Month that was, March 2018

Last month the girl gang had meticulously planned a surprise farewell birthday party for Z who had announced that she might be leaving Saudi for correct. We fixed a date in March and determined to have it at one of the girl's domestic. It changed into no longer smooth to fulfill Z every other day and no longer blurt out what we have been planning for her! :-)

Yanbu has some incredible water bodies for pastime and considered one of them is boating to watch the corals. We in conjunction with Z's family deliberate on the early morning boating, observed with drive-thru breakfast and head to the flower display! While I love being punctual, we got late to reach the boating region and so the flower show was now not amusing - mid-day warm sun!


None of my blogger pals knew Yanbu earlier than they noticed it as my blog title. I am extra than pleased when it hosts global report flower indicates! But this city is first know for its blue beauty! #Yanbu #Redsea #corals that you could watch at the same time as on a boat ?? Or #snorkelling or #scubadiving! This percent does not do justice to the actual corals the Red sea holds. #nofilter #sauditourism #yanbuhighlights #lifeinyanbu

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Yanbu Sharm Entertainment

The fine component about this boating became the corals and feeding the fishes! Apart from that they showed us a few shipwrecks and deserted ships that offers this tour a museum touch.

Flower Show 2018

Unlike last 12 months, I did no longer cowl this year's flower display other than a few pictures on our first visit.

Yanbu Flower Show 2018

Z's farewell

We planned the entirety over a separate Whatsapp group but like actual ladies, we kept having better ideas each day, consequently, scrapping the vintage one and it went on until the previous few days earlier than the farewell day. Each of us planned to get some thing to devour, we sought Pinterest help to get a banner published and masses of balloons caught to the ceiling that had our photographs striking on the give up of a thread. It was all so stunning and so quite.

I by no means idea of baking a cake for such an occasion as I sincerely lack the expertise and the self belief. But whilst Ragee's foster mom insisted that I need to take this possibility to bake for the small crowd like this, I couldn't suppose why now not! So I went beforehand and made the first right chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream frosting and cinnamon chips. I knew this cake will be successful and might be the primary cake that I won't cut. :-)

Z. She got here into my lifestyles and rocked it for a while leaving me with great memories, laughters and life training. Just when I thought lifestyles is a lot better than social media, her family makes a decision to move back to India. ?? Internet calling or texting is NO fit to our #majlistime ?? She is conserving my first complete fledged layered cake that I baked and frosted. ?? Chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream and studded with cinnamon chips. #sallysbakingaddiction #pressurecookercake #devilsfoodcake #farewellparty #bestiegoingaway

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Recipe for this cake is adapted from Sallys Baking Addiction's Triple Chocolate Cake .

Btw, yours truly made some cake cakes too! I used the first trial cake to lead them to and introduced a few biscoff muffins. The ladies went for the truffles because I feared it would start to melt if out for too lengthy. Each of them took one and needed to come returned for greater... There has been actually a pin drop silence with occasional mmmm sound of relishing the truffles. I am so happy they cherished it. I am but to share the recipe at the blog... InshaAllah.

Z's Farewell - Yanbu

After a zillion institution selfies and hugs, it become time to go away. Looking back, the time we took to plot for at the present time turned into nearly a month and the actual day went beyond in a jiffy. That's how everything is...

I pass over you Z.

The Cheesecake Dinner

Z makes the nice cheesecake that is not anything quick of sinful and guilt loaded. As my cheesecakes are the cheat versions and or healthy photographs variations, F shamelessly used to invite for the cheesecake each time we are at her place for tea. And so, Z decided to offer us the remaining dinner at her place earlier than they leave the united states. She made some mouth-watering delicious lamb curry after which this outstanding brownie base cheesecake!

I omit her and our time a lot!

Masha, the feral cat

I have been documenting Masha 's journey with us on a separate Instagram account for my report.

March 2018 After nearly 5 months considering that we misplaced #rageethekitten we had a new traveller cat! She selected to sleep on our doormat seeking protection from everything due to the fact she changed into pregnant and our condo turned into the pinnacle maximum ground with little to no human intervention. She runs down the steps the moment we open the door. Being a cat lover, I deliberate to make it easy for her. #catlover #fosteringaferal #fosteringcats #catsofyanbu #yanbucity #mashatheferal #walkinpets

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Masha got here with the baggage of awful reviews with human and so by no means let us contact her ever in all her four months of stay with us.

The mnm Cake

There is a certain pleasure in making a dessert wherein you do not have to drag returned on the sugar or butter fearing the energy due to the fact you're making it for a mother and 3 munchkins! (late) Ragee's foster mother and her youngsters are my high-quality useful resource of taste lab after F. They name me "Cake Aunty" and so changed into born the tradition of assembly her with a few dessert! :-)

The mnm cake idea became born after I were given hooked to Sallys Baking Addiction. This is the equal chocolate cake I made for Z's farewell... I am practicing my frosting abilties here... And I need to say...I ate a whole lot of buttercreams that day!

Way to youngsters coronary heart is through a cake.... Or #mnms ?? I even have baked this #chocolatecake thrice and it in no way let me down. My all time favorite recipe from @sallysbakeblog Had made this for my buddy?S kids who calls me ?Cake Aunty? ?? I were given loose hugs from all three munchkins for the duration of the day. Too a great deal lou. ?? Now I have a big boy at domestic inquiring for the equal! ?? I intended the cake. ?? #sallysbakingaddiction #devilsfoodcake #mnmscake #chocolatebuttercream #pressurecookercake #bestieskids #sweettreats #lifeinyanbu

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I have the whole video of the kids cutting this cake on IGTV.

March made me make desserts.??

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