I found myself queuing up outside Queensborough Community Centre on a cold Sunday morning, my body still adjusting to being back on the cold, British soil. On my left, a little playground on an estate, and on my right, not much. In front of me, a group of eager but recently awoken women chattering about … More Midas Touch Craft – Natural Beauty Product Making DIY Workshop Review
As cold winter days approach, I find myself thinking about my often-neglected skin-care regime. I have noticed the difference in my skin when I make a conscious effort to make time to care for it. My skin has phases – too oily, too dry, break-outs, and all the other problems skin can face. However, the following … More 5 skin-care tips!
As a teenager at home, my designated chores were washing the dishes and mopping the bathroom and kitchen floors once or twice a week. I remember being instructed to pour some bleach into a bucket of hot water, and then using that to mop and clean the floors. Fast forward to when I got married. … More My green cleaning secret
We have recently discovered the joys of nature journaling in our home education journey. Nature journaling is all about observation, documenting what you see around you (vegetation, trees, animals etc) and your feelings, to put it quite simply. There are many forms that a nature journal can take, and many resources available online, that I … More Nature journaling 101
Peace all, I know bedtime is a big parenting struggle, and so I thought I would write a few words from my own personal experience. These are some things I discovered along the way. Some may seem pretty obvious, some may not. My intention is to put this out there in the hope that it … More Bedtime with children: 3 tips from my experience
I always struggle with having to de-clutter our gear whenever we move. Our ‘stuff’, worldly possessions and the physical markers of a life we made, have to be reduced to the baggage allowance (23kg usually!). I have always found this process quite difficult, however prior to our latest move, I stumbled upon the Kon Mari method by Marie … More Mindful moving and de-cluttering
Salaam y’all, The blessed month is upon us! The sun has finally come out in London, the birds are singing and there are breezes of mercy flowing. Here are some tried and tested ideas, ‘hacks’ and meal ideas for Ramadan. Hydration Hacks Last Ramadan, I would make a DIY electrolyte/ hydrating drink for suhoor and I … More Ramadan Hydration Hacks
A cold late afternoon coupled with a craving for something warm and spicy led us to this restaurant, Dishoom, nestled off a busy corner in Covent Garden (although Leicester Square station is much closer I think!). We were at the Royal Albert Hall for an event, and fancied a bite to eat after. With not … More Dishoom, Covent Garden (review)
Bread. Such a fundamental part of our day, whether it is the morning toast or the humble lunch sandwich you’ve bought or just a baguette to have with your soup for dinner. Over the years, bread (and more, specifically gluten) has had a bad rep. It gets pretty overwhelming as what we now eat isn’t … More Alternatives to bread
It has been a while, dear friends. I am sorry for the hiatus. Now that I am back in the land of all things foodie, England. I am relishing in all those little luxuries one misses when abroad; the variety of ‘healthy’ food in a package, the perks of grocery shopping online that is delivered … More A few of my favourite things..