It was a beautiful day! To wake up on my birthday in this beautiful place was amazing. I started my day by going to the gym, then after a shower, headed for breakfast. Awww… even now when I think about it i feel like smiling. There is a big different between civilized places and “other” places. Can you believe that after other people knew it’s my birthday most of them after they finished their breakfast passed by my table to wish me a happy birthday. I was so touched. And thanks to lovely Johan and the staff for surprising me with cake and singing “Happy Birthday” too! It’s a shame I was late to grab my camera and take some pictures, but I was so happy.
This reminded me of my last birthday when the immigration officer in Singapore (most of whom as you know are very serious) after checking my passport, she looked at me and wished me a happy birthday with big smile then she wished me a wonderful day. Now that’s what I call civilized!
After my breakfast I had a chance to enjoy the hotel, starting with a swim in the pool, then went to the Spa which was incredible. I do love Spas :) Later I checked out and got ready to go to the airport because I was travelling the same day. Thanks to my friend Kay and her son Ryan and his friend Jayden for the ride to the airport – much love to you guys. Not to forget my baby sis Tina, my mtoto Flora and mama mdogo. Thanks you guys and Johan, you’re the best! :))
I started my week by visiting cute baby Rochelle (Lydia & Scott’s daughter). It was so nice to meet her for the first time. Then went to Coco beach for some lunch, it’s been a long time since I went there. It’s so relaxing just to sit back with my wadogo Tina and Shangwe, having our lovely local food and just enjoying the view :)))
What a lovely and fun night we had, thanks to my wadogo Salome, Flora and Tina. It’s good to feel young sometimes lol! :)))
Was lovely to arrived safe in Dar, I’ve been travelling a lot around the world but there’s increadible feelings I always get as soon as I land in Bongo. It is amazing! I think I agree with the saying “Go East or West but home is the best”. From the airport I went straight to the saloon because my hair needed big help! The next day was Sunday and after I took my wadogo for brunch at the Hyatt Regency we went to Rudy’s farm for some nyama chomas. Oh my It was delicious :))))
My three weeks in Bongo begin by taking my wadogo Tina and Flora for brunch at the Hyatt Regency which they did enjoy it very much. Kwangu mimi nilikua nasubiri kwa hamu muda ufike nikimbilie uswahilini nikajilie chakula cha kitanzania lol! :)
I don’t know where to start kwa kweli, my beautiful baby girl is turning 5 today. What a blessing. I can’t believe it’s just 5yrs ago when I held in my hands a 4.5kg baby girl and now she growing and becoming a such lovable, caring, charming girl. I’ve been blessed to have a such healthy baby who for 5yrs hasn’t been seriously ill. We took her to the Doctor only once and that happened on her journey from 4yrs to 5yrs, but before that she has never been seriously sick. I keep praying to the Lord to keep protecting her and for her grow up to be a healthy woman.
And here is her story which I’ve prepared for her, for all the year along her jorney from 4 to 5yrs, which I’ve been doing ever since she was born. After she celebrated her 4th year, she was blessed to start her lovely 5th year by celebrating her half sister Jenny’s wedding in Hobart Tasmania Australia where she was a flower girl. She loved it so much. On her way to the wedding she got a chance to see Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore again. In Singapore our family stopped there to celebrate her mother’s birthday and she enjoyed it very well, especially when she got a chance to sing happy birthday to her mummy.
In Australia she got a chance to visit Darwin and have a chance to feed the fish at Doctor’s Gully. The adventure didn’t end there as she boarded a Ghan train to expore more of Australia’s Northern Territory to Alice Springs. On the way we stopped in Katherine and had a chance to expore one of the oldest stone gorges in the world. In Alice Springs she got a chance to feed wallabies and ride a camel in desert.
She was very happy when we stopped in Adelaide, South Australia where her daddy comes from and visit some of the friends and have a chance at first time to visit her grandfather and grandmother’s graves at the cemetery and have a little prayer. She was so happy when she helped her cousin Amanda to prepare a halloween pumpkin when we were invited to a BBQ at her Uncle Lex & Aunty Sue’s place. Was lovely too to catch up with Uncle Neville and cousin Lynda and her daughter Brittany. She also visited her half sister Skye and shemeji Simon’s home for a drink and have wonderful time to play with their dog Gracie.
It was lovely finally arrived in Hobart, Tasmania where she stayed in a lovely holiday house we rented. It was a lovely house with a fire place and have a chance to help to put some wood. This place was a little bit cold but that didn’t stop her from going for a walk along the beach which was just few steps from the house. She had a chance to play in the park which is very near by the house.
And the wedding day come along she boarded a coach which took us from downtown to the wedding venue which was in the countryside. It was a beautiful sunny day and she had a blast and enjoyed every minute of it. There was a little bit of an accident, because she was having so much fun she waited for too long to say she want to go for a wee and wet herself LOL! Mummy had to take her pants off and let her finish the party without them because she didn’t have a change of one. Luckily she was only four hahahaaaa… I don’t know if she will think this is funny a few years from now.
After the wedding we stayed a couple more days in Hobart then headed to Chiang Mai Thailand to celebrate Thai New Year before headed back home and back to school.
She came with a lot of stories to tell her classmates and teachers which they enjoyed hearing very much. Before she knew it, she had a chance to celebrate her 5th Christmas. The 1st Dec is our Xmas tree day and as usual this year she helped her family to decorate the tree and it was beautiful tree.She started counting the nights until Xmas and eating one chocolate every day from her Xmas countdown calendar and then finally the day came to the night before Xmas when her Dad read the book “The Night Before Christmas” which he has been doing ever since she and Amani were born. This is her Daddy’s tradition and she loves it. She went to bed dreaming about Santa bringing lots of presents.
This year we decided to celebrate with a holiday at the Shangri La hotel for couple of days. She had a blast and one of her favourite pasttimes was to play in the water and go tubing down the Lazy River. It was awesome and she would love to come back again here.
In February she had a chance to help celebrate her brother Amani’s birthday. And it was great when she asked mummy and daddy to arrange a big birthday party for her too this year so she can celebrate with her friends.
On summer holiday this year she went with her Dad and her brother Amani, cruising around Europe where she got a chance to visit different countries like Germany, Estonia, Sweden, Poland & Denmark. She had a chance to meet different people and make friends. On the cruise she met one very old gentleman who was 95 and still enjoying cruising. She enjoyed herself a lot on the cruise especially because they had a Kids Club where she had a lot of fun with different children on board.
A few days after she came back from holiday she welcomed Aunty Tina, my young sister, to our house. It was so lovely to see her. She really had fun with her all the time she was with us and finally her request was granted when her Mum and Dad took her back to the Shangri La Hotel for a weekend. She was very happy and had much fun again going tubing on The Lazy River, swimming in the pools and playing at adventure zone.
Summer came to an end and Aunt Tina went back to Tanzania and Malaika went back to school again. This year she’s in Reception and now she gets to do homework every day. Yeah! She loves doing home work. She loves her new class and her new teacher very much and I believe this year is going to be an interesting one with a lot of learning. And her swimming is coming along well, and guess what kind of birthday party she’s going to have this year? A pool party!!!!:))))))) I think she’ll love it! I believe it is going to be fantastic!XOXO
This weekend we decided to take my little sister Tina to see Wadi Dayqah Dam and to have a chance to see a little bit of Oman country side. Even though was too sunny but we had an amazing time, the place is beautiful.
hahahaaa, a very happy face of mine i had a greit day and a greit time. After having a quality time at Al Bustan Palace Hotel we went to the mall for some shoppings and some desert lol jamani it was yummy and i ended up full tummy al manusura kuvimbiwa but it was very nice actually it was worth it!!if i will be having this ice cream daily i will surely gain 5kgs per week, thats how yummy food pays you back!. Good food & shopping going well together hihihihiiiii…..
So, after we had our lunch and fish pedicure we headed to Al Bustan Palace Hotel for coffee/tea,oooh what a lovely place, I loooove the entry road to the hotel, it’s so green uwezi amini kama uko eneo la jangwa. To be honest Al Bustan Palace is one of a kind, I can’t explain how but It’s just beautiful aiseeey it is trully a Palace :)))