoffee pie
I spent most of the afternoon right up until iftaar taking care of dessert. My sister did the rest :p
Day 19: This day was spent mostly on the road and in bed. I was finally going home but first I stopped over my brother’s place. I crashed in someone’s bed whilst the all the kids played. I was then woken up and went home.
After 2 days of intense eating I came home to such simplicity and last minute ideas thrown together, it felt extra special to be home again: