We had our first Eid in Bahrain. There are two Eids in the Islamic calendar - Eid ul Fitr (the Eid that follows the fasting month of Ramadan) and Eid ul Adha (roughly falling two months and ten days after Eid ul Fitr). Last Eid ul Fitr we spent with extended family in London, after a bit of travel in Europe. This year it's just the three of us. Aaaaah yes, just the three of us... nice and cosy...what more could we want, right? Especially considering that back in Melb, Eid day was a carefully orchestrated series of visits interspersed with lunch and dinner. Back home, we never had time to ourselves.
I hate to say it - but, the grass is always greener isn't it?
This being the first time in a very long time (since uni years) that we've spent Eid away from family, we did a few things to compensate... eg, recreated our mothers' best dishes. We came close enough, but our imitations will only ever be just that...And now, here I am, sitting at the computer (in my Eid best). I've had a little spare time to write this entry... spare time on Eid day? That's definitely a first.