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Our Little Garden

We are a family of farmer’s. 

That is a reply I would always get whenever I ask my Lola about our family. One of the gifts that she treasured the most is plants. Lola would show off each tree we planted to guests along with some stories about us her apo’s (grandchildren). Oh how I miss her so much. 

My mama also has a green thumb, she would change plants in our little garden almost every 3 months and neighbors would admire how she managed to grow beautiful flowers. Some friends would give her a sad orchid (no flowers) and somehow after a few months she would manage to make them grow happy blooming with colorful flowers. 

And so secretly I’m hoping to have a farmer’s heart from my Papa’s side and a green thumb from my Mama. I started with a bunch of bamboo house plant which sadly only stayed with us for a year. My husband encouraged me to grow some herbs and bought me a pack of basil and chili seeds that also died; I blame Dubai summer heat and insects who ate all its leaves. Now don’t judge me just yet I am happy to say that my Sampaguita (Jasmin sambac) and Gardenia are happily growing in our little veranda.

This morning while watering my love’s, new babies greeted me.

baby chili’s

and we have a new plant too a give-away from TDM.


here are my surviving plants

no name plant. gardenia. sampaguita

During summer I water my plants twice (6am and 7pm) and both basil and chili stay inside after 10am. 
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Hi, my name is Abigail a stay at home Mama of two LittleOnes and currently residing in Dubai, UAE since 2009. This is my little space online where I share activities, places we've been, food we enjoy and snippets of our daily expat life. ‘Cuddles and Crumbs’ is a combination of the two main things I share on this blog: cuddles (family) and crumbs (food).


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