Homemade or Store Bought?

I do love eggs but have I personally cracked a thousand or more of them? Hmmm, that seems rather unlikely even though I have been doing more baking nowadays.

So it was quite a surprise that while preparing an omelette, I found my first ever double-yolker!
After all, the chances of finding a double-yolker is supposedly less than one in a thousand eggs that are store bought.
This is because unlike eggs bought directly from a farm, such eggs are usually picked up through the process of candling and they end up being used in egg products instead of being sold as whole eggs.
Still, fun as it was finding this double-yolker or more spookily, chancing across a half dozen such eggs in a single carton (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1248133/Eggs-actly-ARE-chances-double-yoker.html), personally, nothing really beats having my very own homemade “twin-yolkers”…
Say “Hi”, boys!!!

My Sons and I


A favourite quotation from Kahlil Gibran.

It never fails to make me  ponder anew what it means to be a father to my boys even before they entered my life.


Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.

You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

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