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Tag Archives: dawats
If yesterday’s post was full of sadness from saying goodbye to much-loved teenagers, then today’s is about peace – in heart, mind and soul. We went to the local village, to Surola’s home for two meals – one at each of our ayah’s places … Continue reading
Yesterday was a terribly difficult day despite the joyous occasion and I apologise to all of you who attempted to read Day 20 only to find a blank page and then, later, only text which was clearly meant to accompany … Continue reading
Just a bit overwhelmed with the number of ‘goodbyes’ we’ve had over the last 48 hours with three of them just yesterday. I managed to miss a very important one from the day before so it’s time to catch up … Continue reading
Even after so many years living in Bangladesh, I never fail to be amazed by its beauty. Yesterday, even though we count ourselves as living ‘in the middle of nowhere’, we were invited to a meal in a place the … Continue reading
Our first deshi biday dawat has just taken place. There’s a lot of Bangla there that sentence! A dawat is the usual term for an invitation. Bangladeshis love to invite others round for food. Unlike westerners who tend to prefer small gatherings of just … Continue reading