Hi Dina

Thanks for the follow *, as the reason I write is to share.
* (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining filming the chaos with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

# By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Kind regards


“You will do foolish things…but do them with enthusiasm.”
– Colette


Best wishes from the First City to see the sun (in summer) …and we’re also the first to see the sunset and the stars (in winter-time)

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”

Dina Al-Mahdy: Award-winning Writer and Translator

Lately, I’ve been wishing for lots of things.

A little too much.

In fact, the pressure I’ve put on these wishes has not just created a big gap between expectations and reality, but pierced that gap in its entirety to fall right back on me.

Today, I’d like to stop pushing.

The way I’m going to try to do that is by retiring these wishes. I’ll alleviate them from their nonexistent duties and fictitious responsibility to make me happy.

Instead, I’d like to make a wish for you.

As 2018 comes to an end, I hope you forgive yourself for the mistakes you’ve made over the past year, for not following through on some of the goals you swore you were going to achieve, for not reaching the milestones you entered the year longing to achieve.

I hope you are kind to yourself. I hope you stop counting all of your…

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