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UAE | A promise.


As UAE celebrates it’s 47th National Day today, I can’t help but reflect on my relationship with this country over the past few years. A country that made me many promises, and now one that I have promised myself to.  Dear UAE, I visited you in my early years, packed in a car of family members and being the quintessential…

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UK Summer Holiday 2017…


For the first 2 weeks of August 2017, myself and Master Z escaped the heat of Dubai for a summer holiday. We enjoyed a blissful stay in my hometown, Leicester, UK, residing with my parents and my baby brother, Mr A. I captured some of the special moments on film, and share it with you below. Thank you for watching…

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Stay Safe.


In what words do I express my fear. My fear for the lives of my family and friends living in England. For my mother, father and my younger teen brother. Perhaps I should warn them to stay in their homes? Perhaps I should ask them to avoid the markets? Perhaps I should tell them no longer to commute by train, or…

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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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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 8: Tootsie Toes


For the eighth issue of Local Flair, I got the chance to meet Tolu, a passionate mum of 2, who is capturing timeless moments through the creative concept of Tootsie Toes. Tootsie Toes is a company that creates a lasting reminder of your precious little one in the form of a cast, that can be framed or a sculpture that can…

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As if Time has stood still…


It has been just over a week since I returned back to England for my month long vacation after two years of being an expat in Dubai, and in so many ways, it is as if time has stood still. Returning back to Leicester, everything looks almost very much the same as it was when I had said good-bye two…

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The little things I miss about Leicester…


Last week I came across this article in the Leicester Mercury, by Raegan Oates, about the strange things she misses about Leicester, now that she has moved to Bulgaria. I could really relate to it, and I must admit I have been thinking of quite a few things I miss about Leicester too since my visit to England is in…

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