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So Monday morning and I’m all geared up for an insightful blog post on my last three months’ experience of using Twitter. I’ve taken the photos of my chickens which I want to include (you’ll see why in my next post – it’s a tenuous link) but have only forgotten one salient fact. I promised my daughter we’d make cookies today! Quicker than I could type in ‘wordpress’ she was there on my shoulder to remind me in her own ladylike and inimitable way. She really takes after her grandma. So, here’s how productive my Monday morning was:

Simple but yummy!

Simple but yummy!

My thanks to the charming Melissa at The Glen House whose Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe was the inspiration. I’m too mean to shell out the extortionate price of a bag of chocolate chips in Ras Al Khaimah, so we went with a Smartie plonked in the middle of each one instead – great fun for a 5 year-old on her school holidays.

It was fun for me too and I was reminded of this beautiful message from Kahlil Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’:

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

I’m not sorry that I didn’t bribe my child with a DVD so that I could write the longer blog post I wanted to – it can wait. I’m off to put the kettle on for a cup of Earl Grey to enjoy with one of those cookies.

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