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That time we were sick on Eid

Eid al-Adha is the 2nd of the two Eids Muslims celebrate. It means the Festival of Sacrifice and it honours the willingness of Nabi Ebrahim to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to Allah’s command. Allah then intervened, sending his angel Jibra’il  to inform him that his sacrifice had already been accepted and replaced his son with a sheep. On Eid al-Adha Muslims sacrifice sheep (and other animals) to honour this day. The meat from the sacrificed animal is  ...

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Sickness

I’m sick. I think it’s some kind of flu. But there’s no fever so it’s probably just a bad cold. I am feeling hot though that might be because I have clothes and blankets on me. What is life? I don’t know… I’m writing this on my phone from bed. Because I was asleep but then The Munchkin woke up from his nap and woke me too. By jumping on my sick, tired and sore body. I wanted to write about how I had a Thai massage yesterday and the therapist climbed  ...

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Parenting

Baby’s got a fever!

  This weekend was the long anticipated weekend away to Velddrif with the friends. It started out grand. We got there by lunch time on Saturday and The Husband took The Munchkin down to the beach to play in the surf. He came back happy, if a bit sandy from getting knocked over by a slightly enthusiastic wave. I gave him a quick rinse down and he went to play and warm up in the sun outside. That afternoon, he had a raised temperature and I gave him some Panado, hoping it would bring it  ...

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Parenting

Teething terrors

Last night was possibly the worst night of sleep I’ve had in The Munchkin’s almost 9 months on the Earth. Including the newborn days! You see his top middle teeth are cutting. Both of them. So yesterday he had a diarrhoea nappy which resulted in a nappy rash. Fun for no one, especially The Munchkin. Then he developed an awful chesty cough. Apparently it’s a party! And I invited none of them! He was breathing so junk while he was sleeping, coughing himself awake and just  ...

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