Sultanahmet after Sunset!

 

My visits to Istanbul are quite limited; we take a few weeks off a year for a short vacation and we try to fit everything we want to do in those few weeks. Since we almost always go in the summer time, the days are long and the sun sets after 8…by that time, we’ve already been in the streets for a good 8 to 10 hours and we’re dead tired so we head back home…

We go to Sultanahmet square as a mission. It’s either to look for something, or buy something specific, but not site seeing. We don’t get to enjoy the beauty of the square…we just pass through it!

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Engagement!! Nişan!!!

 

About a month ago, my baby sister (not very ‘baby’ anymore), Sheyma, got engaged. On the 1st of February was her ‘contract signing’ ceremony, or Nikah (as it is called in Arabic and in Turkish). And on the 14th of February we threw an engagement party for her in Saudi Arabia.

So during the preparations for the party, I took charge of the engagement cake and cookie favors. I’ve made these type of cookie favors before but it was the first time I was making a 3 tier cake. Time-consuming but fun!!! :))

Yaklaşık bir ay önce kardeşim, Şeyma, nişanlandı. Şubatın 1’inde nikahı kıyıldı..Şubatın 14’ünde nişan partisi yapıldı. Hazırlıklara benim katkım nişan pastası ve dağıtılcak nişan kurabiyeleriydi. İlk defa üç katlı pasta yapacağımdan bayağı heyecanlıydım ama çok şükür, Allahın izniyle,başarıyla sonuçlandı!

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