An Up and a Down in My Freelancing Journey

Things are not always straight forward in life. My new career choice is one of them. Freelancing has highs and lows. This week I may have lost some regular work from a trusted client. It’s got me hustling and pitching like crazy again. But on the bright side, last night I received an email toContinue reading “An Up and a Down in My Freelancing Journey”

Gratitude Is Everything!

Sometimes it’s easy to see what’s missing, what others have, what you need to live a dream life. Realisation that this life isn’t meant to be perfect helps so much! Stop and smell the roses, splash in a paddling pool and give your time to those you love. Be grateful for every breath you take,Continue reading “Gratitude Is Everything!”

A jumble of thoughts – a bargain of gratitude and love!

I’m in a daze Must remind myself it’s just a phase Can’t get a hold of my mind Want to write A thought takes flight Before I write it down Feel like I’m running out of time Then I tell myself To live in the moment Nothing else I smile It’s now the best partContinue reading “A jumble of thoughts – a bargain of gratitude and love!”

The Girl Who Made a Mistake

There was once a girl Who married very young She was besotted by this boy she knew Her dreams and aspirations be hung She could’ve been good And decided that she would Put her mum and dad’s needs first But she was majnoon, And had a thirst She had no idea that from the veryContinue reading “The Girl Who Made a Mistake”

Gone Are the Mothers of the Past (I thank Me!!!)

This poem was inspired by MamaGuide on Instagram and my lovely sis in law who sent this to me. I dedicate this to mums everywhere. This will be us when lockdown is finally over.. ‘I thank Me!’ Watch the video here… 😂😂😂 ‘Mum can you butter my bread?’ ‘Mum help me!! I’m stuck’ ‘You neverContinue reading “Gone Are the Mothers of the Past (I thank Me!!!)”

Everything Everything that makes me glad- An ode to my family ♥️

Dad You’ve always been there A pillar of support, you always care You help us to remember to enjoy the journey, You tell us that to be grateful is the key On phone calls, you tell us to go, Get on with the work, you tell us you know And understand why we have toContinue reading “Everything Everything that makes me glad- An ode to my family ♥️”

A Recipe: I made Jordanian Mansaf 😋!

Many moons ago when I first got married, my husband took me on a trip to a foreign land. It was the first time I’d been anywhere apart from Pakistan or Saudi Arabia (I was very lucky to have made my first umrah trip just a year before) and I was really excited. I didn’tContinue reading “A Recipe: I made Jordanian Mansaf 😋!”

Avicenna – An important message to heed

Hopefully many of you have heard of Avicenna. He was a Persian polymath who is regarded as one of the most significant physicians, astronomers, thinkers and writers of the Islamic Golden Age, and the father of early modern medicine. Avicenna, known as Ibn Sinna in the Arab World, is also known as “the most influentialContinue reading “Avicenna – An important message to heed”

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A Recipe: Meatballs In Rice

This is a wonderful special-occasion recipe that never ceases to amaze guests. The only reason I am now comfortable with it is that, following my mum’s example, I tend to make a big rice dinner at least once every week and now, after a little practice, it’s a variation of rice we enjoy regularly aH.Continue reading “A Recipe: Meatballs In Rice”