Monday, 4 March 2013

It's the Little Things

For Zaki, it's lifting himself off the ground to get a better view of the giant 1,000,000 litre aquarium at Morocco Mall - Africa's largest shopping mall in Casablanca...


...so that he can get up close and personal with this guy...


...or these pretties.


For me, well it's the opportunity to occasionally have some 21st Century retail therapy as opposed to bartering like we did in Marrakech last weekend. The ceiling of Morroco Mall looks like a starry night.


I could go on about globalisation but knowing there is somewhere within a couple of hours drive I can buy a bra I can fit in to (sadly no food hall) is a good thing. The new and first M&S in Morocco at Place d'Anfa, Casablanca.


But of course the best little thing? Well it's holding my new niece...


..., Amira (Princess) born on 28 February weighing just 2.5 kgs.


Happy Days.

29 comments:

PippaP said...

gorgeous aquarium and beautiful niece, wasn't she tiny :)

two hippos said...

Princess is adorable!

ScissorsandThread said...

Gorgeous!

Collette said...

oh she is beautiful there is nothing like snuggles with a newborn love it!

love the aquarium photos too! x

heart of charnwood said...

Beautiful, and so tiny and perfect!:)

Canadian Abroad said...

Eeek! You have so much girlie sewing to do. Woohoo! Loving the massive mall being available for occasional forays into retail therapy.

cheeky monkey said...

Hello little Princess! She is 10 years younger than my son!

Wow, M&S! I am just not British enough to love this shop but I know how brilliant it could be to find something you know and like!

Kelly said...

Everyone needs an M&S close for the undie buying! Love that pic of Zaki and your new niece is beautiful!

Charlotte said...

awwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!

QuiltCandy said...

What a lovely post! Aquariums are great places for little ones aren't they. And yes, everyone needs an M and S, we live in the middle of nowhere and there is a small 'Simply M and S' food, that is always jam packed! We wouldn't be without it for our top up supplies. And yes, the best for bras ;-) What a gorgeous baby, glad you gave her lots of snuggles!

sew.darn.quilt said...

What an amazing aquarium! Only to be trumped by you gorgeous niece!

Archie the wonder dog said...

She's adorable! Love that photo of Zaki!!

Carla said...

What a fabulous looking mall! Beautiful wee babe too

Heather D. said...

Wow, what a pretty aquarium that is. Love the shot of Zaki, trying to get a better look. Congrats on the new niece. She's beautiful.

Isisjem said...

Congratulations on your new additions. Niece and Marks and Sparks :-)

Katy Cameron said...

Welcome to the world baby girl, good to see you're enabling retail therapy at such a young age :oD

Leanne Barnett said...

Beautiful niece, don't you just love babies? Love the shot of Zaki trying to get a better look at the aquarium.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Very jealous - I LOVE babies - and how come you've got M&S and we haven't? Very seriously unfair!!

diane said...

Ahhhh...what a sweety. Congrats to the new parents. Looks like Zaki had a grand time with the aquarium.

barbara woods said...

pretty baby!

Deborah said...

She is just adorable! Amazing mall photos!

Kirsten said...

Amira is so lovely - and how cool is that Aquarium!

Catherine said...

What fantastic colour inspiration in your pictures. Congratulations on your new aunty status and on finding some M&S home comforts:-)

Nat at Made in Home said...

I did know there was a m&s in Casa! Must be great to know the actual price of things! Amira is so precious!

Jenelle said...

That looks like an awesome aquarium. :) When I lived in Boston there was one there that had a great shark exhibit. It actually allowed you to walk over these glass portholes above where the tiger sharks swam. I think Zaki would like that one too.

Amira is very sweet and quite tiny. :) Congrats!

Marit said...

Congrats on the sweet little niece! She's adorable:) And glad to hear you can find a good bra now too;)

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Oh my goodness, how gorgeous is your new niece, lovely name too, and an M&S to boot! x

Dianne Neale said...

You look such a proud auntie!
And I totally get m & s. We have one around 50 kms away - it makes me feel all warm and cozy, although the bras don't fit me and its soo fuddy-duddy!!

Nicky said...

Shopping and aquariums are great but wee babies are the best!