nouranaimi And it is that time of the year
#4 'th of #February ... Thanks to all my dear friends who never missed my day and thanks daddy for the cake
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nouranaimi My #2015 in #books ...
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I had set a challenge last year on #Goodreads to read 6 books and I have actually read 8! My books were mainly classics along with a couple of Sci-Fi books. My main companion throughout the year was #warandpeace and I've read the others in parallel.. The idea of reading books in parallel is quite weird, but it worked for me only with #warandpeace because of the long books it is... Actually I've read it only in the car during my daily drive to and from work (and many books I have read during my drives!) and I've read all the other books during my afternoon tea time.. It was an intense condensed read with many many ideas and concepts.. I have dog-eared many pages to dwell on and reflect during my coming retreats which I am so eager to start soon
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My challenge this year is 10 books starting tomorrow with #orhanpamuk 's latest book
1mon

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nouranaimi It has been a very long time since I last posted and shared with you my dear friends.. I have been very inactive I admit!The last couple of months were very busy, but it is time to pause now and get back to my 'real' enjoyments
Many things have happened which I wanted to share with you.. many books and thoughts.. but I promise to get back now and continue sharing my enjoyments
Once I wanted to taste a cake that wasn't available in #Qatar, and the only solution was to try baking it.. to my surprise I discovered that I could actually bake a #cake ! Oh I was amazed by the results!! and have created a small #cookery book which I am adding to all my successful recipes
My best is #Medovik the #Russian #honey #cake
In one word it tastes 'authentic' it gives a warm feeling at each bite and satisfaction for having a 'valuable' piece of cake!
Note: My Medovik has to be enjoyed with #tea , coffe would destroy the taste !
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nouranaimi It has been a long time since I last posted on Instagram . . . 7mon

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nouranaimi I have been thinking recently of why not having a second bachelors degree on #English #Literature since it is what I found to be really interested in, and thought of looking for courses discussing #books and literature. I found #Oxford university offering a variety of courses on literature and I felt as if I've found a treasure: what I wanted since some time is now within my hands! After reading #janeeyre by #CharlotteBronte and some #poems by #EmilyBronte I had a special interest in the #Brontes and I wanted to read more of their books, and here I am at last starting my #Bronte course I am very excited about the course, and for all what I would learn and read during the next couple of months. . 9mon

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nouranaimi ". .'It is not enough for me to know what I have in me - everyone must know it: Pierre, and that young girl who wanted to fly away into sky, everyone must know me, so that my life may not be lived for myself alone while others apart from it, but so that it may be reflected in them all, and they and I may live in harmony.' . ." ... #warandpeace #volume2 #Leotolstoy 10mon

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nouranaimi Book Two. . .:
". . At night time in the moon's fair glow,
How sweet, as fancies wander free,
To feel that in this world there's one
Who still is thinking but of thee !
That while her fingers touch the harp
Wafting sweet music o'er the lea,
It is for thee thus swells her heart,
Sighing its message out to thee. . . .
A day or two, then bliss unspolit,
But oh! till then I cannot live! . . .
. ." #warandpeace #leotolstoy #currentread #instabooks #instareaders #books
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nouranaimi It is the time of the year .. and today I have turned 24, my dad turned 55 yesterday, Mathaiel baked special pies for both of us and mum and AlJazi prepared a wonderful table set.. I am thankful to Allah Who Has blessed with my beloved family and am grateful to all my dear friends who made my smile bigger and bigger one by one with all their lovely words and wishes .. I had a strawberry pie and my dad had an apple pie, and as always Mathaiel mashalla is so talented and they are just yummy ! My dear family and friends thank you all for everything •Note to memory: my 20s birthdays are linked to Sudan, to the lively gatherings and all the good people .. the garden settings, and the double birthdays where I have two cakes to eat rather than one 1y

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nouranaimi "To read WAR AND PEACE is one of the very richest of the rich pleasures literacy can provide" ... #WARANDPEACE #leotolstoy #currentread 1y

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  •   omnassor90 Happy birthday sweet noura wish you all the best in life .. you are one of the most unique and clever friends I have 1y
  •   nouranaimi @omnassor90 Sara thank you so much dear I am very much blessed to have and know a dear and a special person as you 1y
  •   fatma_theyab_almuhannadi نورة انا فاطوم بنت نجاة 9mon

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nouranaimi I have been craving this little indulgence for a while and just decided to bake it at home and it tastes divine... Ain't I awesome .. I have finished reading #senseandsensibility by #janeausten and found many important topics for discussion in it. I am not sure whether my next read would be re-reading Pride and Prejudice since I have finished a Jane Austen or War and Peace which I was waiting for the vacation to start... I have found some similarities between Elinor Dashwood's personality and mine. My pen has passed under some important passages and sentences in the book, and the rich introductions it has started and ended with which I here share a couple with you: "Perception of external objects become a wholly aesthetic indulgence","'It is not only knowledge that detaches man from feeling; it is sensibility itself: a sensibility that is no longer controlled by the movements of nature, but by all the habits, all the demands of social life.' In particular those women who nourished themselves on literature (particularly novels) were prone to nervous disorders: 'it detaches the soul from all that is immediate and natural in feeling and leads it into an imaginary world of sentiments violent in proportion to their unreality, and less controlled by the gentle laws of nature., One contemporary cure for nervous disorders was to expose the sufferer to landscape so that the tendency to subjectivity might be somewhat corrected by a sense of those 'gentle laws': this is what Elinor tried with Marriane". ... I highly recommend this book for those whole truly like to reflect and comprehend. 1y
  •   nouranaimi @i_am_abeliever The honor is all mine I am very much delighted by your comment thank you so much 1y
  •   bondimanche_ Lovely. 1y
  •   nouranaimi @bondimanche_ thank you 1y
  •   creativitywithkay Hey Noura, how are you? Didn't you stop by the Heya Exhibition? I think I saw you. I was just finishing some work and then I lost you and couldn't find you anymore. Hope to see you sometime soon 8mon
  •   nouranaimi @blogcreativitywithkay Hey Khansaa I am good how are you? Ramadhan mubarak Yes I have been to Heya Exhibition once in the afternoon how didn't I see you 😧 I was actually in a hurry so I just passed quickly between the booths. I am sad I couldn't see you.. Hope to see you soon and I am glad to hear from you 8mon
  •   creativitywithkay Alhamdulillah I am good. Ramadan Mubarak! Insha Allah there will be one more Heya late October. Maybe we can meet then 8mon
  •   nouranaimi @blogcreativitywithkay oh good maybe we can arrange it then 8mon
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nouranaimi "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." Edith Lovejoy Pierce #happynewyear #newyear #2014 #2015 1y

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nouranaimi And December is coming to an end #2014 #iconosquare 1y

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nouranaimi "76. August 30, 1838
Even so, guitar, thy magic tone
Has moved the tear and waked the sigh,*
Has bid the ancient torrent flow*
Although its very source is dry!
" ...
#thecompletepoemsofemilyjanebronte #emilybronte
1y

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