This concept has been whizzing through my mind for some time now. The notion that we set unrealistic expectations, like filling a balloon with air so much so that popping and shrinking is the only outcome. Since I was younger (yes, anecdotal grandma discourse), I've always made sure that every year had a highlight of … Continue reading Can you set yourself up to fail?
This recipe is one of the typical Libyan stuffed delicacies that is pleasantly aromatic with the diversity of herbs and good 'greens'. It's so healthy yet so deliciously yummy, you honestly can't go wrong with it! The herbs are typically Mediterranean so if you travel around the countries surrounding the sea, it's always worth dropping … Continue reading A herbal wonder – Libyan stuffed peppers
We all think of the unfamiliar, whether it is everyday or, for some, a few moments in their lifetimes. People often think of how they might be remembered, or whether perhaps they will be forgotten. But have we thought enough about how much of an 'everlasting' impact we have made on the world? Have we … Continue reading Leaving a charitable death stamp
Mmmmm. I get hungry just remembering that cheese and spinach goodness. This is so flavoursome, homely and diverse too - whether you are a meat eater or plant eater, you're bound to love it as a congenial appetiser. Just look at that crispiness. Yum. So this was from a recipe book recommended a good friend … Continue reading The parcels of bliss !
Yep, there's a reason why I put hijab in between apostrophes. I have so much to express about my view of the modern Muslim consumerist fashion. I don't feel that this post really shows the real 'hijab'. But it shows, perhaps, a step to modesty when living in the west. For decades, Muslims in western … Continue reading Modest ‘Hijab’ style cliché
I made a visit in the morning to the family home and I found my mum mixing and matching anything and everything in the kitchen she could add to her yummy truffles. There was something so weirdly nostalgic about the present. I could tell that one day, I'd probably reminisce and long for those moments … Continue reading In a nutty mood… (no pun intended)
It's been a long while since I've been contemplating creating my very own blog. Actually, I'd prefer to call it a 'writing space'. Just a space where I can express my very own lifestyle, fashion, beauty, photos, art and most of all, the literature I love and recommend. Reading is riveting but writing is compelling … Continue reading Living simply