Something I’ve been reading this weekend, trying a little comedy and feminism wrapped up by the inimitable Caitlin Moran. What are you reading right now?
A friend of my husband comes from Morocco and brought these pretty miniature key-rings back from a recent trip. I love the mini drums so naturally picked the yellow one (because deep down, I’m the yellow Powder Ranger). It’s currently sitting on my bedroom window sill (next to all my lipsticks) and I love how beautifully detailed and well-made it is.
A nice way to start the week, and a nice addition to my keyring collection!
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.
I wanted to post about something in my garden, but unfortunately, it’s a pretty boring, plain lawn and we don’t have any flowers, just grass that we’ve been trimming and waiting for more green-ness.
My mum’s garden, however, is a different story, it’s a veritable Wonderland – there’s hundreds of colours, shapes and sizes when it comes to the different flowers, vegetables, fruit and trees planted by my mum – making it a mini Kew Garden in our family!
We’ve had temperamental weather over the last few days so I only managed to capture these while it rained a little, but it actually made my pictures come out a lot more intense. Now that it’s getting sunnier again, I’ll trying capturing more pictures to see the difference but in the mean time, here’s some bright colours for today’s post!
Sometimes simplicity is the way to go – I can’t take the credit for this though (I took the picture but I didn’t make this!).
My eldest sister invited my husband and I for dinner, and set out a beautifully laid meal with starters, appetisers and salads followed the main courses (or feast, shall I say), and about three different desserts. We were stuff at the end of the meal and there were plenty of beautiful food on a plate (which we zoomed into our mouths), but I like this condiments/appetiser plate best; simple, bright and healthy.
Ode to Yellow
I hold you in my hand, a burst of sun
Glimmering through skin, bouncing away,
Eager to catch that glimpse of joy
Sway like sunflowers, inviting us to play
Slip through silk, glass, clouds
Gently buttery tones shining in my eyes
Mehndi laga ke rakhna, doli saja ke rakhna
Lene tujhe o gorii aaeynge tere sajana
Put your henna on and keep the wedding palanquin decorated.
Beautiful girl, your beloved will come to take you away.
My mehndi (or Henna) night was a really special night, and one which was surpringly fun for me because of all the silly posing, dancing and amazing cakes and food we had. I’ll be posting more pictures soon, but thought I’d post a picture which sums up the night for me in a pretty simple way – this is me doing twirls outside my mehndi hall and enjoying myself in the street!
More pictures coming soon once I get more of the professional ones!
I love sparkly things like any other girl, so naturally these pretty boxes caught my eye and I snapped them up. I’ve been collected pretty jewellery boxes and small embellished pill jars for a while, but these are my favourite ones so far.
I know this style of design is not new – I’ve had plenty of notebooks, pens, compact mirrors and pill-boxes with this same mirror design since I was a child – but there’s something very appealing about these boxes which reminded me of the presents I used to get as a child from family in Pakistan or friends who have been on holidays.
So here they are, pretty mirrored boxes I use to hold my treasures (which are mainly my pennies and my blingy rings). I’m pretty sure I’ll have a new addition to my collection, but for these now, I’ll enjoy these sparklies!