Its been almost 2.5months I didnt post anything on this blog. September when we were back from Turkey was a busy month for me, helping my daughter to adapt to her new school (she loves the school!), dealing with my son who was cranky now his sister is gone every morning (poor dear Ali) and looking for a house to rent. But in the end we decided to keep staying in the house where we live since we moved in Amman in February, because there wasn't any certain time when our furnitures and personal belonging would arrive from Damascus (hence confusion whether to rent a furnished or unfurnished house) and there was an issue that my husband would be transferred to another country next summer so if we moved to another house and paid annually we would lose some money. Good news fınally our belonging arrived, we now can use some of our furnitures and I still have a lot of boxes to sort out.
October, another busy and fun month for me, particularly in the end of the month. Just before mid term holiday there was a book week in Dilara's school. She had a great time with Gingerbread man theme, having pajamas story at school and in the end there was a costume day where she wore the costume of her favourite bbok character. She wore Tinkerbell costume and had a tea party with her class.
Right after the end of book week, there was an Eid holiday (Eid el Adha or Sacrifice day) combined with mid term Autumn holiday. We all deserved to have a real nice holiday, besides it was my birthday and a friend visited from Netherland so we all went to Petra and Aqaba (the red sea). We went there with another three families, they are originally from Canada-Ghana, Italian Australian and Tunisian and we are Turkish-Indonesian, quite interesting crowd :)
|the Siq, Petra|
|In front of The Treasury, Petra|
|The Amazing View of The Rock Camp (our accommodation in Petra)|
|The Red Sea (behind us is a town in Israel)|
|Enjoying (Ali not so enjoying!) Aqaba|
|me and Dilara. In case you were wondering, I wore a full body swim suit called Burqini which I got in Australia|
|Ali spent most of the time sleeping but he wanted people to think that he was busy snorkling!|
|the site of Ayla, an old Islamic town in Aqaba. Behind is Giant Flag of Arab Revolt against Ottoman Empire|
I also took my friend for sightseeing around Amman: Amman Citadel, Roman theatre, Jerash, Dead Sea and Hussein Park.
|Jerash, Rome far away from Rome|
|Jerash is the biggest Roman site outside of Rome|
|my friend floating in the dead sea|
|float... float away...|
|me, dilara and sunset in the dead sea|
|Al Hussein Mosque, Amman|
|The Children Museum of Jordan, Amman|
|Jordan Royal Automobile Museum, Amman|
|My friend Santi posing with King Abdullah in Cultural Village, King Hussein park, Amman|
|Temple of Hercules, Amman Citadel|
|Roman Theatre, Amman|
It was fun but very tiring indeed. And my boxes are still waiting to be sorted :(
Now... how about cross stitch? I still managed to do some stitching, particularly early October. I wasn't sure why in September when we were back from turkey I didn't feel like doing any stitching. I spent most of my time reading novels. And the internet connection in our building was awful, it made me less motivated :( I think if I had a better connection, all your encouraging posts and events such as IHSW would keep me going. My husband had been promising me to buy our own connection but he was so busy and he was the number 1 procrastinator (tomorrow... tomorrow... next time... next week and hey its been more than 2 months!). Yesterday I dragged him to the mall and half forcing him to buy the router-internet connection deal. So here I am writing my blog again! I will post my stitchworks in different post :) I hope you enjoy my pictures, its so nice to be here again :)
PS: I have changed my blog address from yanahanimstitches to yanakristik.blogspot.com. I think its shorter and easier to remember for my Indonesian fellow. I hope the link to my blog from my follower would be automatically updated. Sorry for inconvenience.
***** many thanks, terima kasih, sağol, شُكْرًا