Archive for July, 2015


A Ladybird and Chillies

Spotted this today while buying chillies in housewife mode – is it just me who just delicately picks up every and each piece of vegetable to examine before putting it in my bag? Meanwhile a woman in front of me strode up, dove her hand into the pile and grabbed a huge bunch without looking and stuffed them all into her bag (all while looking at me suspiciously, and probably wondering why I’m looking at each individual chilli pepper).

Luckily she didn’t pick up this ladybird (which was still tottering out oblivious to the earthquare happening three inches away) – after I whipped out my camera to take a snap, I left it in peace in the big green jungle : )

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Weekly Gurrrlll Links

I always enjoy doing these, although inevitable I go from one (more sensible page) and end up watching cat videos on Youtube.

What does ‘Guurrl’ really mean? I can relate to all of these.

Parenting. Nuff said.

For the Harry Potter Fans who want more after the ending – here’s a compilation of what happened to who in Life after Hogwarts.

For the Bollywood watchers, here’s an accurate and hilarious summary of Devdas. I remember when this came out (more than ten years ago now!) and it’s still pretty breath-taking (and emo!)

I almost wish my wedding pictures were this emotional.

I need to convince my mum to plant these in her garden – flowers that turn into transparent skeletal looking flowers.

If Disney Heroines had their mothers, they wouldn’t be in the mess they ended up in. That clears a lot of things up.

Instagram nonsense which is actually kinda cool

Words you never knew existed but which have lovely meanings.

This is cool – the Bechdel IMBD list about women who talk about something other than men.

Shakespeare illustrated – I liked this one from Romeo and Juliet!

The pencil case I would have hated as a kid, but which I want now so I can pretend it’s one of my mum’s rotis.

Our Eid!

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We had a lovely Eid weekend (which was a 3 day affair for me) starting with dinner at the sisters, then dinner at my mum’s, and ending with an Eid Fair at a local park (with lots of screaming on the rides!). Here’s a few shots of what we did this Eid, you can see a little more here  as well, but the general theme was lots of good food, energetic toddlers and yummy cupcakes!

Wishing you all a beautiful Eid day, with lots of good food, good company, beautiful outfits and a decent app to edit all the pictures on your phone!

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I finally got to the end of the alphabet – but there’s still a few more days left of Ramadan! Here’s my photo of the day(s) – preparation for Eid with some spontaneous henna!

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Zenith meaning the peak – at which the 26th fast and the 27th night are the most important for us, while at the same time we get a little crazy while we go into shopping mode! Here’s some of the things I’ve been getting ready for Eid!

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There’s something about the colour yellow which feels appropriate as the end of Ramadan draws closer – maybe the burst of activity and preparations, as well as the fact that we strive to make the most of the last ten days of Ramadan.

For me, it’s an inspiring colour – hopeful, sunny and bright – and certainly eye-catching enough to make you see something in a different way.

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XXL portions of flowers for a sunny weekend : )

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I’ve been having a slice of this almost every day for iftar times, perfect water-based fruit for the evenings : )

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There’s a lot of ways to interpret this one, so I’ll post the one I liked most – varieties of food that we’ve been having over the last couple of days : )