Browsing Category : My Thoughts

Rock a Bye Baby…


You nuzzle in, closer and then closer a little more. You grunt for me to pat you to sleep. Your eyes begin to close, but reopen at my slightest movement. You whisper “Shhh shh” asking me to repeat this whilst I pat you. Rock a Bye Baby.

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Do you suffer from FOMO?


Watching my Snapchat feed, the green monster inside me began to make an appearance as I saw, what seemed like, EVERYONE at a much coveted event. I tapped through short clips of customised cupcakes, gorgeous selfies and perfect poses. Damn it, why wasn’t I invited? Everyone looks like they are having SO much fun. All those smiles prove it right?

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How to make your own DIY Print…


Prints are the new must have accessory to bring any space to life, whether it be in your office, on your bedroom wall, or gracing your hallway. I have been collecting frames to decorate our bedroom for a while now, and I really wanted to incorporate a couple of DIY Prints of beautiful and thoughtful quotes to spread positivity within the space.

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Ten of my fondest School Memories – A trip down memory lane…


As the summer holidays come to an end, everywhere I look there are Back to School banners and promotions to be seen. The talk of admissions, books and uniforms along with woes of teachers mourning the end of the long summer surrounds me. It’s everywhere, except it’s not something I can take part in. Not just yet anyway. Baby Z is yet…

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An Open Apology to my Son’s toys…


Dearest Toys, This letter is dedicated to the toys that are strewn across the floor. The ones neatly stacked in piles or chucked inside toy boxes. The toys I am endlessly picking up, day in and day out. Toys, toys, toys galore. For being toys, you go through a lot, and well to be honest… I have a lot to…

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My Hijab Story…


Around late November of the year 2014 (almost 2 years ago), I decided to start wearing the Hijab. The HIjab, for those that are unaware, is essentially a “veil that covers the head and chest, worn in the presence of adult males outside of their immediate family and non-Muslim women”. It is a command of Allah that must be fulfilled by…

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Local Flair Issue 14: LokaLoka Boutique


For today’s Local Flair Issue, we are joined by the wonderful Monique, owner of LokaLoka Boutique. Passionate about her business, LokaLoka offers “practical bags for women who can afford better“. LokaLoka’s leather bags are simple, understated (but never unstylish) and without a label. You can also personalise your classic leather totes with a Gold or Silver stamp, or opt for Blind…

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Tea Time at Hummingbird Bakery …


Last Thursday, we decided to check out the recently launched Afternoon Tea Time Menu at Hummingbird Bakery. If you haven’t already realised, I have a major sweet tooth, and desserts are my weakness. Therefore, there was not a doubt in my mind that I had to see what the Hummingbird Bakery would offer. We headed to the Dubai Mall branch…

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A peak into my Bedroom…


As you all know already, we recently moved homes and quite frankly, this change has brought out the interior designer in me. I never thought I would be so excited about new cupboards or frames, but alas I can not hide this new found excitement from you any longer.

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