One Year Today…!

Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite.

Today is my first wedding anniversary with my husband, and it’s amazing to see how time flies. It’s been an adventurous year for me, but also a really lovely one, and it’s only given a flavour of all the things we want to do over the next few years – we’ve travelled, dined out, laughed at silly movies and eaten plenty of chocolate along the way.

Our wedding day feels like it just happened a few weeks ago, and it’s weird to look back and see ourselves all dressed up like superstars – although if you saw me dressed in my pyjamas now you’d never believe it!

We’ve had a lovely evening dining out so more on this soon, but for now, it’s time to be a lazy couple. laze on the sofa with snacks and watch a comedy or two : )

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Weekend Pretty…Ring Bling and Orange

I’ve been enjoying the sunshine tremendously this weekend, and making the most of it by sitting in the grass in my back garden, camera in hand. This is a picture I took today on my DSLR (while also jumping around in the grass and making my neighbours pretend they can’t see me. Oops.) I think it’s a perfect way to show how summer is coming, even if it’s still a little chilly, the sun (and the sound of the ice cream vans) makes it all better.

On another note, it’s International Women’s Day, which makes it an even better day, especially when seeing all the contributions online from all over the world in celebration of women and equality. The official colour for this day is purple, but I’ll add a little pink and orange in too to give a funky combination!

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“Reader, I married him.”

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Wuthering Heights

“Among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility with them and He put love and mercy between your (hearts) : verily in that are signs for those who reflect.” – [Surah Ar-Rum 30:21]

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life” – Rita Rudner

I’m finally back, my lovely people, to announce that I am officially a Wife, readers, I indeed did marry him and it was a beautiful day.

There were plenty of events, dholki nights at home, a henna party, more than one bridal shower and best of all, a new baby arrival in the midst of it all, which was pretty amazing and also a wonderful time to spend with family. I’m currently tip-tapping away on my keyboard in our new home, in our bedroom still feeling a little shell-shocked but also very happy (and confused about where to start!)

I’m still sorting through hundreds of photographs and waiting for the professional ones from my photographers at the events, but I will be posting details, which I want to post in chronological order, so bear with me! Please do also read my other blog for more colourful details of the wedding and all the functions leading up to it as well : )

I’d also like to thank all of you who left comments in my previous posts with blessings, congratulations and lots of kinds words, they were a pleasure to read and I was happy to read them all.

For now, here’s a picture of what is sitting on our window sill in our new house, our wedding favour boxes which I sneaked away from the wedding day, and my sparkling ring given to me by The Husband.

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Eid-ul-Fitr 2014…Food Mubarak!

Eid has come after a month of fasting, which admittedly was a lot more tiring than we all realised. But at the end of it all, we are sad to see it go, as so many things are happening around the world which has put a lot of things into perspective for us.

I completely forgot to take any pictures of food for once, it was too busy going into my mouth rather than being captured by my lens, but be assured that it was good food, with good company!

Here’s a few snaps of our days, we had babies running around looking cute and mischievous, lots of amazing food, a bbq out in the garden and as always, lots of laughs and gossip.

Hope your Eid was a nice as ours, I wish I had more pictures to share!

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A Sparkly Object

One of my favourite girly things that I have are rings – I love sparkly, huge, embellished rings. I’m not someone who wears a lot of jewellery (partly due to my teenage years of wearing five hundred bracelets, rings and necklaces at once, and partly because you can’t see it all under my hijab).

One thing I do indulge myself in every now and then are sparkly big rings, particularly from India and Pakistan with beautiful crystal and glass stones in beautiful settings – below is one of my latest additions to my ring collection, a gold filigree metal ring with a sea blue stone which I absolutely fell in love with. Needless to say, it won’t be the last ring I buy, although these don’t usually come very cheap so I’m looking to save my money for a little while and curb my spending (unless I see a really really pretty ring!)

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Our Eid…! (summed up in cakes, colourful clothes and Eid banners!)

Good news, I’ve finally come back to the blogging world, after finally getting a new replacement for my clapped-out laptop (yaay, the yummy smell of new plastic and keyboards! mmmm)

Here’s something which has also kept me busy all of last week, celebrating Eid-ul-Adha, which is the time of pilgrimage for many Muslims, and also the festival of sacrifice, in honour of Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) and his willingness to sacrifice his son.

Here’s a few peeks at some of the things we did during Eid (which was mostly eat a lot of food, wear lots of pretty clothes and make fun out of relatives and each other!)

I hope you all had a great Eid, with plenty of great food and company – we certainly did!

Beautiful Giant Kundan Rings

I love kundan rings, I wear them whenever I get the chance to, and the bigger and sparklier they are, the better! We’ve added some new giant rings at our online store Feroza, and we love the colours they’re in – vivid emerald green and hot pink.

Here’s a peek at some of the snaps I took of them, which I had great fun playing around with and getting different angles of – you can see the different effects of light here, and the way the shadows are thrown.

I love these rings, they’re sparkly without being too over-blingy, and I’m a sucker for traditional jewellery like these – what do you think of these?

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