So, one day Mammaa woke me up early. She usually lets me sleep till I want to, but that particular day was different. It was different in so many ways. She kept cooing things to me. Went on rambling about going "bye-bye" and "having fun" as she prepped my milk. Pappaa was ironing my clothes... Continue Reading →
An entire generation of confused women.
Each passing day, makes me realize how hard it must have been for my Mum. To be a homemaker. Day in, day out. Every single day. Without a break. On Sundays, when the kids wanted their favorite fried treats, and Pappaa wanted to lie in and watch cricket and read the news. On Eid and... Continue Reading →
Bad Shawarma Karma :-(
A Ramadan Friday at the HJ household. Sleep in. Then wallow in bed, till you can push it no further. The baby's breakfast that is. You might be fasting, but you better drag your arse off the bed and get some breakfast going for the tiny human. Feeding the tiny human is paramount. Prep the... Continue Reading →
A year on.
I'm often accused of being a person with nigh zero sense of occasion. Anniversaries and birthdays are like water off a duck's back to me. If not for social media and reminders from humans and gadgets alike, I would probably never remember any of them. I therefore stand out like sore thumb in an era... Continue Reading →
Ma Wednesday- Off she goes!
There is a sense of foreboding as the day approaches. I try to appear nonchalant and in control. I portray an air of preparedness, and try to prove to The Grammys/ Grampys and The Mister that I can keep my sh&* together. The research has been done, the footwork performed and the ground laid. The endless trips to... Continue Reading →
Runday Monday- Ramadan fitness.
Here goes. Is it possible to fit in a workout whilst fasting during the day, and juggling everything else a working mother has to do during such a month? Shall give it a go, I suppose. Have done it before (conveniently forget facts- was then a surgical trainee, living alone, with no responsibilities to speak... Continue Reading →
The Ladies Lounge- Foundation query?
Holla Ladies! A couple of folks have pinged yours truly on Facebook and some have posted questions on the blog- What foundation shades do I use? Since I don't really put up any pictures, I never thought it would matter to you ladies. I obviously thought wrong! Apologies. Now that you folks have asked, I... Continue Reading →
The Ladies Lounge- Ramadan makeup?
Ramadan is supposed to be a time of piety, charity, self-control, reflection and introspection. A time of detachment from all that is materialistic and worldly and a time to rediscover yourselves, get closer to your maker and reflect inwards. True. Ramadan is also a time when you are going about life on full throttle with... Continue Reading →
It's amazing how you can have a full- fledged meal smack- bang in the middle of the night one day. At a time when you are usually in the throes of the deepest slumber. You can then wake up and ignore your oddly bereft feeling, and yet- grumbling tummy in the morning, and leave to wherever... Continue Reading →
Currently Crushing- Zoe’s Summer Edition!
Aah my lovely adult folks, it's so wonderful to write to y'all again! Hope little 'ol life has been treating you folks well. I have been quite busy (pah! like always) recently and I have also changed a lot since we last met/ corresponded. I'm a big girl now you see! I have had several... Continue Reading →